Betty J. Mueller, 84, of Colby, formerly of Medford, passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at the Marshfield Medical Center.
Funeral services for Betty will take place at 11:00AM on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Trinity Lutheran Church, W5334 Dassow Ave., Medford, WI, with Pastor Ralph Shorey III officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Friday, August 27, 2021 at Trinity Lutheran Church from 4:00 PM until the time of a prayer service at 7:30. Visitation will continue on Saturday at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.
Betty was born in Marshfield on March 31, 1937 to Martin and Myrtle (Zophi) Radue. She attended Marshfield Area Public Schools prior to attending Wisconsin State College-Stevens Point, where she earned her bachelor’s degree and teacher certification and later her master’s degree in education. She started her teaching career at the Westboro elementary school. She then took a Kindergarten teaching positon with the Medford Public School District for 30 plus years, until her retirement. She married Larry R. Mueller on June 27, 1959 in her home town of Chili, WI; he preceded her in death in 2012.
In retirement, Betty stayed involved by volunteering in the Medford Elementary, helped out when asked in classrooms and workroom, as well as being part of the Medford Reads and Foster Grandparent programs. She helped at her church with vacation bible school and teaching Sunday school and catechism.
Betty is survived by her children, Allan (Joyce) Mueller of Medford, Dave (Colleen) Mueller of Stevens Point, and John Mueller of Medford; five grandchildren; Adam (Emily) Sarah (Hunter Buehler), Alexandria, Chelsea, and Cody (Michelle); six great-grandchildren, Liesel, Amelia, Eva, Otto, Molly, and Greta; sister, Arla Mae (Louis) Zuelsdorff of Neenah. She is further survived by other family and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, Betty is preceded in death by her infant daughter Diane; brother, Marvin Radue; sister, Mary Ellen Nemec.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com
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