Lois B. Mueller

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Lois B. Mueller, 86, of Garnavillo, passed away Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023, at Hawkeye Care Center in Asbury.


Visitation was Aug. 28, at Morris Funeral Home in Garnavillo, and continued at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Garnavillo prior to the funeral mass.


Funeral mass was Aug. 29, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Garnavillo with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Marvin Bries officiated.


Lois was born on Aug. 4, 1937, the daughter of George and Leona (Matt) Schaefers. She spent most of her childhood on a farm near Volga and graduated from Volga High School in 1955 as valedictorian. She married Harold Mueller on Sept. 12, 1957, at Sacred Heart Church in Volga, and to this union five children were born. 


During this marriage they farmed and retired to Garnavillo. She enjoyed gardening, walking and exploring nature. Lois was co-founder of the Smile-A-While neighborhood club, member of the American Legion Auxilary and volunteered for several organizations, including Relay For Life, was a 4-H leader, Garnavillo Historical Society and Osborne Nature Center. In retirement, she enjoyed traveling, puzzles and making memories with family and friends.


Survivors include her children, Joyce (Mike) Marting of St. Olaf, Sue (Kremen) Bosworth of Charlotte, Mich., Doug Mueller of Muscatine and Stan (Rhonda) Mueller of Sherrill; six grandchildren, Nathan (Reagen) Marting, Ryan (Teri Ann) Marting, Ben (Karen) Bosworth, Sam Bosworth, Adam Mueller (Kayla Felderman) and Emily Mueller; six great-granddaughters, Noa, Ella, Emma, Hanna, Azalea and Riverly; siblings, Greg Schaefers, Lavern (Connie) Schaefers and Mary Schaefers; sister-in-law, Rosemary Mueller; as well as many nieces and nephews. 


She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold in 2021; a daughter, Karen in infancy; brother, Francis (Pearl) Schaefers; in-laws, Marge Schaefers, Dorothy (Hubert) Berns, Herman (Theresa) Mueller, Margaret (Hans) Schlueter, Florentina (Leo) Bries and Henry Mueller. 


The family would like to thank the staff at River Living Center, Hawkeye Care Center and Hospice of Dubuque for their compassionate care.


Morris Funeral Home in Garnavillo is assisting the family and information is available at www.morrisfuneralhomes.com. Memorials may be sent to Morris Funeral Home (in care of the deceased), 207 S. First St., Guttenberg, IA 52052.

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