Lombard Village President Bill Mueller enjoyed working with children as a Cubmaster and in other roles. Here, he cheers on students at Hammerschmidt School as they participated in a jumping jack activity in October 2011.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Lombard Village President Bill Mueller led his village for almost 20 years after taking office in 1993, and is the longest-serving village president in Lombard's history. He died Saturday at age 76 from complications of West Nile virus.
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Promoting healthy activities and initiatives in town, such as Healthy Lombard and programs of the Tri-Town YMCA, was always an interest of Lombard Village President Bill Mueller's.
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Lombard Village President Bill Mueller enjoyed reading to children for activities of the Tri-Town YMCA and other community groups. Here, he reads to a class of kindergarten students at Manor Hill School in November 2007, when he served as Lombard Elementary District 44's superintendent for a day.
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Longtime Lombard Village President William J. "Bill" Mueller always had his hometown in his heart, on his mind, in his words, and even on his license plate, which simply reads "LOMBARD." Mueller died after contracting West Nile disease during a battle with the cancer multiple myeloma. He was 76. "His license plate says it all. Bill was all about Lombard," said Yvonne Invergo, executive director of the Lombard Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry.