Katie Mueller

September 22, 1929 ‒ January 21, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

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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  • My family and I extend our deepest sympathy to all of you. My the comfort of the Lord be with each and every one of you.

  • “Life is a Journey Not a Destination”:
    “As some people journey through life,
    they leave footprints of kindness and love,
    courage and compassion, joy and faith.
    Even when they’re gone,
    the trail they’ve left behind
    continues to inspire us.”
    We both have fond
    memories of her from
    a very long time ago …
    Mr. & Mrs. Sofi (Dudulet, Kitchener)
    & Edwin Allenspach (Hampton, Switzerland)

  • She was a shining example of what we all ought to be to our Lord. My deepest sympathies for your loss.

  • My condolences and sympathy to Hilda and her family. May you find peace with God during this grieving time.

  • To Our dear Mueller Family,

    On behalf of the entire Reinhardt and Karl Hildenbrandt families we want express our condolences on the passing of our dear Katie Muller.

    On 8/31/1947 our parents – Filip and Barbara Reinhardt had a double church wedding with Katie and George Mueller – and since then, we have been like a 2nd family of each other’s families. We cherish this!

    Katie was a such a wonderful, loving and faithful believer and will be missed, but she is now united with her husband and 2 sons, Bill and Paul. She is now with Jesus and free of all or ailments. No more pain, tears and just rejoicing with the angels.

    To the entire Mueller family, we want to let you know that we love you all and rejoice with you all that your precious Mom is now in her eternal home.

    Barbara, Elsa, Johanna, Harry, Lilly, Heidi, Philip (and families) and Karl Hildenbrandt.

  • Dear Mueller Family,
    What a wonderful tribute to a beautiful Christian lady. Your mother/grandmother was a shining example of Jesus’ love here on earth. And now she has joined those who have gone on before and she has seen the face of Jesus. What a blessing.
    We send our deepest sympathy and love as you walk this path of missing her and yet rejoice that she is now resting in her eternal home.

  • Dear Family Mueller, Dear Cousins with Family
    I am very sorry to hear about Your Mum.

    Known, she went to be home in the cradle of the Lord, it nevertheless must be a loss for You and Your family.

    There is no word to describe how much she has enlightened everyone with alone her presence, not to mention her wit and sense of humour.

    I do remember her, my aunt, still very well with her soft smile and caring attitude. With a smiling memory to all her advice and all the strudel, all the talk I experienced with her. I can only slightly imagine how much more You and Your family will be missing her in this life.

    Your parents were remarkable people that have enriched one`s life. Thinking about what they went through, managing to survive World War 2, starting a new life first in Austria with kids, then in the final home, America. Then raising kids in the Christian Faith and being the light of what the bible tells about.

    Also Your Dad was a very unique man, a true cutting edge, the rocks that makes the waterfall. Where ever I`d been, travelling, living at some other places, meeting all sorts of different folks, I haven`t met a man coming anywhere close to him.

    Your Parents, Your Mom, were a very loving people. They were the colours making a rainbow, the wind that shakes the cornfield, the mist that moistures the evergreen Glens. You will come across situations regularly, where You most certainly will be missing them in the most emotional sense.

    Please accept heartfelt condolecences in behalf of my wife Silvia and Me.

    Detlev & Silvia Bürklin
    Engen, Germany, 04.February 2020

    • Thank you Detlev for your beautiful words! We too will never forget your visit to the US and how you went back to Germany to give your life to the Lord and become a Christian! Never forget that and please continue to serve Jesus so that we can all be reunited in Heaven someday! God bless you and your family!

      Love, Adele

    • Dear Detlev … thank you so much for your kind words. They brought me to tears. My parents truly were examples of God’s love and were the willing hands and feet of Jesus! It was a comfort to hear how they impacted your life personally and many many others!! And yes… our dad was a most unique man of God in a league of his own :)) Thanks again for your message… may God bless you & Silvia and do come visit us in Arizona someday!
      Love your cousin, Esther (& Sonny) Sazdanoff

  • To our Dearest Mueller Family.

    A most beautiful tribute to a loving , caring Mother , who is an example and inspiration to all of us. Our deepest sympathy and love to all of the family.

  • Dear Mueller family !
    Katie was such a beautiful woman of God who led her family in the truth ! Each one of her family has been so blessed by her faith and love. What a powerful legacy she leaves for all of her many descendants! Not everyone has such a rare treasure as Katie, as a loving mom and grandma! How blessed you all are. It was so touching to see this memorial video !

  • Our love and condolences to the Mueller family. She was a lovely person. The video is a wonderful tribute.