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Wilma Mueller

Medford, Minnesota


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Brick-Meger Funeral Home Obituary

Wilma A. Mueller, 85 Wilma Ann (Gates) Mueller 85 was born November 12, 1931 in Quenemo, Kansas. She was the daughter of Ralph and Daisy Gates. Wilma graduated from Highland Park High School, Topeka, KS in 1948. Wilma was united in marriage to Joseph Mueller in 1952 in South Carolina. They were blessed with four children. After spending four years in Somalia, Africa they returned to Minnesota and settled in Medford in June of 1970. Wilma and Joe purchased the Medford Hardware Store and ran it until 1974. She then went to work for NW Bell Telephone until they closed the office in 1983. She then began her career as a bartender/manager at the Medford Municipal Liquor Store. She was employed there for the next 34 years until her 85th birthday on November 12, 2016. She shared with many that she always wanted to work until she was 85 and got her wish. So many people from far and wide that came to the "Muni" knew who Wilma was. Some patrons even came there only because Wilma was bartending. Wilma had many hobbies which included crocheting, beading eggs, quilting and collecting antiques. She loved to share her "creations" with all her many friends and family. Wilma is survived by her children: Two sons, Michael (Sue) Mueller of Rochester and David Mueller of Medford. Grandchildren: Travis (Mandy) Mueller, Sean Boland, Melanie (Justin) Arndt, Matthew Bell and Megan Bell. Greatgrandchildren: Wyatt Arndt, Chevelle Arndt, Brenden Mueller and Dylan Bell. Special Nieces Connie Crose of Flagstaff, AZ and Kristi Krause of Owatonna, MN. Many more nieces, nephews and so many friends. She was preceded in death by her daughters: Pamela and Patricia, her parents and her sister Irene. Wilma passed away at her home peacefully surrounded by family. She will be greatly missed by everyone she touched. Visitation to celebrate Wilma's life will be held at the Medford Funeral Home on Thursday, May 11th from 3 pm to 7 pm with a brief service following.

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RIP Wilma. You will be sadly missed at the Muni. You always were there to talk to n have a laugh.

My heart breaks for the family. Wilma has always had a special place in my heart. I've known the family since 1970 and was Pam's best friend. Wilma is now together with her daughter's again. RIP Wilma!!