Richard L. Mueller, 72, of Ohio, Ill., died unexpectedly Thursday, March 15, 2018, at UnityPoint Methodist Medical Center, in Peoria. A visitation was from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 22 at Ohio Lutheran Church, in Ohio, Ill. A funeral service followed at 11 a.m. The Rev. Gene Vincent officiated. Burial was at Union Cemetery, in Ohio, Ill. Garland Funeral Home, in Walnut, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Ohio Lutheran Church.

Richard L. Mueller, 72, of Ohio, Ill., died unexpectedly Thursday, March 15, 2018, at UnityPoint Methodist Medical Center, in Peoria. A visitation was from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 22 at Ohio Lutheran Church, in Ohio, Ill. A funeral service followed at 11 a.m. The Rev. Gene Vincent officiated. Burial was at Union Cemetery, in Ohio, Ill. Garland Funeral Home, in Walnut, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Ohio Lutheran Church.

Richard was born May 18, 1945, in Princeton, the son of Martin and Mildred (Norden) Mueller. He graduated from high school in Ohio. Richard farmed and was the owner and operator of Mueller Machinery Mart, in Walnut, for many years. He was an active member of the Ohio Lutheran Church. He served as a past church council president for many years and also participated in the living Last Supper presentation. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and was very involved in their lives and enjoyed the time he spent with them.

Richard was married to Teresa Malone Mueller, and they had three children together: Melanie Bloomquist, of Bourbonnais; Megan Mueller, of Bradley; and Jared Mueller, of Kankakee; and three grandchildren.

He married Carole L. Sanderson on Sept. 2, 1989, in Geneseo. She preceded him in death on Dec. 9, 2015. They have three step-sons, Mark (Traci) Leslie, of Hartland, Wis.; Lance (Jennifer) Leslie, of Bettendorf, Iowa; and Brett (Heather) Leslie, of Keller, Texas; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.