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Staff members of Mueller Funeral Homes are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

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A. Charles Mueller Founder

In Loving Tribute 1924-2013

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Arthur C. Mueller President, Funeral Director a.mueller@muellerfh.com

Phone: (815) 434-4433

 

Art Mueller was educated at Drake University and Worsham College of Mortuary Science and has been a licensed funeral director since 1977. He has been active in the community serving on the Ottawa Township High School Board of Education, the Board of Governors of Community Hospital of Ottawa, and the Board of Directors of Ottawa Savings Bank. He is an Ambassador in the Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Ottawa Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow, the Ottawa Elks Club, and the Ottawa Moose Lodge.

 

Art, and his wife, the former Ellen Zandecki, of LaSalle, have two children; Greg, a Funeral Director with this firm, and Megan, a Senior Sales Manager at the New Orleans Marriott.

 

They reside in Ottawa.

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Greg Mueller Vice-President, Funeral Director g.mueller@muellerfh.com

Phone: (815) 223-0184

 

Greg Mueller is the third generation of the Mueller family to join the firm. He graduated from Carl Sandburg College with a degree in Mortuary Science. Greg is a member of St. Joseph's Church, Peru and the Peru Rotary Club. He is married to Dr. Heather (Reynolds) Mueller, owner of Mueller Dental Care in Princeton. Together, they have a son, Grady and reside in Peru.

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Chuck Mueller, Jr. Funeral Director

Phone: (815) 223-0096

 

Chuck Mueller was educated at Worsham College of Mortuary Science and has been a licensed funeral director since 1969. He has been active in the community serving on the Board of Directors of Hometown National Bank in LaSalle, as a member of the LaSalle Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow and volunteering in numerous organizations.

 

Chuck, and his wife, the former Donna Turner, reside in LaSalle, are members of St. Patrick's Church in LaSalle and have five children, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Jason Maus Manager, Funeral Director j.maus@muellerfh.com

Phone: (815) 223-0184

 

Jason is a graduate of Kishwaukee College, Northern Illinois University and Worsham College of Mortuary Science. He has been in funeral service since 2005, was the owner of the former Maus Family Funeral Home in Tuscola and has been with the Mueller family since 2010. He is also a licensed insurance agent.

 

Jason and his family are active at St. Patrick's Church, LaSalle and in scouting. A former Cubmaster and Committee Chair, Jason serves on the committee for Peru Cub Scout Pack 3709 and is an Assistant Scoutmaster for Peru Boy Scout Troop 123. Jason is also a member of the Peru Rotary Club.

 

Jason and his wife, Jonda reside in Peru and have two children, Jack and Lucy Joy.

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Chad Provost Manager, Funeral Director c.provost@muellerfh.com

Phone: (815) 434-4433

 

Chad is from Bourbonnais and was educated at Kankakee Community College, Kankakee and Worsham College of Mortuary Science.  He has been in funeral service since 2009 and currently holds a Funeral Director and Embalmer's license.  He is married to Andrea (Perry) Provost, of Ottawa, and they have four children, Summer, Makenzie, Jackson and Hadley.

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Stephanie Phillips Funeral Director s.phillips@muellerfh.com

Phone: (815) 223-0184

 

Stephanie was educated at Heartland Community College, Normal and Worsham College of Mortuary Science. She has been in funeral service since 1997, currently holds a funeral director and embalmers license in three states and is a licensed insurance agent. She has been with the Mueller Family since 2009.


Stephanie and her family are members of St. Patrick’s Church, LaSalle and she is also a member of LaSalle Rotary Club.


Stephanie and her husband, Jason reside in LaSalle and have three children, Allyn Leigh, Pippa Rose and Duke Charles.

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Rose Ann Prey Prey-Mueller Funeral Home

Rose Ann (Bukovec) Prey is a graduate of L-P-O Junior College.  She married William A. Prey in 1948.  They founded the Prey Funeral Home in Oglesby in 1949.  They had three children, Frances (Dennis) Morrison, William (Nancy) Prey and Nancy (James) Semenak.  Her husband, William died on July 25, 2002.

 

After 68 years, Rose Ann is still active in the funeral business, as well as being a member of the Slovenian Union of America, American Legion Auxiliary Post 237, SNPJ Lodge, Altar and Rosary Society and Holy Family Church.  She has five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Fran (Prey) Morrison Prey-Mueller Funeral Home

Fran Morrison is a graduate of Illinois Valley Community College and Northern Illinois University.  She is a retired teacher, having worked in the Oglesby Public Schools for 34 years.  She is married to Dennis M. Morrison and they are the parents of two daughters, Vanessa and Alissa.

 

Fran was active in the funeral business when her parents owned and operated the funeral home and she continues to be active, along with her mother, assisting the Mueller family.  She is a member of the Slovenian Union of America, American Legion Auxiliary Post 237, Dickinson House Foundation and Holy Family Church.  She is also a volunteer at Lily Pads in Peru.

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Shelly Ericson Administrative Assistant info@muellerfh.com

Phone: (815) 223-0184

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Bill Bender Funeral Attendant

Bill was born in North Dakota, raised in California and moved to the Peru area in 1964.  He was educated at El Camino College in California and Illinois Valley Community College in architectural design and civil engineering.  He retired from Chamlin and Associates Engineering in Peru in 2010 after 38 years.  Bill also served as sexton of St. Joseph's Cemetery for over 30 years.  He is now president of St. Joseph's Cemetery Association.  Bill is a member of St. Joseph's Church in Peru.

 

Bill lives in Webster Park, Spring Valley with his wife Phyllis.  They have five children, 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

 

Bill has been a funeral attendant at Mueller Funeral Homes since 2010.

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Susan Condron Funeral Attendant

Susan is a lifelong resident of Ottawa.  She is married to Ed Condron and together they have two sons and two granddaughters.  She has been with Mueller Funeral Homes since 2007.

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Evett Estevez Funeral Attendant

Evett Estevez was born and raised in Utah.  She received her National Certification at the Utah School of Phlebotomy.  She is continuing her education in the mortuary science field.  She has also held professional positions in administration and management.

 

Evett is married to Ed and they have nine children and eight grandchildren combined.  They reside in Peru and attend Illinois Valley House of Praise in Spring Valley.

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Frank Galassi Funeral Attendant

Frank is a lifelong resident of Peru.  He is a graduate of Illinois State University with a degree in Business Administration.  He has been a salesman in the office supply and furniture industry for 30 years and has assisted the Mueller family since 2005.

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Mark Greene Funeral Attendant

Mark is a graduate of Western Illinois University and holds a degree in Law Enforcement Administration.  He is a retired Sergeant with the LaSalle County Sheriff's Department with 28 years of service to LaSalle County.
 
Mark is a lifelong resident of Ottawa where he resides with his wife, Mary.  They have two children, Nathan and Lindsey.

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Jim Greening Funeral Attendant

Jim is a lifelong resident of Peru.  He attended LaSalle-Peru High School, L-P-O Junior College, Illinois Valley Community College and Illinois State University.  Jim retired from LaSalle-Peru High School where he taught mathematics for 32 years.  Following retirement, he began helping part time in the Math Learning Center and tutoring area at Illinois Valley Community College.

 

Jim is a member of Zion Church in Peru where he serves as organist and choir director.

 

Jim has been a funeral attendant at Mueller Funeral Homes since 2003.

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Richard LaFollette Funeral Attendant

Rick was born in Galesburg and grew up in nearby Knoxville. He is an alumnus of Augustana College in Rock Island. Following graduation, Rick worked for two years for the Bi-State Planning Commission in Rock Island before relocating to Springfield, Illinois to accept a position with the State of Illinois.

 

He worked over 30 years for the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. During his time in Springfield, he also worked part-time in the sports department of the State Journal-Register. Rick accepted early retirement from the State in 2008, and began working in 2009 on a part-time basis for Kirlin, Egan & Butler Funeral Homes in Springfield.

 

Rick has been with Mueller Funeral Homes since relocating to the LaSalle-Peru area in 2013. He is active in the Red Coat program at Illinois Valley Community Hospital, and volunteers at the Hegeler-Carus Mansion. Rick also works part-time in the art department at Illinois Valley Community College.

 

Rick and his wife, Alyce, reside in LaSalle.

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Lynn Perry Funeral Attendant

Lynn is the second generation in her family to assist the Mueller family.  She grew up in Lostant and remembers her father, Lyndon Phillips helping A. Charles Mueller when he opened the Lostant funeral home in 1962.

 

Lynn began a 37 year career in obstetrical nursing, following her graduation from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Peoria.  She retired from managing the OB department at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in 2008.

 

Lynn resides in Oglesby with her husband, Lee.  She is the mother of two daughters, Nichole Kroncke and Michelle Wolf and has four grandchildren.  Lynn is a member of Grace United Methodist Church in LaSalle.

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Jeanette Rodda Funeral Attendant

Jeanette is a lifelong resident of LaSalle and has 27 years of service to the LaSalle School District.  She is a member of St. Patrick's Church in LaSalle.  Jeanette is married to Mickey and they have two daughters and three grandchildren.

A. Charles Mueller

Founder
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In Loving Tribute 1924-2013

Arthur C. Mueller

President, Funeral Director
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Phone: (815) 434-4433

 

Art Mueller was educated at Drake University and Worsham College of Mortuary Science and has been a licensed funeral director since 1977. He has been active in the community serving on the Ottawa Township High School Board of Education, the Board of Governors of Community Hospital of Ottawa, and the Board of Directors of Ottawa Savings Bank. He is an Ambassador in the Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Ottawa Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow, the Ottawa Elks Club, and the Ottawa Moose Lodge.

 

Art, and his wife, the former Ellen Zandecki, of LaSalle, have two children; Greg, a Funeral Director with this firm, and Megan, a Senior Sales Manager at the New Orleans Marriott.

 

They reside in Ottawa.

Greg Mueller

Vice-President, Funeral Director
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Phone: (815) 223-0184

 

Greg Mueller is the third generation of the Mueller family to join the firm. He graduated from Carl Sandburg College with a degree in Mortuary Science. Greg is a member of St. Joseph's Church, Peru and the Peru Rotary Club. He is married to Dr. Heather (Reynolds) Mueller, owner of Mueller Dental Care in Princeton. Together, they have a son, Grady and reside in Peru.

Chuck Mueller, Jr.

Funeral Director
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Phone: (815) 223-0096

 

Chuck Mueller was educated at Worsham College of Mortuary Science and has been a licensed funeral director since 1969. He has been active in the community serving on the Board of Directors of Hometown National Bank in LaSalle, as a member of the LaSalle Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow and volunteering in numerous organizations.

 

Chuck, and his wife, the former Donna Turner, reside in LaSalle, are members of St. Patrick's Church in LaSalle and have five children, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Jason Maus

Manager, Funeral Director
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Phone: (815) 223-0184

 

Jason is a graduate of Kishwaukee College, Northern Illinois University and Worsham College of Mortuary Science. He has been in funeral service since 2005, was the owner of the former Maus Family Funeral Home in Tuscola and has been with the Mueller family since 2010. He is also a licensed insurance agent.

 

Jason and his family are active at St. Patrick's Church, LaSalle and in scouting. A former Cubmaster and Committee Chair, Jason serves on the committee for Peru Cub Scout Pack 3709 and is an Assistant Scoutmaster for Peru Boy Scout Troop 123. Jason is also a member of the Peru Rotary Club.

 

Jason and his wife, Jonda reside in Peru and have two children, Jack and Lucy Joy.

Chad Provost

Manager, Funeral Director
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Phone: (815) 434-4433

 

Chad is from Bourbonnais and was educated at Kankakee Community College, Kankakee and Worsham College of Mortuary Science.  He has been in funeral service since 2009 and currently holds a Funeral Director and Embalmer's license.  He is married to Andrea (Perry) Provost, of Ottawa, and they have four children, Summer, Makenzie, Jackson and Hadley.

Stephanie Phillips

Funeral Director
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Phone: (815) 223-0184

 

Stephanie was educated at Heartland Community College, Normal and Worsham College of Mortuary Science. She has been in funeral service since 1997, currently holds a funeral director and embalmers license in three states and is a licensed insurance agent. She has been with the Mueller Family since 2009.


Stephanie and her family are members of St. Patrick’s Church, LaSalle and she is also a member of LaSalle Rotary Club.


Stephanie and her husband, Jason reside in LaSalle and have three children, Allyn Leigh, Pippa Rose and Duke Charles.

Rose Ann Prey

Prey-Mueller Funeral Home
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Rose Ann (Bukovec) Prey is a graduate of L-P-O Junior College.  She married William A. Prey in 1948.  They founded the Prey Funeral Home in Oglesby in 1949.  They had three children, Frances (Dennis) Morrison, William (Nancy) Prey and Nancy (James) Semenak.  Her husband, William died on July 25, 2002.

 

After 68 years, Rose Ann is still active in the funeral business, as well as being a member of the Slovenian Union of America, American Legion Auxiliary Post 237, SNPJ Lodge, Altar and Rosary Society and Holy Family Church.  She has five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Fran (Prey) Morrison

Prey-Mueller Funeral Home
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Fran Morrison is a graduate of Illinois Valley Community College and Northern Illinois University.  She is a retired teacher, having worked in the Oglesby Public Schools for 34 years.  She is married to Dennis M. Morrison and they are the parents of two daughters, Vanessa and Alissa.

 

Fran was active in the funeral business when her parents owned and operated the funeral home and she continues to be active, along with her mother, assisting the Mueller family.  She is a member of the Slovenian Union of America, American Legion Auxiliary Post 237, Dickinson House Foundation and Holy Family Church.  She is also a volunteer at Lily Pads in Peru.

Shelly Ericson

Administrative Assistant
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Phone: (815) 223-0184

Bill Bender

Funeral Attendant
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Bill was born in North Dakota, raised in California and moved to the Peru area in 1964.  He was educated at El Camino College in California and Illinois Valley Community College in architectural design and civil engineering.  He retired from Chamlin and Associates Engineering in Peru in 2010 after 38 years.  Bill also served as sexton of St. Joseph's Cemetery for over 30 years.  He is now president of St. Joseph's Cemetery Association.  Bill is a member of St. Joseph's Church in Peru.

 

Bill lives in Webster Park, Spring Valley with his wife Phyllis.  They have five children, 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

 

Bill has been a funeral attendant at Mueller Funeral Homes since 2010.

Susan Condron

Funeral Attendant
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Susan is a lifelong resident of Ottawa.  She is married to Ed Condron and together they have two sons and two granddaughters.  She has been with Mueller Funeral Homes since 2007.

Evett Estevez

Funeral Attendant
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Evett Estevez was born and raised in Utah.  She received her National Certification at the Utah School of Phlebotomy.  She is continuing her education in the mortuary science field.  She has also held professional positions in administration and management.

 

Evett is married to Ed and they have nine children and eight grandchildren combined.  They reside in Peru and attend Illinois Valley House of Praise in Spring Valley.

Frank Galassi

Funeral Attendant
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Frank is a lifelong resident of Peru.  He is a graduate of Illinois State University with a degree in Business Administration.  He has been a salesman in the office supply and furniture industry for 30 years and has assisted the Mueller family since 2005.

Mark Greene

Funeral Attendant
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Mark is a graduate of Western Illinois University and holds a degree in Law Enforcement Administration.  He is a retired Sergeant with the LaSalle County Sheriff's Department with 28 years of service to LaSalle County.
 
Mark is a lifelong resident of Ottawa where he resides with his wife, Mary.  They have two children, Nathan and Lindsey.

Jim Greening

Funeral Attendant
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Jim is a lifelong resident of Peru.  He attended LaSalle-Peru High School, L-P-O Junior College, Illinois Valley Community College and Illinois State University.  Jim retired from LaSalle-Peru High School where he taught mathematics for 32 years.  Following retirement, he began helping part time in the Math Learning Center and tutoring area at Illinois Valley Community College.

 

Jim is a member of Zion Church in Peru where he serves as organist and choir director.

 

Jim has been a funeral attendant at Mueller Funeral Homes since 2003.

Richard LaFollette

Funeral Attendant
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Rick was born in Galesburg and grew up in nearby Knoxville. He is an alumnus of Augustana College in Rock Island. Following graduation, Rick worked for two years for the Bi-State Planning Commission in Rock Island before relocating to Springfield, Illinois to accept a position with the State of Illinois.

 

He worked over 30 years for the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. During his time in Springfield, he also worked part-time in the sports department of the State Journal-Register. Rick accepted early retirement from the State in 2008, and began working in 2009 on a part-time basis for Kirlin, Egan & Butler Funeral Homes in Springfield.

 

Rick has been with Mueller Funeral Homes since relocating to the LaSalle-Peru area in 2013. He is active in the Red Coat program at Illinois Valley Community Hospital, and volunteers at the Hegeler-Carus Mansion. Rick also works part-time in the art department at Illinois Valley Community College.

 

Rick and his wife, Alyce, reside in LaSalle.

Lynn Perry

Funeral Attendant
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Lynn is the second generation in her family to assist the Mueller family.  She grew up in Lostant and remembers her father, Lyndon Phillips helping A. Charles Mueller when he opened the Lostant funeral home in 1962.

 

Lynn began a 37 year career in obstetrical nursing, following her graduation from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Peoria.  She retired from managing the OB department at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in 2008.

 

Lynn resides in Oglesby with her husband, Lee.  She is the mother of two daughters, Nichole Kroncke and Michelle Wolf and has four grandchildren.  Lynn is a member of Grace United Methodist Church in LaSalle.

Jeanette Rodda

Funeral Attendant
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Jeanette is a lifelong resident of LaSalle and has 27 years of service to the LaSalle School District.  She is a member of St. Patrick's Church in LaSalle.  Jeanette is married to Mickey and they have two daughters and three grandchildren.