A. Charles Mueller Jr.

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.
September 8, 1948 - August 9, 201909/08/194808/09/2019
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Vicki Wagner
December 17, 2019
Donna and family so sorry for your loss. Chuck was such a great person with the most wonderful sense of humor. We will miss running into the both of you when in town. Our prayers and sympathy are being sent to you all.

In sympathy, Ken and Vicki Wagner
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Sue STRATTON
August 16, 2019
Donna and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers, during this difficult time. Rest In Peace, Chuck.
Lisa DiCarlo
August 14, 2019
Such a nice man - very good to my family. He will be missed.
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Holly Antkowiak
August 13, 2019
Bob and I are so sorry about the passing of Chuck . Bob and I extend our deepest sympathy to the Mueller family. May God bless you al l at this sad time. From Bob and Holly Antkowiak.
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Katelyn F. Carrigan
August 13, 2019
My deepest condolences to the Mueller family during this difficult time. I served my school practicum with Mueller Funeral Homes, and I enjoyed visiting with Chuck when I saw him. He was always so humorous, positive, and encouraging. I enjoyed listening to his stories... Continue Reading
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Betty Lou Willand
August 13, 2019
Sympathy to the Mueller Family on the loss of a very loving and courageous man. Chuck was always most gracious to everyone he met and always had a smile to share.
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Jack & Donna Morscheiser
August 12, 2019
So proud of his family. Definitely one of a kind. Rest in peace Chuck.
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Patricia (Mindock) Davis
August 12, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Chuck was a friend of my brother's (Richard Mindock) when they were in grade school and high school. When my brother died in 1970 Chuck was very helpful to our family even though he was mourning the loss of his friend. I will miss our convers... Continue Reading
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Mary Ann ( Rochnowski) Yanke
August 12, 2019
So sad to here of your loss We were classmates & Chuck was always the funny one God bless you all Mary Ann Rochnowski Yanke
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Diane Wozniak
August 12, 2019
Donna, Julie, and family. So sorry for your loss. I was glad to meet Chuck and get to know him. What a gracious man! He put up a valiant fight and was an inspiration to all. All my love and support in the coming days.