Obit: Mueller, John (1890 – 1973)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Mueller, Petzold, Genrich, Helfert, Rankl, Knab, Doberstein, Lichtl, Fassel, Tischendorf, Zak, Hennsing

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 01 Mar 1973

Mueller, John (6 Jul 1890 – 20 Feb 1973)

John Mueller, 82, Dorchester, died at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday February 20, 1973. Funeral services were held Friday at Peace United Church of Christ, Dorchester, with the Rev. Milton Petzold officiating. Burial was in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. Kraut-Maurina Funeral Home was in charge. Pallbearers were Otto Genrich, Nick Helfert, John Doberstein, Clarence Rankl, Martin Knab, and Lewis Lichtl.

John Mueller was born July 6, 1890 in Hungary and came to this country when a young man. He settled in Chicago, Illinois, where he operated a bakery. He was married in Chicago in 1910 to Katie Fassel. They came to the Dorchester area in 1914 and farmed in the Town of Holton. His wife died in 1926. He married Helen Tischendorf on January 24, 1928, and they continued to farm until their son-in-law and daughter took over the farm. Mr. and Mrs. Mueller then moved into the village. Mr. Mueller was a member of Peace Church and served as an officer of the Church Council; he was also secretary-treasurer of the Dorchester Cemetery Association; served on the School Board, was a director of the Taylor County Electric Cooperative, and also a director the Dorchester Cooperative Association.

He is survived by his widow, one son, Christ Mueller, Mundelein, Illinois; one daughter, Mrs. Victor (Betty) Zak, Dorchester, six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jerome (Helen) Hennsing, Iowa Falls, Iowa. He was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.



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