Lloyd N. Mueller, age 77 of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, Illinois.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Greenville, Illinois, for family and invited guests. Pastor Jeffery Nehrt officiated. Interment followed at Bethlehem Cemetery, rural Altamont, Illinois, 6351 North 200th Street. Visitation was held Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, from 4 – 7 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Memorials may be made to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Donnell – Wiegand Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.donnellwiegand.com.
Lloyd N., the son of Elmer and Alma (Sandersfeld) Mueller, was born July 10, 1943, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He was baptized on July 25 of that year at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sherman, Wisconsin. In 1954 the family moved to Altamont, Illinois, where his father taught at Bethlehem Lutheran School. Lloyd was confirmed at Bethlehem in 1957 and graduated from Altamont High School in 1961. On March 8, 1964, he married Sandra J. Miller of Assumption, Illinois, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Altamont and they enjoyed over 56 years together. The Muellers joined Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of Greenville in 1964 where Lloyd was an active member serving in various capacities.
Lloyd was a member of the Teamsters Local #525 for over 40 years and served the Greenville Fire Protection District for 14 years. He was active with the Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America (SPAAMFAA), and American Farm Heritage Museum. He enjoyed restoring antique firetrucks, attending grandkids sporting events, watching Cardinals games, mowing at his church and the farm museum, and enjoyed a cup of coffee with his friends. Above all else, Lloyd enjoyed spending time with his family and being “Chief of the Cobtown Fire Department”.
Sandra survives, as do their children Michael (Jackie) Mueller of Greenville, Rodney Mueller (Beth Parsons) of Greenville, Jennifer (Michael) Mitchell of Greenville and Tyler (Heather) Mueller of Greenville; 11 grandchildren Ryan (Corinne) Mueller, Elizabeth (Lance) Ward, Brett (Kelsey Yates) Mueller, Claire (Mason Schweppe) Mueller, Gabrielle (Justin) Flanigan, Grant, Gavin, and Gwynith Mitchell, Taylor Weiss, Trent and Tanner Mueller; five great-grandchildren Caleb, Julia, Elijah, and Cole Ward and Mylee Schweppe; four foreign exchange students Thomas, Nicolai, Finn, and Davide.
He is also survived by his sister Janice (Orville) Heiden of Mason, Illinois; Earl (Doris) Mueller of Effingham, Illinois; and sister-in-law, Marsha Mueller of Altamont, Illinois. Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents and brother Wayne Mueller.