Delores Mueller, age 87 of Ortonville, MN died August 9, 2017, at Quiet Oaks Hospice in St. Augusta, MN.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 12, at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Odessa. Rev. Thaine Kister will officiate and burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday, August 11, beginning at 5 p.m. followed by a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday, one hour prior to the service. The organist will be Pat Radtke. Casket bearers will be grandsons: Nathan Mueller, Kyle Sytsma, Cody Klimek, Cole Sytsma, Alex Mueller, Cullen Klimek, Matthew Mueller, and Josh Mueller. Honorary bearers will be granddaughters: Hilary Mueller, Jessica Nichelson, Abigail Sytsma, and Becca Sytsma.
Delores Virginia Mueller was born October 10, 1929, in West Bank Township, MN. She was the daughter of John and Mary (Rudnick) Novak. Delores was baptized on October 26, 1929, and confirmed into the Lutheran faith in April of 1950. She attended school in Odessa and graduated as Valedictorian with the Class of 1948. While in school, Delores met her future husband, Gordon Mueller. They were united in marriage on October 15, 1949.
Delores and Gordon farmed together for many years. She was a hard working farm wife and homemaker. She was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Odessa and enjoyed being active with the Ladies Aid and LWML. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and loved spending time with her family. She made many quilts for her children and grandchildren, as well as many embroidery pieces. She enjoyed gardening and canning her harvest.
Left to cherish her memory are her children: Myron (Beth) Mueller of Ortonville, MN; Galen (Janet) Mueller of Cape Coral, FL; Joleen (Mark) Sytsma of St. Cloud, MN; Leeann (Dave) Klimek of St. Cloud, MN; Orlynn (Stephanie) Mueller of Clear Lake, MN; Arvin (Jenny) Mueller of Ortonville, MN; grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Nathan (Kelly) Mueller, Tanner and Morgan; Hilary Mueller; Jessica (Adam) Nichelson, Amber and Madison; Alex Mueller; Kyle (Molly) Sytsma, Evan, Ethan, Eli, and Easton; Cole (Terin) Sytsma; Abigail Sytsma; Becca Sytsma; Cody Klimek; Cullen Klimek; Matthew Mueller; and Josh Mueller; one sister, Anne Schmidt of Appleton, MN; sister-in-law, Valeria (Jim) Tuggle of Seattle, WA; and many nieces and nephews.
Delores was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Novak; husband, Gordon; siblings: Bill, Pat, Agnes, and Sophie; mother and father-in-law: Emma and Henry Mueller; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Leonard, Delmar, Viola, Marvin, and Emray.