Benjamin Edward Mueller, Liverpool, NY (formally Fargo, ND), passed away on July 22, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 36 years old. Ben was surrounded by his wife, parents, in-laws, and siblings.
He was born June 22, 1983 in Fargo, North Dakota, the son of Jeffrey and Susan Mueller. He was the oldest of 4 siblings. On October 10, 2008, he married Jenna (Currie) Mueller.
Benjamin graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in Computer Science in 2011. He was employed at Microsoft, where most recently he worked as a Premier Field Engineer. Ben really enjoyed working for Microsoft and working with his colleagues.
Ben loved his wife, family, friends, and life. He was quick to lend a hand, travel anywhere, try new things, and be there for people when needed. He enjoyed being goofy and making others laugh – especially the littles in his life. Ben liked watching food and travel shows and planning the next location for vacation. Always forward looking, he challenged others to adopt an optimistic perspective to life and genuinely supported each person he knew.
The impact Ben had in this life cannot be measured and he is missed dearly.
As a final gift of service, Ben was able to provide the gift of vision by donating his eyes.
Ben is survived by his wife, Jenna (Currie) Mueller; animals, Old Man Stuart (dog), Pi (cat); parents, Jeffrey and Susan (Lindquist) Mueller, Kenneth and Brenda (Carrier) Currie; grandparents, Fern (Channell) Mueller, John and Betty (Hertz) Lindquist; siblings, Sarah (Mueller) and Richard Prigge, John and Delinda (Wagner) Mueller, David and Maggie (Renner) Mueller, Justin Currie, Kayla (Currie) and Brendan Altman-Cosgrove; nieces, Maddison, Isabel, Joscelyn; nephews, Luke, Shepard; Godson, Lochlan. He is also survived by many loving Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. He was predeceased by his Grandfather Milton Mueller and Godson Killian Carney.
Advanced colon cancer in individuals under 50 is steadily increasing in the U.S., yet medical recommendations for screening have not adjusted to this trend. Ben had no symptoms, no family history, and no specific genetic markers. Change can only come through research.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to Fight Colorectal Cancer online at www.fightcolorectalcancer.org or by mail: 134 Park Central Square, Suite 210, Springfield, MO 65806. 96% of all donations to this organization go directly to colon and rectal cancer research.
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