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Betty Mueller

Thursday, August 22, 2002

Betty Arlene Mueller, 77, of Peterson, formerly of Storm Lake, passed away at Mercy Medical Center on August 15.

Funeral Services were held on Monday, August 19, at St. John's United Church of Christ in Peterson, with Reverend Charles Hall officiating. Interment was in St. John's Cemetery, Peterson. Warner Funeral Home, Peterson, was in charge of arrangements

Betty Arlene Miller was born the daughter of Peter and Hallie (Hoops) Miller, on September 18, 1924, in Storm Lake. After her mother's death in 1931, Betty and her brother and sister lived with their paternal grandmother in Marcus.

Following her graduation from Marcus High School in 1942, she attended Westmar (Western Union) College in Le Mars, where she received her teaching license. Betty taught country school before she married Erwin Mueller on March 17, 1946, at First Methodist Church in Sioux City. Throughout their marriage they made their home on the Mueller family farm.

Betty was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed reading, cooking, gardening and homemaking, along with helping her family in any way she could. Betty spent many years cooking for the Sioux Valley Community School and working at the nursing home in Cherokee.

Betty was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in rural Peterson. She taught Sunday school and was a member of Ladies Aid. Betty belonged to the O.A.O. Club, the Rushing Brooke Club and the Birthday Club where she shared her time and talents. She enjoyed playing cards with the card club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Erv; her parents; her brother, James Miller; and her sister, Lois Miller Anderson.

Left to cherish her memory are three daughters and their husbands: Kathy and Patrick Kempffer of Scottsdale, AZ., Janice and Craig Johnson of Peterson, JoAnn and Doug DeBoer of Buffalo Center; five grandchildren: Todd Whittenburg and Shirley Plantz of Chanhassen, MN., Jennifer Johnson of Scottsdale, AZ., Jeremy Johnson of Peterson, Abbey and Stephanie DeBoer of Buffalo Center; four sisters-in-law: Mary Miller of Remsen, Eleanor Mueller of Spring Hill, FL., Esther Gunnerson of Peterson, Delma Mueller of Sutherland; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.