Richard S. “Rick” Mueller - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Richard S. “Rick” Mueller

April 19, 1939 - September 14, 2022

Richard S. “Rick” Mueller, age 83, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.

Born in New Haven, CT on April 19, 1939, he was a son of the late Clarence and Elizabeth (Macaulay) Mueller. Rick proudly served his country in the United States Air Force under the department of the Strategic Air Command as a B-47 bomber mechanic. He went on to make his career as a commercial painter.

Rick was dedicated to the Lord and a long-time member of Bible Fellowship Church of Newark. He valued friendships made at church, and he especially looked forward to “Thursday morning men’s breakfast” at Friendly’s with the guys. He also enjoyed nature and bow hunting. Woodworking, painting, and writing short stories happily occupied his time as well.

 In addition to his parents, Rick was preceded in death by his brothers, Clarence Mueller and Neil Mueller. He is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Elaine J. (Studzinski) Mueller; loving daughter, Marlene Bonn (Jason); step-son, Allen Tibbitts (Darlene); grandchildren, Jaden Bonn, Kaitlynne Bonn, and Paige Burrows; brother, Gary Mueller (Sonja); and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 pm on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at Bible Fellowship Church of Newark, 808 South Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE, where a celebration of life will begin at 12 pm. Burial will be held privately in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rick’s memory to Bible Fellowship Church of Newark, Attention Benevolence, 808 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702 or by clicking here.


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  • Rick was special, full of fun and the love for Jesus, and loved the Christian Family. When we ministered at Mt. Zion, Rick loved to visit, especially enjoyed the Christmas concerts. We were blessed and encouraged by his smiles of approval as he worshipped with us.
    Jesus took one of His “chosen” children Home. We will meet again!

  • I remember the times we spent together during Thursday morning men’s breakfast at Friendly’s. Your love for God showed in the way you interacted with people. Sleep on Bro. Rick!!

  • Pops you are gonna be missed. My man rest easy.

  • Rick was a good friend and wonderful neighbor. He was always there for construction advice and tool lending. His warm stories and pleasant conversations will be missed.
    Rest In Peace Rick.

  • My dad, my hero. I love you more than words. I will miss you forever but find comfort knowing you will always be in my heart. Rest easy and breathe freely. I love you. Always.

  • Uncle Rick,
    The memories of my father and you traveling anywhere and everywhere to find Mercedes gull wings to restore,is something I’ll never forget, from pic’s of you guys freezing hauling wrecked
    Gull wings back to Cali, to absolutely making works of art of them! And What
    A gift For me to be able to say that I Worked at San Onofre with the both of you guys is something I’ll never forget.
    I wish we lived closer, it would have been a honor to be around for more of Aunt Elaine’s Thanksgiving dinners!!
    And seeing your family grow.🌸
    RIP Uncle Rick, Love you, and I know you are surrounded by ❤️

  • Rich was a great man & painter worked with him several years at the X Station may he rest in peace.

  • I and Calvin will miss you so much. Your funny comments and talks about life always made us laugh and smile. I know you are so happy in Heaven. Keep our seats ready.

  • Was so very sorry to hear about your loss. I will remember Richard wearing his bib coveralls. He was such a kind loving person who loved his family dearly. May he Rest In Peace. Remember those lovely memories and hold them dear to your hearts for they will help you to get through this difficult time. Prayers and peace to you and the family. Colette