Dawn-Irene Mueller, the dearly loved wife of Fritz Mueller quietly slipped away from life in this world and entered into eternal life with her Savior Jesus on the evening of October 8th. She was by far the better half of the couple who became FritznDawn for over 53 years. Dawn was born in Hartford Connecticut and graduated from Hall High School in Hartford in 1960. She worked at several jobs in the Hartford area before moving to Miami in 1966 to study at Miami Bible College. While she was a student there she met Fritz through a mutual friend at the church she was attending. After a while, the relationship between Dawn and Fritz became deep, and they decided that the two of them should become one. They married in 1968 and began the road to become what they had decided to be, one. Fritz received his draft notice while they were on their honeymoon, and despite the difficulties including a year of separation while Fritz served in Vietnam continued to deepen their commitment to each other. They took up residence in Hollywood Florida and lived there for 15 years before moving to Davie, Florida. Dawn worked as an account manager for Plantation General Hospital and later for Florida Atlantic University. After their retirement they decided to relocate to North Port, Florida to escape the congestion of the east coast, and especially to be near to Dawn’s dearly loved niece Holly McKay Burnette and her husband Tom. The relationship between Dawn and Holly was truly special, often they described themselves as surrogate mother and daughter rather than Auntie and niece. Dawn and Fritz were active bicyclists and could be found riding their bikes around their area of North Port frequently. Dawn suffered a very severe heart attack and after eight days went home to be with God.
Dawn was predeceased by her parents, Willard G. McKay and Helen I. McKay as well as her dear brother, Burt. McKay. She is survived by her husband Fritz, to whom she was always known as his Missy, her sisters in law Rusty Rich and her husband Joe Rich, Leslie DiMarco and her husband Frank DiMarco, and Judy McKay (spouse of Burton McKay). She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, two grand nephews, and five months ago a handsome great-grand nephew. She’s home now, but she is sorely missed by many. Dawn was one of a kind, a woman who was so strong she could be gentle, wise and witty, smart and pretty, a wife who loved her Fritz, a daughter of God.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Diabetes Foundation, particularly for Juvenile Diabetes.
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am