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780 12th St. SW
P.O. Box 822
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4903
Fax: 712-546-4710
Mary Mueller

Mary Eileen Mueller

Monday, August 31st, 1931 - Sunday, February 16th, 2020
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Mary E. Mueller, 88, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Accura Healthcare of Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Le Mars, Iowa. Rev. Chris Meier will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday at the church.

Mary Eileen Mueller was born on August 31, 1931, near Struble, Iowa, the daughter of Emil and Mabel (Nicholson) Mueller. She attended country school near her home and later went to school in Struble. Mary completed high school in Le Mars, Iowa and continued her education at Wayne State Teacher’s College. During her high school and college years, Mary worked as a lifeguard and taught swimming lessons. After earning a degree in elementary education, Mary began teaching in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She later moved to Hermosa, California and continued teaching elementary students. Mary retired from teaching in California and returned to Le Mars.

Mary was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Le Mars. She cared for her mother and the two of them traveled extensively. Family was central in Mary’s life and she was known as the family historian. Along with caring for her mother, Mary volunteered at the Le Mars Public Library.

Grateful to have shared her life is a niece, Sharon Sharpe of Phoenix, AZ; a nephew and his wife, David and Jackie Smith of Phoenix, AZ; great-nieces, Bethany Sharpe of Richmond, VA and Kristen (Aaron) Lopez of Phoenix, AZ; along with numerous cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister and her husband, Betty and Earl Smith; and a niece, Mary Beth Smith.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 20th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Thursday, February 20th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    St. John's Lutheran Church
    201 1st Ave NW
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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  • Service

    Thursday, February 20th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, February 20th, 2020 2:00pm
    St. John's Lutheran Church
    201 1st Ave NW
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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    Rev. Chris Meier
  • Interment

    Memorial Cemetery
    111 3rd Street
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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  • Reception

    Mauer Johnson Funeral Home
    780 12th Street SW
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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Jeanne Schwab

Posted at 11:21am
I’m sorry to hear about Mary’s passing. I remember her as being kind, smiled a lot and never complained. When she visited Molly Keough with Mabel, she was always so attentive to both of them. All good memories.
Jeanne (Keough) Schwab

Maureen Timblin

Posted at 08:32pm
This is an email message I received from Scotland Jack and Dorothy.

Subject: Ref:- Sad news on Mary Mueller.
Dear Maureen, Ken & Family;

It is with great sadness that we read from your e-mail the passing of Mary M., we would be very much obliged, if you would pass on our sincere condolences to everyone on our behalf.

We are thankful, that we had the opportunity to meet Mary M., on both our visits, and which left a lasting memory of a truly homely lady, with a special twinkle in her eyes, we have very special memories of Mary M., and as you state Maureen, Mary M. Will be sadly missed, thankfully, as you say Mary M. did not suffer, and is now at peace.

We note that the funeral service is on Thursday 20th February 2020, at St. John Lutheran Church, obviously we will not be in attendance, but we certainly will be with you ALL in spirit, and thinking of you ALL on the day.

Dorothy and myself very much appreciate you forwarding the sad news Maureen, it is sincerely good of you at this sad time.

Sincere regards,
Jack & Dorothy
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Julia Lane

Posted at 11:55am
Our warmest condolences from the Lane Sisters, Julia Lane and Kristin Lane, daughters of Mary K. Lane and Charles E. Lane
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