Jean D. Mueller, age 85 of Hamburg, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at the Waconia Good Samaritan Center. Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church (15470 County Road 31) of Hamburg with Rev. Daniel R. Schnabel officiating. Congregational hymns were “Lift High The Cross”, “I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say” and “The Battle Hymn Of The Republic.” Visitation at the church was held Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment in the church cemetery. Serving as casket bearers were Sean Peters, Tim Jopp, Joel Wiegert, Nolan Kloempken, Joel Logelin and John Magnuson.
“Jean D. Mueller was born on June 22, 1927 in Camden Township of Carver County the daughter of Otto and Della (Fabel) Zellmann. She was baptized on July 9, 1927 at the Evangelical Church of Peace by Pastor Paul Quarder and later confirmed on April 6, 1941 by Pastor C.H. Zeyher at Church of Peace. Jean attended the Central Elementary School and graduated from the Central High School in 1945. On May 27, 1948 Jean was united in marriage with Howard H. Kloempken at the Church Of Peace by Rev. Zeyher. This union was blessed with children William, Thomas, Patricia and Mary. Jean suffered the death of her husband in July of 1962. On March 12, 1972 she married Marvin J. Mueller at the St. Paul’s Ev. Reformed Church by Rev. Reineking.
Jean had worked various jobs over the years; including Hoernemann’s YA Meat Market, Tonka Toys, Verch Furniture and Tipka Foods. She was a dedicated volunteer in the community and had worked at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia from 1991 to 2007. Jean was a member of the Young America VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She loved to read, do crossword puzzles, scrap booking, and preparing for the Christmas holiday. Jean’s life was centered on her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Jean is preceded in death by her husbands: Howard Kloempken and Marvin Mueller; parents Otto and Della Zellmann; sisters-in-law Lu Zellmann and DeeAnn Zellmann; brother-in-law Otto Siewert.
Jean is survived by her loving family: children and their spouses Dr. Bill Kloempken of Waseca, Tom and Julie Kloempken of Hamburg, Pat and Rick Logelin of St. Bonifacius, Mary and Gene Yaeck of Hamburg; grandchildren and their spouses Heidi and Sean Peters, Jill and Tim Jopp, Kelly and Joel Wiegert, Nolan Kloempken, Gina and John Magnuson, Joel and Heather Logelin, Jaime Yaeck; great grandchildren Taylor Peters, Jocelyn Peters, Symone Jopp, Elijah Jopp, Abram Jopp, Samuel Jopp, Cade Wiegert, Maxwell Wiegert, Liliana Magnuson, Ryker Magnuson, Adelyn Logelin; brothers and sister-in-law Bill Zellmann, Bob and JoAnn Zellmann; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Harriet Siewert, Mavis and Dick Kramer, Carol and Robert Schepers, Sharon and Lloyd Graupmann, Glenn and Mary Mueller, Robert and Carmen Mueller; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia (www.johnsonfh.com).