Jennifer Nina Garrels Mueller, 45, of Big Rapids, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2013. She was born Oct. 20, l967, in Springfield, Ill., to Mikki and Robert Garrels, now of Big Rapids.
Jennifer graduated from H.H. Dow High School in 1985 and received a bachelor's degree in English from Michigan State University
Jennifer's work involved web design and marketing, which she did for Pace Creative in Okemos, for Weight Watchers of Western Michigan, and for The Besser Company in Alpena and their offices in Germany.
Jenni blessed her loving family and friends with a magnetic, bubbling personality, her wonderful photography, her incredible language skills, and her deep spirituality. She loved the outdoors, walking, bicycling, and yoga.
She is cherished and deeply missed by her parents; her sisters, Trinja Henrickson and niece, Ruby, nephews, Augie and Brune of Ludington, Julia (Lars) Borgeson of Seattle, and Corianna Garrels of Seattle; her grandmother, Ruth McClurg of Big Rapids; and countless friends and relatives.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 726 Fuller, Big Rapids, on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at 1 p.m., with a light lunch to follow. Arrangements are by the Mohnke Funeral Home, Big Rapids. Share a memory or condolence at www.mohnkefuneralhome.com