CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Patricia "Patty" Ann Vilda Mueller, 79, departed this world for Heavenly Glory on Jan. 8, 2012, after suffering a massive stroke and ensuing complications.
She was born March 21, 1932, to Mamie Walker Vilda and Wesley Vilda, where she, along with her sister, Louise, and brother, Wesley II, lived in St. Louis near Maplewood.
On Nov. 25, 1952, in St. Louis at Immanuel Lutheran-Olivette, she married Milton Mueller. They were active in many facets of church and community activities. They owned and worked a vegetable farm and greenhouse operation in Creve Coeur for 20 years when they relocated the farm operation to Southeast Missouri in Bertrand. While living and working the farm and greenhouses in Bertand, they were active church members at Concordia in Sikeston until their retirement. Their next home was to Saxony Village retirement complex in Cape Girardeau, and they moved their church membership to Good Shepherd Lutheran. In each of their homes and home congregations, they made many friends and gave many hours of volunteer service.
Pat was very active in assorted groups and clubs: 4H Club leader, Mississippi County Extension Club leader, Lutheran Women's Missionary League, Church Ladies Aids and other projects. Her wish and encouragement for family and friends has always been "love the Lord and love one another as He loved us."
Survivors include: her husband, Milton Erich Mueller; six children, Michael Erich (Jean) Mueller, Aleta Ann (Paul) Barker, Jeanne Marie Chambers, James Paul (Cynthia) Mueller, Diane Louise Wicker and Pamela Joy (John) Boyd; grandchildren, Erich, Dylan, Otto, Mandy, Bethany, Anna, Samuel, Joseph, Catherine, Jake, Jessica, Cody, Austin, Tammy, Tom and Josh; and 17 great-grandchildren, Dorian, Rome , Reyna, Travis , Jordan , Ethan, Evie, Reese, Reagan, Oliver, Omolemo, Isaiah, Joshua, Brianna, Sam, Jocelyn and Savonnah.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Good Shepherd Lutheran in Cape Girardeau
Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Sikeston Memorial Park Cemetery.
Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com.
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