Margaret "Maggie" Mueller(1955 - 2014)

Margaret "Maggie" Mueller

A generous heart and grateful spirit has left her cancer behind and walked, strong and steady, through the gates of heaven, breathing deep the gentle wind of grace which carried her home. Maggie Mueller was, herself, a breath of kindness, compassion and spunkiness to all her knew her throughout her 58 years, and whose lives were gladdened by her love, her wit, and her laughter. Maggie was born July 7, 1955, to Joseph and Irene (Kramer) Lohmar. She graduated from Wausau East HS in 1973 and, in 1984, married David Mueller and began making her best dreams come true - raising two beautiful daughters (and a never-ending stream of dogs, cats and birds.) Maggie's commitment and generosity led her to countless volunteer positions at schools, sporting events, Sunday School classrooms, fundraising activities for lives touched by Altzheimer's and cancer, and, in later years, 24/7 care-with-a-smile for her aging and grateful parents. Maggie's unbounded care for others blossomed further during her 18 years of service as a WalMart Pharmacy technician, where her dedication to her clients saved lives and cheered souls at the pick-up counter, and her good humor brightened many a dreary day for her fellow staff. During her recent health struggles, Maggie adopted her father's motto: "It is what it is." Her acceptance of life's challenges, and her fearless faith and courage as she walked every step of her journey, have been an inspiration to all. "Life is what it is," Maggie, and we weep in loneliness for your smile, but, because 'you are who you are,' we will live on in gratitude, hope and joy until we see you again.

Maggie is survived by her husband David Mueller, daughters Sarah (Casey) Christian, and Amanda (Andy) Mroczenski, twin sister Mary (Jim) Cepress, sister Ann (Steve) Holmes, brother Joe Lohmar, grandchildren Avery and Olive Christian and baby-on-the-way Mroczenski, many nieces and nephews and countless friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her aunt, Lawrene Kramer. The family extends heartfelt thanks to Dr. Hamied Rezazadeh, Dr. Christopher Peterson, the Aspirus Oncology nursing staff, and the staff and volunteers at Hospice House - you have richly blessed us all along this rocky road.

Services will be held Monday, June 30, at 12:00 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 3200 N. Mountain Rd., Wausau, WI. The Rev. Craig Swenson will officiate. Visitation will take place from 9:00 am until the time of service at the church on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice House or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Brainard Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Funeral Home

Brainard Funeral Home and Cremation Center
522 Adams Street
 Wausau, WI 54403

Published in the Wausau Daily Herald from June 27 to June 29, 2014