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Allen Mueller

Allen Joseph Mueller, 87, of Belleville, IL, born September 5, 1929, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, June 12, 2017, at Sycamore Village, Swansea, IL.

Mr. Mueller was lovingly called the “Shepherd of the Shiloh Road” by his wife. Allen gave tirelessly of his time and talents to help others.  He helped countless people who showed up at his tool shop needing something fixed, or a piece of something or other to do a repair job.  Most of the time he supplied the piece (from his stash in the barn) and did the repair job as well.  He was an accomplished pilot and a member of the Civil Air Patrol in his earlier years. He and other Civil Air Patrol members recovered and restored an airplane in his tool shop, then took a test flight from his farm field road. He was a man of patience and expertise with a vast wealth of knowledge.  He was a gentleman and a gentle man. Allen was a life-time farmer and operated Al’s Stump Chipping for many years.  He was a lifelong member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Shiloh, IL.  He was also a member of the St. Clair County Farm Bureau, the Jolly Seniors, Oliver Hart-Parr Collectors Association, and the Shiloh Eagles.        
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Frieda, nee Gundlach, Mueller; three brothers, Melvin, Donald, and Glenn Mueller (in infancy); and a sister Esther Reno.
Surviving are his wife of 64yrs, Evelyn M. nee Peters, Mueller whom he married September 10, 1952, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Belleville;
one son, Thad (Andrea) Mueller, of Belleville, IL,
and one daughter, Lynn (Brad) Joseph, of O’Fallon, IL;
five grandchildren, John W. Mueller, Jessica (Brent) Smith,
Caitlin (Jake) Mesecher, Whitney (Vincent) Reapor, and Carolyn Joseph;
 and three great-grandchildren, Cooper, Logan, and Parker.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Vitas Hospice, or to the Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017 at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2017 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Shiloh, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2017, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Shiloh, IL with Msgr. James Margason officiating.  Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

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Condolences Left For Allen Mueller

    Al's family can reflect back on his years with great pride. He was by any definition a very kind and helpful man. Please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss.

    Richard & Marita Davis, Belleville, IL, 62221

    Thad,So sad to hear of your Dad's passing. You know we will be holding you and your entire family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Randy & Laura Twaddle, Blandinsville, IL, 61420

    Our sympathies are with you all. We only wish there were more that we could do to help heal the sorrow. I'll never forget our picking tomatoes how he kept finding the large ones and giving them to me smiling the whole time, LOL. His goodness will remain alive in the hearts of everyone who knew him. Please let us help if there's any way that we can. Sara and Lorena Faskell

    Faskell's, O'Fallon, IL, 62269

    Dear Evelyn and Family,
    My prayer is that our loving God will give you the grace to bear this great loss. I also pray that our gracious God will welcome Allen into His eternal kingdom.

    Deacon George Mills, Shiloh, Illinois, 62269

    Great memories when we were children, he,Dee dee, and Harvey would come to our house on Friday nights to play cards and drink beer. In the winter if it snowed the three guys would pull us in a large Bob sled, pulled by tractor. Loved his mom, she was beautiful. My sympathy to Evelyn and family. Love and prayer, Jim and Dottie Normand

    Dorothy (Amann) Normand, North Port, , Florida, 34286

    Dear Mueller Family,
    We would like to express our sincere sympathy on the passing of your husband and father. Al had

    Jim & Norma Amann, Mascoutah, Illinois, 62258

    Dear Mueller Family,

    We would like to express our sincere sympathy on the passing of your husband and father.

    Al visited with us on a couple of occasions to talk about making wine. We enjoyed his visits.

    We are praying for your family at this difficult time.

    Jim & Norma Amann, Belleville, IL, 62221

    We regret that we were not able to come pay our respects in person, but send our deepest condolences to the family. Alan was a wonderful neighbor to us and we remember him with much affection

    roy and jane reeb, new baden, il, 62265

    Evelyn, Thad and Lynn,

    Please accept my sympathies on Allen's passing. He was such a wonderful man, and a great friend to Mom and Dad. I will keep you all in my prayers!


    Laurie Brown, Belleville, IL, 62221

    Evelyn so sorry i wasnt able to make Allen's visitation. My deepest sympathy to you. Ill continue to keep you in my prayers as you go through this time of healing.

    Patsy McGee, O'Fallon , IL, 62269

    Evelyn, Thad and Lynn,

    It has been a long time since we saw each but wanted to offer my sincere condolences to all of you. I remember when our families would get together at each others homes. I believe my dad met Allen via the Belleville Barbershoppers many years ago and became good friends.
    May he be at peace, such a kind and gentle soul.
    Bob Mueller - Glen Allen, Virginia

    Bob Mueller, Glen Allen, Virginia, 23059

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