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Visitation

Zoar United Church of Christ - New Hanover
Friday November 9th, 2018
3:00pm - 8:00pm

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Funeral Service

St. Paul United Church of Christ (Columbia)
Saturday November 10th, 2018
11:00am

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Shirley E. Mueller


Shirley E. Mueller, nee Gruenewald, 85, of Columbia, IL, died November 5, 2018, in Waterloo, IL. She was born March 16, 1933, in Millstadt, IL.


She is survived by her 5 children Willis (Peggy) Mueller, Maureen Mueller, Glen (Gale) Mueller, Brian (Karen) Mueller, and Allen (Michelle) Mueller; 8 grandchildren Jennifer (Jamie) Pickens, Tara (Gary) Rea, Valerie (Jim) Ruland, Chad (Dawn) Mueller, Brad (Mary Jo) Mueller, Martin Mueller, Jacob Mueller, and Garrett Mueller; 13 great grandchildren Zachary Rea, Carson Rea, Kaylee Rea, Jared Pickens, Gavin Mueller, Alex Ruland, Henry Ruland, Kenley Mueller, Kyleigh Mueller, Kaitlyn Mueller, Emily Mueller, Haley Mueller, & Tyler Mueller; & sister Melba Schnellbecher.


Shirley is preceded in death by her husband Herbert L. Mueller Jr.; parents Walter & Mathilda (nee Stumpf) Gruenewald; sister Alice (Frank) Harfmann; brother Lester (Ruth) Gruenewald, sister-in-law Helen (Alvin) Rey; & brother-in-law Walter Schnellbecher.


She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ - Columbia, IL, member of St. Paul UCC Handbells, St. Paul UCC Orchestra, St. Paul UCC choir, Monroe County Home Extension, & Monroe County Farm Bureau. She was an avid pinochle player and member of card club. Shirley enjoyed gardening, cooking, flowers, family, farming, animals, & her faithful dog "Skippy". Her passion was playing the accordion and she started playing with her family band at the age of 10.


As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
St. Paul UCC - Columbia, IL


Visitation:
3 PM to 8 PM Friday, November 9, 2018 at Quernheim Funeral Home
10 AM until time of service Saturday St. Paul United Church of Christ - Columbia, IL


Funeral:
11 AM Saturday, November 10, 2018 at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia, IL
Pastor Robert Goddard officiating
Interment at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia, IL
 


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I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).

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Sorry to hear about your Mother please accept my sympathy .

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We express our deepest love and sympathy to your family. God has brought an abundance of blessings to your family thru Shirley. Prayers for you all. Love, Laurie Dunn, Dean, Yvonne,Brian, Nicole Hanger and Families

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Shirley and husband Herb were long time friends. We did not see each other often, but when we did, we had such good times. We shared many of the same hobbies and passions. So glad we got to visit this past Aug.. May God's comfort, peace and strength be with each one of her large and wonderful family. Love and hugs.

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