Gerald 'Jerry' P. Mueller

Jerry became a volunteer for the Minneapolis District Bowling Association in 1997. Jerry worked very hard to make his presence known right away. Earl Bladine the then Association Manager took Jerry under his wing and guided Jerry to complete many tasks necessary for the association. Jerry was in the office every day to help and assist Earl. Earl passed away leaving a huge void in the Association office. Jerry jumped right in and started to learn everything about the office. Jerry and Harry Stewart picked up the Hall of Fame presentation and raised it to a new level. Jerry and Harry moved the Hall of Fame away from the American Legion and this was a great step in bringing back the reputation and integrity to the Hall of Fame and to the Association. Jerry made inspections of centers that had not been inspected and he made quite an impression on the proprietors and they knew he was there to help the great sport of bowling and treated them with respect and equality. He worked with them to solve their concerns. He showed them he cared. Jerry was instrumental in helping others in the sport of bowling. He could always be reached to help someone out whether they had bowling related issues on or off the lanes. Jerry reached out nationally and helped the Minneapolis Association to a new level. He was at every City Championship to make sure it ran smoothly and he learned as he went as he was left with little or no training. Jerry truly cared about bowling and bowlers and you could always reach him for help and guidance, day or night. Jerry made sure to surround himself with others who were as passionate about the game as he was. He attended many National USBC Conventions, tournaments, Minnesota State meetings and all the Hall of Fame ceremonies.

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Meritorious Service - Memorial
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USBC Hall of Fame