Gertrude Elizabeth Mueller

Dates

June 24, 1917 - February 20, 2014

Obituary

Gertrude Elizabeth Mueller was born June 24, 1917 in Carleton NE to Louis and Mary (Ulferts) Rippe.  She was baptized into the Lutheran faith.  As a young girl she and her family, including four brothers and four sisters, moved to Mount Vernon SD.  Gertrude married Walter Mueller on September 12, 1935 at Mount Vernon.  Into this union nine children were born.  Gertrude was an active member of Saint John Lutheran Church of Dimock SD, Salem Lutheran Church of Mount Vernon and First Lutheran Church in Mitchell.  She enjoyed baking bread, pies, gardening, canning, sewing and quilting.  Gertrude worked as a housekeeper for thirteen years after moving to Mitchell.  Her Children remember her as a Godly devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  Gertrude was proud of her family and her children knew how much they were loved. Walter her husband of 54 years passed away in May of 1990.

Gertrude is survived by five sons:  Gene (Norma) Mueller of Sioux Falls; Robert (Gail) Mueller of Mitchell; Reverend Wayne (Judy) Mueller of Rapid City; Harvard Mueller of Mitchell; Roger (Carmen) Mueller of Mitchell; two daughters:  Donna (Clyde) Olsen of Plankinton and Mary Ann Hetland of Mitchell; a daughter-in-law, Janice (Mueller) Hoefert of Spirit Lake IA, two sisters:  Betty Freeman of Lakewood CO and Helen Rayls of Davenport, IA;  twenty-seven grandchildren, fifty-one great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Walter, two sons, James and Kenneth Mueller, a son-in-law, Harvard Hetland, four brothers: Edwin, Irwin, Dale and Harold Rippe, two sisters, Delma Paulus and Delores Skeens, and one great-grandson, Matthew Olsen.


Visitation(s)

Date
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location
First Lutheran Church
Prayer Service ~ 6:30 PM
411 North Duff
Mitchell, South Dakota

Service

Date
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Location
First Lutheran Church
411 North Duff
Mitchell, South Dakota

Cemetery

Saint John Lutheran Cemetery
Dimock, South Dakota


entry posted by Aimee on 02-23-2014
I have great memories of making bread and buns with Grandma Mueller growing up. When I came home from college for the holidays, she always gave me extra to take home with me because she knew how much I loved them. If I didn't make it home, she would mail them to me. I'm glad she is at peace and reunited with Grandpa and my Dad!
entry posted by Denny & Sheila Paulus on 02-21-2014
What a great example Aunt Gertrude set for the generations that follow . It was indeed Faith and she always was the same yesterday and present.
entry posted by Luke Mueller on 02-21-2014
RIP, Grandma.
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