Mary A. Mueller, nee Beckmann, 88 of Bartelso, born Jan. 19, 1928 in Bartelso, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at Clinton Manor Living Center in New Baden.
Mary worked as a postal clerk in Bartelso and then served as the Postmaster from 1984-1990. She was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church and Ladies Sodality, and the Young at Hearts Club in Bartelso. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, quilting, traveling, her dog "Fritzy", visits to the Mueller clubhouse, playing the harmonica, baking, gardening, and nature.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred "Fritz" and Elizabeth, nee Wessel, Beckmann; husband, Joseph B. Mueller, whom she married May 18, 1949 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, and he died Jan. 27, 2008; a grandson-in-law, Jeremy Hemker; brothers, Dominic Beckmann, Pete Beckmann, Leonard Beckmann, and Aloys Beckmann; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Marge Beckmann, Louis Heidenrich, Joseph Brueggemann, Matt Diekemper, Mary Mueller, Paul and Teresa Mueller, Marcel and Loretta Mueller, Rose and Fred Kreke, Sr. Agnes Mueller, ASC, and Leonard Mueller.
Surviving are her children, Diana (Don) Schmidt of Marietta, Ga., Mel Mueller of Bartelso, Dan (Mary) Mueller of Bartelso, Sharon Mueller of Marietta, Ga., Michael (Diane) Mueller of Bartelso, Mark Mueller of Bartelso, and Judy (Dan) Gilbreth of Bartelso; 16 grandchildren, David (Jennifer) Schmidt, Ryan Mueller, Casey Mueller, Jeremy (Nicole) Mueller, Carrie Hemker, Corrine Mueller, Cassie (Mark) Sachtleben, Eric (Sarah) Mueller, Alison Mueller, Jack Mueller, Hannah Mueller, Lily Mueller, Nick (fiance, Tanya) Gilbreth, Lyle (Brittany) Gilbreth, Kameron (friend, Danielle) Gilbreth, and Kelly Gilbreth; 7 great-grandchildren; sisters, Johanna Diekemper of Carlyle, Helen Heidenrich of St. Louis, and Blanche Brueggemann of Bartelso; brothers, Leo (Leona) Beckmann of Carlyle, Alfred (Helen) Beckmann of Beckemeyer, and Jerome (Marilyn) Beckmann of Marine; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Bernette Beckmann of Bartelso, Virginia Beckmann of Beckemeyer, John Mueller of Highland, and Sr. Mary Ann Mueller, ASC of Ruma.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or the piano fund at St. Cecilia Church and will be received at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to www.mossfuneralhome.com
Visitation: Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 and again on from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown.
Funeral: Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 at 2 p.m. at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Bartelso with Father James Buerster presiding. Interment will be at a later date in St. Cecilia Cemetery, Bartelso.
MOSS FUNERAL HOME, Breese, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Nov. 5, 2016