THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Emma A. Mueller
Emma Anna Mueller, 93, of Gillett, passed away Saturday, April 15.
She was born on May 26, 1923, to Carl and Hulda Mueller in the the Town of Gillett, with a twin sister, Esther Anna Mueller . They were raised on a family farm that was operated until 1938 when they began working at a grocery store. The sisters then ran Mueller's Supermarket which they owned and managed for 34 years. She continued to work in a store until her retirement.
Never one without the other, they were always seen wearing identical clothes and ate the same food. They enjoyed time at the cottage on Shawano Lake with relatives and friends, but had a good time no matter what they did. They took many bus trips over the years, visited the Bahamas and Hawaii twice, and went to Venezuela. They loved playing Bingo, eating out with friends and playing cards.
Longtime members of the American Legion Ladies Auxilliary, they were known for selling poppies and volunteering, were devout Christians and active members of the former Immanuel Lutheran Church, now Faith United Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her twin sister, Esther of Gillett; an aunt, Vivian Mueller of OshKosh; nieces and nephews, Darlene (John) Olson of Gillett, Gene (Judi) Schuettpelz, of Watertown, Duane (LuAnn) Schuettpelz of Madison, Gary (Roz) Schuettpelz of Rhinelander, Kevin (Jackie) Schuettpelz of Pulaski and Marilyn Mueller of Gillett; 15 great-nieces and nephews; many relatives and friends.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Mueller and his wife Kay; a sister, Viola Schuettpelz and her husband Len and a sister, Sylvia, who passed away as a child.
Friends and relatives may call on Wednesday, April 19 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Legacy Funeral Chapels, 108 E. Main Street, Gillett. Visitation will continue on Thursday, April 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Faith United Lutheran Church, 11465 Old U, Gillett, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. Pastor John Laatsch will officiate with interment in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.