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A. Charles Mueller Jr.

September 8, 1948 August 9, 2019
A. Charles  Mueller Jr.
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Obituary for A. Charles Mueller Jr.

A. Charles Mueller, Jr., 70, of LaSalle, longtime area funeral director passed away peacefully on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago surrounded by his family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Church, LaSalle with Very Rev. Paul Carlson officiating and Rev. Ronald Margherio concelebrating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Webster Park. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Mueller-Pagani Funeral Home, LaSalle. Additional visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday at the church.

Mr. Mueller was born on September 8, 1948 in LaSalle to A. Charles and Jean (Yenerich) Mueller. He married Donna J. Turner on January 29, 1970 in St. Patrick’s Church, LaSalle. He attended LPO Junior College, and IVCC where he was a member of the first graduating class, University of Illinois in Champaign, and Worsham College of Mortuary Science. Following graduation he joined the family profession in 1970, with his father at Mueller Funeral Homes, Peru and Lostant and Mueller-Pagani Funeral Home, LaSalle. With his father and brother they started the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa and Mueller Funeral Home, Cherry. After the death of William Prey they became partners with Prey family at Prey-Mueller Funeral Home, Oglesby. He retired as President of the Mueller Funeral Homes, Inc. in 2008.

He served on the board of directors at Hometown Bank, LaSalle, serving on the Executive Loan Committee, Trust Committee and as chairman of the Audit Committee and also served on the boards for the American Red Cross, American Funeral Assurance Co., Pekin Insurance Advisory Board and Kensington-Kaskaskia, LaSalle. He was named to Business and Professionals Who’s Who, Oxford’s Who’s Who, Outstanding American Business and Professionals and Outstanding American’s. Chuck was past president of LaSalle Little League, LaSalle Park Board, St. Patrick’s School Board and Church Council and Horizon House, Peru. Chuck coached basketball at St. Patrick’s, LaSalle for several years. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, LaSalle, LaSalle Rotary Club, LaSalle Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Society, Holy Rosary Men’s Club, Illinois Valley Serra Club, St. Bede Alumni Association, Peru CSO, L-P Booster Club, LP Jaycees and the Illinois Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.

He is survived by his wife, Donna of LaSalle; his mother, Jean Mueller of Peru; two sons, Scott Mueller of Palm Desert, Ca and Christopher (Colleen) Mueller of Oglesby; three daughters, Becky (Kevin) Dornik of Peru, Julie (Lance) Siebert of Dimmick, Twp. and Elizabeth (Mark) Grzybowski of Peru; 14 grandchildren, Katy Gapinski, Olivia Mueller, Maya Mueller, Ava Mueller, Anna Mueller, Jake Mueller, Lydia Dornik, Ethan Dornik, Aubrey Siebert, Nolan Siebert, Kaylee Siebert, Dylan Grzybowski, Eloise Grzybowski and Kennedy Grzybowski; two great-grandchildren, Collette and Greta Gapinski; two sisters, Barbara (William) Peters, of Fort Worth, TX and Jane (Steve) Fly,of Houston, TX, and two brothers, Arthur (Ellen) Mueller of Ottawa and John (Cynthia) Mueller, M.D. of Dunlap; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, A. Charles Mueller on March 13, 2013 and one sister, Deborah Mueller.

Pallbearers will be Olivia Mueller, Maya Mueller, Anna Mueller, Mike Peters, Randy Turner, Joe Janz and Bob Lamboley. Honorary pallbearers will be Katy Gapinski, Ava Mueller, Jake Mueller, Lydia Dornik, Ethan Dornik, Aubrey Siebert, Nolan Siebert, Kaylee Siebert, Dylan Grzybowski, Eloise Grzybowski and Kennedy Grzybowski.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Horizon House, Peru, Trinity Catholic Academy, LaSalle or the American Liver Foundation.


Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

13

Aug

4:00 PM 8/13/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/13/2019 8:00:00 PM
Mueller-Pagani Funeral Home, LaSalle

609 Eighth Street
LaSalle, IL 61301

Mueller-Pagani Funeral Home, LaSalle
609 Eighth Street LaSalle 61301 IL
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

14

Aug

10:00 AM 8/14/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Patrick's Church - LaSalle

725 Fourth Street
LaSalle, IL 61301

St. Patrick's Church - LaSalle
725 Fourth Street LaSalle 61301 IL
United States

Mass

Wednesday

14

Aug

11:00 AM 8/14/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Patrick's Church - LaSalle

725 Fourth Street
LaSalle, IL 61301

St. Patrick's Church - LaSalle
725 Fourth Street LaSalle 61301 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Joseph's Cemetery Final Resting Place

104 Oak Street
Spring Valley, IL 61362

104 Oak Street Spring Valley 61362 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Horizon House

2000 Plank Rd.
Peru, IL 61354

American Liver Foundation

National Office 39 Broadway, Suite 2700 New York, NY 10006

Trinity Catholic Academy

650 4th St, Lasalle, IL 61301
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