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Dick Mueller was surrounded by his family after receiving the 2008 Marie Blakeman award at the Chamber of Commerce meeting in January of that year.

Prominent Hudson businessman Dick Mueller dies

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Richard "Dick" Mueller, 82, died early Tuesday in Hudson.

Mueller and his family owned and operated True Value Hardware in Hudson from 1947 until the store closed in 2008. Dick Mueller moved the business from its Second Street location to become one of the first stores in the new Plaza 94 in 1975. The business which was begun in 1894 was among the oldest in Hudson. Mueller's parents, Helen and George, purchased the store in 1947 and three generations of the family operated it.


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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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