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David B. Muether

January 12, 1952 ~ July 17, 2018 (age 66)

David Bruce Muether, 66, of Decorah, Iowa, passed away peacefully on July 17, 2018 after a brief illness. Dave was born on January 12, 1952 in Decorah, Iowa to parents Aaron Muether and Maxine Muether.  He Graduated from Decorah High School, class of 1970, and was able to wear his high school letter jacket until the end.  After attending Luther College, he served in the U.S. Army, earning an honorable discharge.  Dave liked to call himself the chief bottle washer and pizza cook of the popular restaurant, Café Deluxe.  Later years found him working for the Decorah Public School systems and assisting with Taekwondo classes with the Luther College Taekwondo Club and Little Tree Taekwondo Clubs both in Decorah, Iowa.  Dave was a lover of swimming, music, drums, and his kitties.  He had a big kind heart and many commented on his passion for motorcycles, history, and of course, all living creatures.

Dave is survived by his life partner, Anna Linnell, Decorah, Iowa; daughter Karin Muether of Davenport, Iowa; sisters Mary (Dennis) Willson of Marion, Iowa and Jean (Bob Hunter) Muether of Knoxville, Tennessee; many nieces and nephews, with a special bond with his niece Kim Venable of Knoxville, Tennessee.  Dave is preceded in death by his father Aaron Muether and Mother Maxine Muether.

A special celebration of Dave’s life will be held Monday July 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm at McCaffrey’s Dolce Vita, 2149 Twin Springs Rd, Decorah, IA.  In lieu of flowers, memorials and donations can be made in his name to the Humane Society of Northeast Iowa. Online condolences may be left for the family at The family would like to thank the staff of Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin for the respect and care they gave Dave and his family.

The Thorson Funeral Home of Viroqua, WI is proudly serving the family.

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