Jean D. Mueller, age 85, of Hamburg, passed away Monday Nov. 12, 2012, at the Waconia Good Samaritan Center.
She was born June 22, 1927, in Camden Township of Carver County, the daughter of Otto and Della (Fabel) Zellmann. Jean was baptized July 9, 1927, at the Evangelical Church of Peace by Pastor Paul Quarder; and confirmed April 6, 1941, by Pastor C.H. Zeyher at Church of Peace.
Jean attended the Central Elementary School and graduated from the Central High School in 1945.
She was united in marriage with Howard H. Kloempken May 27, 1948, at the Church Of Peace by Rev. Zeyher. This union was blessed with four children William, Thomas, Patricia. and Mary.
Jean suffered the death of her husband in July of 1962. She married Marvin J. Mueller March 12, 1972, at the St. Paul’s Ev. Reformed Church by Rev. Reineking.
Jean had worked various jobs over the years; including at Hoernemann’s YA Meat Market, Tonka Toys, Verch Furniture, and Tipka Foods. She was a dedicated volunteer in the community, and had worked at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia from 1991 to 2007.
She was a member of the Young America VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
Jean loved to read, do crossword puzzles, scrap book, and prepare for the Christmas holiday. Her life was centered on her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Howard Kloempken and Marvin Mueller; parents Otto and Della Zellmann; sisters-in-law Lu Zellmann and DeeAnn Zellmann; and brother-in-law Otto Siewert.
Jean is survived by her loving family: children and their spouses Dr. Bill Kloempken of Waseca, Tom and Julie Kloempken of Hamburg, Pat and Rick Logelin of St. Bonifacius, and Mary and Gene Yaeck of Hamburg; grandchildren and their spouses Heidi and Sean Peters, Jill and Tim Jopp, Kelly and Joel Wiegert, Nolan Kloempken, Gina and John Magnuson, Joel and Heather Logelin, and Jaime Yaeck; and great-grandchildren Taylor Peters, Jocelyn Peters, Symone Jopp, Elijah Jopp, Abram Jopp, Samuel Jopp, Cade Wiegert, Maxwell Wiegert, Liliana Magnuson, Ryker Magnuson, and Adelyn Logelin.
She is further survived by brothers and sister-in-law Bill Zellmann, and Bob and JoAnn Zellmann; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Harriet Siewert, Mavis and Dick Kramer, Carol and Robert Schepers, Sharon and Lloyd Graupmann, Glenn and Mary Mueller, and Robert and Carmen Mueller; as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
The funeral service took place Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Ev. Reformed Church of Hamburg, with the Rev. Daniel R. Schnabel officiating. Congregational hymns were “Lift High The Cross,” “I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say,” and “The Battle Hymn Of The Republic.” Interment followed in the church cemetery.
There was visitation from 10 a.m. until the beginning of the service at the church.
Serving as casket bearers were Sean Peters, Tim Jopp, Joel Wiegert, Nolan Kloempken, Joel Logelin and John Magnuson.
Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.