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In Memory Of

Shirley Mueller
Shirley J. Mueller, 88, of Columbus, Nebraska, died Thursday, February 21, 2013, at the Columbus Community Hospital in Columbus, Nebraska.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 27 at 1:00 PM at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Columbus with Rev.’s Patrick Sparling and Kurt Ebert officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery at 4:00 PM on Wednesday. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at the Immanuel Lutheran Fellowship Hall and continue on Wednesday from noon until service time at the church. There will be a family prayer service on Wednesday at 12:45 PM at the church.

Shirley was born on April 1, 1924, in Platte County, Nebraska, to Arthur and Mathilda (Egger) Heibel. She attended school at Platte County District 2, Christ Lutheran, and graduated from Kramer High School. On November 16, 1941, she was united in marriage to Marvin E. Mueller at Christ Lutheran Church. They moved to Baltimore, Maryland where Marvin worked in an aircraft plant until he was drafted and they moved to Arkansas and later Texas. After he completed his military service, they moved back to Columbus to live on his family farm where Shirley helped him on the farm and they raised their family. Shirley was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, “The Knotty Ladies”, “The Happy Go Lucky Club”, volunteered at the Hospital for 20 years, and worked for the Platte County Election Board. She was a state officer for the Cornhusker Public Power Women's Group, a 4-H leader, and a longtime member of Lamplighters Extension Club. She enjoyed playing cards with groups such as Cousin Club and others.

Shirley is survived by:
Daughter: Anita Long of Thornton, CO
Son: Marvin Jr. (Kathleen) Mueller of Lincoln, NE
Daughter: Karen Russell of Lincoln, NE
Son: Gary (Janelle) Mueller of Columbus, NE
Son: Tim (Suzanne) Mueller of Columbus, NE
Granddaughter: Wendy (Jesse) Jackson of Columbus, NE
Grandson: Bill (Lisa) Long of Northglenn, CO
Grandson: Wes (Arryha) Long of Aurora, CO
Grandson: Kevin (Christine) Long of Thornton, CO
Grandson: Brian Mueller of Columbus, NE
Granddaughter: Kristine (Greg) McKinnon of Denver, CO
Grandson: Lance (Karlynn) Mueller of Columbus, NE
Granddaughter: Nichole Mueller of Deer Trail, CO
Grandson: Tom (Meghan) Mueller of Grimes, IA
Grandson: Tony Mueller of Columbus, NE
Grandson: Tyler Mueller of Columbus, NE
Grandson: Sam Russell of Scottsdale, AZ
Grandson: Zac Russell of Bentleigh East, Victoria, Australia
12 great-grandchildren
Brother: Dan (Marj) Heibel of Lincoln, NE
Sister: Eunice Hollman of Columbus, NE
Sister: Janet Sweenie of Council Bluffs, IA
Sister: Mary Larson of Lubbock, TX
Sister: Nancy (E.L.) Brant of Golden, CO
Sister-in-law: Mildred Heibel of Columbus, NE
Nieces and nephews

She is preceded in death by:
Husband: Marvin E. Mueller
Parents: Art and Mathilda Heibel
Brother: Art “Bud” Heibel, Jr.
Infant brother
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