WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #20-60
STEVE MULLER KM4VRK IS A SILENT KEY
Steve Muller KM4VRK, an Assistant Section Manager for the ARRL West Central Florida Section, became a Silent Key on Saturday December 12, 2020, due to complications following a prolonged battle with cancer. Muller was 69 years old.
Muller became an amateur radio operator in 2016. Upon relocating to Hardee County in 2016, Muller became active with Hardee County ARES, and serving for two activations of Hardee County ARES: Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Irma in 2017. Muller had also served as a net control station for the Eagle Net and the Hardee County ARES Net. Muller was an ARRL Official Emergency Station, an ARRL Technical Specialist, and was appointed as an Assistant Section Manager in 2018. Muller was also active, until recently, with the Coast Guard Auxiliary helping to provide communications.
Darrell Davis KT4WX, Section Manager of the ARRL West Central Florida Section, made the following statement about Muiller’s passing, “Steve was very dedicated to public service through ARES and the ARRL West Central Florida Section. Steve gave fantastic service in his deployment during Hurricane Irma even with facing damage to his home from the storm. Steve will be missed by all who knew him and myself in particular. I am praying for his wife and children during this difficult time.”
Muller is survived by his wife Abby and five children. At press time, no details were known about a memorial service or internment.
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