Irma D. Mueller, age 94 of Austin, MN, died Monday morning, March 20, 2017 at Primrose Assisted Living in Austin. Irma Doris Meyer was born July 12, 1922 near Waltham, MN to Arnold H. and Eleonora (Wuertz) Meyer. She was baptized on July 17, 1922 at the home of her parents near Waltham, and confirmed May 17, 1936 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waltham. Irma attended parochial school at Trinity for grades 1-8, and graduated with the class of 1940 from Austin High School. Irma worked at the Hormel plant for three years and on April 8, 1945 was united in marriage to Vernon C. Mueller at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waltham. Irma and Vernon farmed until March of 1968 when they moved into Austin. For several years she worked at St. Olaf Hospital in the kitchen, and later became a tax receptionist and preparer for 33 years. She was an active member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Austin where she was involved in the Altar Guild, Circle, Ladies Aide, and the church’s ‘Cheers’ for many years. Irma and Vernon later became members of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She enjoyed sending cards to the sick, having company and playing 500, camping, and crocheting. Irma was always ready to give a helping hand when and where needed. She dearly loved her family.
She is survived by her husband Vernon C. Mueller of Austin; son Richard (Elaine) Mueller of Des Moines, IA; four grandsons Timothy (Ronda) Mueller of Des Moines, IA, David (Wendy) Mueller of Des Moines, IA, Marshall (Becky) Anderson of Mansfield, TX, and Michael (Carryn) Anderson of North Liberty, IA; ten great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; two brothers James (Carolyn) Meyer of Rochester and Robert Meyer of Waltham; sister Theadale (Robert) Eggleston of Marion, WI and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; son Charles Mueller and daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Ronald Anderson; brother, Arnold and a sister-in-law, Florence Meyer.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Austin with Pastor Robert Bailey officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M., Friday, March 24th at the Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Services pre-arranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin.