September 22, 1929 ‒ January 21, 2020
MANSFIELD: The Proverbs 31 woman is not the model of a perfect woman. She is the model of a committed woman under God. She is a strong and resilient woman, she works diligently, and speaks wisdom and truth. She provides for her children, she is clothed in honor, and they arise and call her blessed. Katie Mueller was a Proverbs 31 woman.
Katie’s Christian faith became sight Tuesday evening January 21, 2020 from her Mansfield home. She was 90.
Born Katharina Hammer in Laćarak, Yugoslavia on September 22, 1929 to Peter and Anna (Mayer) Hammer, she met a man through church, George Mueller, and the two were married August 31, 1947 in Lambach, Austria.
A woman of perseverance and faith, Katie, along with her husband George, immigrated to the U.S. in 1956 to Elgin, IL, bringing with them four small children. They moved to the Mansfield community in August of 1964 seeking a strong community of faith.
She was an active member of Apostolic Christian Church on Middle Bellville Road, where she sang in the choir, served with food committee and enjoyed sewing club. She dearly loved the church family. There was never a reason to miss church service – and Katie enjoyed presenting herself well for church, dressing up in reverence to the Lord.
Katie was a skilled sewer, she sewed a lot of her children’s clothes, and later began crocheting and knitting. An avid traveler, she enjoyed trips to Central Europe, Arizona, Canada and Florida.
To complement her gift of hospitality, she had a talent in the kitchen. Her schnitzels, sarma, and bean soups (well, really all of her soups) bore her special touch. And her strudel was so good, she sold it to the community through Weidle’s Deli for many years.
Katie leaves a legacy of patience, peace and thankfulness – content in every situation – and so blessed with her family. She truly loved being in the supporting role for her husband, children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her children Adele Weingartner of Mansfield, Hilda (Phil) Lamp of Mansfield, Walt (Peggy) Mueller of Mansfield, Esther (Sonny) Sazdanoff of Scottsdale, AZ, Phil (Danette) Mueller of Shelby, and Violet (Chad) Green of Delaware; daughter-in-law Esther Mueller of Mansfield; 20 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren – and two on the way; her best friend Sofie Lamp; a brother Franz (Maria) Hammer, and sisters Elizabeth Haginau and Eva (Gustel) Burklin all in Germany; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband George Mueller in 1993, her son Wilhelm “Bill” Mueller in 1969; her son Paul Mueller in 2013; her son-in-law Paul Weingartner in 2007; sisters Maria Wolf and Josefina Maass and brothers-in-law Kurt Maass and Horst Haginau.
The Mueller family will receive friends Friday, February 7, 2020 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. Her funeral service will be held Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10 a.m. in Apostolic Christian Church, 1332 Middle Bellville Road, Mansfield, officiated by her grandsons Eric Weingartner and Andrew Mueller. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to OhioHealth Hospice may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Mueller family. Share a word of support with them – and watch her tribute video online – at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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