Mildred Cornelia Bartel Mueller died Sept. 2, 2019. She was born north of Halstead to David and Marie Dyck Bartel on April 15, 1920. She married Jacob H. Mueller on July 17, 1939.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Albert Bartel, Roland Bartel and wife Ruth, Olen Bartel and wife Clara, and Marvin Bartel and wife Martha; sisters Ruth Marie Bartel Woodward and husband Alfred; Edna May Bartel Clark and husband Thurman, and Frances Bartel; grandson Jeremy Keith Mueller; and Jacob H. Mueller.
She is survived by her children Elizabeth Marie Mueller Renburg and husband David, Keith Ernest Mueller and wife Dianne, Dennis Wayne Mueller and wife Janet, and Donald Dean Mueller and wife Pegi; and sister Dorothy Bartel Dick and husband Dale.
She is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Michael Renburg and wife Michelle, Kyle Johnson and wife Wendy, Bryce Mueller, Troy Mueller and wife Jessica, Stacie Zahn, Angie Hackley and husband John, Heather Fornier and husband Rick, Ryan Mueller, Bryan Mueller and wife Tiffany, and Brent Mueller and wife Sharon.
Other survivors include 19 great-grandchildren: Morgan Massey, Maggie Renburg, Garrett Johnson, Cara Barrett and husband Tyler, Brooke Johnson, Kirsten Mueller, Addyson Mueller, Samantha Mueller, Patrick Mueller, Emily Mueller, Anthony Kieffer, Michael Kieffer, Lucy Kieffer, Laurene Zahn, Brady Zahn, Maddison Mueller, Taylor Mueller, Cael Mueller, and Colby Mueller; one great-great-grandchild Caden Barrett; and many nieces and nephews.
Mildred attended Garden Valley District 43 Grade School and graduated with honors from Halstead High School in 1939. She was baptized in the Halstead Mennonite Church in 1935 by the Rev. H. T. Unruh, and later transferred her membership to the First Methodist Church in Halstead. She helped run the Mueller Dairy for 27 years. She also worked at Halstead Hospital. After retiring, she enjoyed doing volunteer work, including helping serve Senior Citizen meals for Burrton and Halstead, delivering mail at Halstead Hospital and attending the information desk at the hospital.
Graveside service was at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Halstead Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Dyton Owen officiating.
Memorials may be given to Halstead Health and Rehabilitation or Good Shepherd Hospice in care of Kaufman Funeral Home.