Charles W. Mueller

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Charles W. “Chuck” Mueller, 82, of Belleville, IL, born November 29, 1938, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Chuck was a loving husband, father, grandpa, and great grandpa. He worked his entire career at Union Electric / Ameren Corporation. He was a lifelong member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, and a current member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Paderborn, IL. He was very active in St. Louis Children’s Hospital, The Muny, among others.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Clara, nee Jorn, Mueller; a sister, Dorothy “Dot” Mueller; and a brother, Vin (Alva) Mueller, and their daughter, Lynn.

Surviving are his wife, Janet, nee Vernier, Mueller; three sons, Chuck (Karen) Mueller, Mike (Cookie) Mueller, and Craig (Dao) Mueller; eight grandchildren, Drew (Amber) Tufto, Charlie Mueller, Kelsey (Peter) Hibbeler, Mandi (Evan) Neville, Krysti (Zach) Baker, Austin (Katie) Mueller, Audrey Mueller, and Sophie Mueller; four great-grandchildren, Andrew Tufto, Jr., Wyatt and Wesley Neville, and Aiden Baker; a nephew, Bob (Diane) Mueller and family; and dear brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Louis Children’s Hospital, The Muny, or to St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral: Private family services will be held at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.

Burial will be at Smithton City Cemetery, Smithton, IL.

 

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51 Comments on Charles W. Mueller

ALAN J YUNG said : Guest Report May 22, 2021 at 6:38 PM

My deepest sympathy to the entire family. Class mate at Cathedral grade school.

  • BELLEVILLE
  • IL
Bethany Whitlock said : Guest Report May 18, 2021 at 11:28 AM

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that all of us here at the Media Research Center are thinking of you and praying for your family. May God comfort you and hold you in his arms during this sorrowful time.

  • Reston
  • VA
Kathy & Keith Schopp said : Guest Report Apr 23, 2021 at 1:52 PM

Jan, Chuck, Karen and all the family...We were so surprised and sad to learn of Chuck's passing. Such a nice, nice man. Please accept our deepest condolences. Kathy & Keith Schopp

  • Freeburg
  • IL
St Louis Symphony said : Guest Report Apr 22, 2021 at 11:37 AM

Dear Jan and Mueller Family Deepest sympathy from the entire St Louis Symphony Orchestra family, board, staff, musicians and choruses. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  • ST Louis
  • MO
Kathy Schweiger said : Guest Report Apr 21, 2021 at 11:35 AM

My Tuesday nights at Valentine's will Always hold many good memories of this wonderful man.Be strong Jan,prayers to you.

  • FreeburgMy
  • Il
Mark & Linda Heckman said : Guest Report Apr 20, 2021 at 2:33 PM

Aunt Jan, Chuck, Mike, Craig & family - With our deepest sympathy to all of you❤️ ...we have so many good memories boating-camping-skiing!!! Uncle Chuck was such a kind man and always greeted with his big smile! He will be greatly missed and forever be in our hearts~

  • Webster Groves
  • Mo
Bob & Joyce Dintelmann said : Guest Report Apr 19, 2021 at 9:28 PM

Our deepest sympathy to Jan and all the family. Joyce and Bob

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Jim Thompson said : Guest Report Apr 19, 2021 at 8:44 PM

Sympathy and condolences to the entire Mueller family

  • saint louis
  • missouri
Lesa & Tom Nollau said : Guest Report Apr 19, 2021 at 10:02 AM

Sending our condolences and prayers of comfort to Jan, Chuck & Karen, Mike & Cookie, Craig and all the extended family. Chuck was a compassionate and regarded patriarch to his family, the business community, the church and the neighborhood. His smile and tender persona will truly be missed. So many fond memories in the neighborhood, church picnics and wurstmart. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time.

  • Smithton
  • IL
Thomas Murray said : Guest Report Apr 19, 2021 at 9:01 AM

On behalf of the family of Mr.Mueller's late co-worker at UE, George R. Murray, our prayers and condolences. May flights of angels sing thee to your rest.

  • Ballwin
  • MO
Betty & Paul Bauer said : Guest Report Apr 19, 2021 at 7:46 AM

Our sincere sympathy to Jan and the Mueller Family.Many good and fond memories.

  • Shiloh
  • Illinois
William Hinchie said : Guest Report Apr 19, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Mr. Mueller had a very positive impact on me when I was a young engineer. My sincere condolences to his family.

  • Fulton
  • MO
Vicky Smolik said : Guest Report Apr 19, 2021 at 5:13 AM

Jan and family I am so sorry to hear of Charles passing. He was such a great guy. I always enjoyed seeing and talking with him at the MUNY. He did so much for so many.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Dan & Mary Kay McGinnis said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2021 at 9:15 PM

Chuck was the kindest, most thoughtful man. We feel so blessed to have known him for so many years. He brought out the best in everyone and he will be missed by anyone lucky enough to know him. Thoughts and prayers for Jan and all of his wonderful family

  • Belleville
  • Il
Jean and Steven Weier said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2021 at 8:17 PM

Our condolences to the extended Mueller family. Many wonderful memories watching Chuck and Jan walking the neighborhood and growing up in the St As family with you all. He will surely be missed.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Anastasia Huttsell said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2021 at 8:11 PM

Heaven gained a new angel. I hope the Mueller family is doing well. Love you all.

  • Saint Louis
  • MO
Marilyn Scheff said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2021 at 6:53 PM

Chuck was so loved by many, and I pray that Jan and her dear sons find comfort in knowing that he will be in heaven watching over them. I am so glad we chatted during our last Vernier reunion. Again my condolences to the family!

  • Newark
  • DE
Marilyn Merwin said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2021 at 3:31 PM

Janet, I am so very sorry for your loss. Chuck was certainly a true gentleman in every sense. We four had some fun times together. As I’m writing this, I am remembering them with a smile on my face. I’m so glad tennis brought us together. You and your family are in my thoughts. Love, Marilyn

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Marian R. Brockel said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2021 at 3:11 PM

Jan and the entire Mueller family, I'm so sorry to hear of Chuck's death. He was such a kind man. I loved seeing your entire family gather at the Wurstmarks at church. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Marian

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Fran Mannino said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2021 at 2:58 PM

Chuck, Karen and family, I am so sorry to hear this news. Thinking of you all.

  • Clermont
  • FL
Roger & MaryJane Mueller said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2021 at 2:04 PM

Sorry to hear about Chuck. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Condolences especially to Janet, my high school classmate and first cousin by marriage.

  • WHARTON
  • NJ
Richard Slocomb said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2021 at 1:33 PM

Jan- my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Chuck. I have nothing but fond memories with Chuck. May he rest i in peace with the Lord.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Heather Hayden said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2021 at 1:18 PM

Jan, Craig, and family, I was so sad to hear about Chuck’s passing. I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. Heather

  • Gold Canyon
  • AZ
RONALD KUPER said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2021 at 12:59 PM

Our deepest sympathy to the entire family' Janet & Ron Kuper

  • San Antonio
  • texas 78232
RONALD KUPER said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2021 at 12:53 PM

OUR Deepest sympathy To the family.. JANET & RON KUPER

  • San Antonio
  • texas 78232
Michael & Beth (Bolt) Greene said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2021 at 12:45 PM

For all in the Mueller Family-Lifting prayers to God for the healing of your broken hearts, angels to surround you with peace beyond understanding, and a heavenly wisdom of hope. The loss of a father, husband, uncle, friend as loving, involved, and charming as Mr. Mueller makes the world a bit less bright. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy.

  • Floyds Knobs
  • IN
Bill and Kathie Wimmer said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2021 at 12:29 PM

To all of you who have lost a very loved member of the Mueller family, Bill and I said our sympathy to all of you. A grandpa is such an important person in a family, so much love, learning and guidance comes from the Patriarch of the family. Our prayers are for him and all of you.

  • Belleville
  • Illinoid
Jim and Carol Cange said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2021 at 11:42 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Nashville
  • Il
Bob and Mary Kay Schmieder said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2021 at 11:33 AM

Bob and I have always thought the best of both of Churck.. Our prayers are with Jan and family. We know he is in Heaven.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Mimi Hunter said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2021 at 10:26 AM

I worked with Chuck and his son Mike at Union Electric. Bill and I send our deepest condolences to Jan and family, and will keep you all in our hearts and prayers.

  • Glen Carbon
  • IL
Mimi Hunter said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2021 at 10:24 AM

I worked with Chuck and his son Mike at Union Electric. Bill and I send our deepest condolences to Jan and family, and will be keeping you all in our hearts and prayers.

  • Glen Carbon
  • IL
Marsha Daudelin said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2021 at 9:58 AM

Jan and sweet family, we are so sorry for your loss. The family reunions were so special with Chuck's sweet smile, warm stories and positive love for the entire Vernier family. Thank God for giving us Chuck in our lives. Trust you will find the peace you deserve. Love, Ray and Marsha Vernier Daudelin

  • Naperville
  • Illinois
Marilyn Davis said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2021 at 8:59 AM

So sad to hear of your loss. You were a great neighbor to us. Prayers for your family. Dave & Marilyn Davis

  • Ballwin
  • MO
Tony cordie said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2021 at 8:01 AM

My sincerest sympathies to Janet and family over Chuck’s passing. A wonderful neighbor and fellow parishioner who will be greatly missed.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Bobbi Pfaff said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2021 at 7:34 AM

My deepest sympathy to Jan and her family in their loss. Chuck Mueller was a gentleman and fine leader at Ameren.

  • Saint Louis
  • MO
Bobbi Pfaff said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2021 at 7:29 AM

My sincere sympathy to Jan and her family. I was shocked to hear that Chuck had passed. He was a real gentleman and fine leader at Ameren. May he rest in peace.

  • St. Louis
  • Missouri
Laura Deffendall said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2021 at 1:01 AM

My deepest sympathy and prayers to my dear sister Jan and wonderful family on the sudden passing of my brother-in-law Chuck. His presence will surely be greatly missed. My sincere love and hugs to you all.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Laura dEffendall said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2021 at 12:48 AM

My very deepest thoughts and sympathy to my dear sister Janet and wonderful family at this saddest of times in your life. My prayers are with you all.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Tim & Sheri Vernier said : Guest Report Apr 17, 2021 at 10:02 PM

We are deeply saddened by the news of Uncle Chuck’s passing. So many fond memories while growing up which will forever be remembered and cherished. We extend our most sincere condolences to Aunt Jan and the whole Mueller family during this difficult time. Love, Tim, Sheri & Jake

  • Denver
  • Colorado
Norma Lester said : Guest Report Apr 17, 2021 at 4:52 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Chuck’s passing. My prayers and sympathy to Janet and the rest of the family.

  • Millstadt
  • Il
Ken & Dorothy Vernier said : administrator Report Apr 17, 2021 at 4:07 PM

We are so saddened by the passing of our dear friend and brother-in-law. Too many memories to count. So many boating and camping trips with our children, raising his favorite sweet corn together, and our many Sequence games. You could fill the page with the definition of a true friend. We have the whole family in our thoughts and prayers. Ken & Dorothy

  • Belleville
  • IL
Bob and Nancy Schukai said : Guest Report Apr 17, 2021 at 3:52 PM

Nancy and I send our deepest condolences to Jan and entire family

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Katie Anvari said : Guest Report Apr 17, 2021 at 1:49 PM

To all of the family our deepest sympathies. Such a kind man with a wonderful legacy. He will be greatly missed. We are praying for the whole family and sending our love from Omaha!

  • Omaha
  • NE
Ryan Schmittling said : Guest Report Apr 17, 2021 at 1:03 PM

Mueller family we were so sorry to hear of Mr. Muellers’s passing. 😢I remember his smile was huge when the kids were around especially the little ones. Uncle Mike, Aunt Cook and family you are all in my prayers I know you will miss him so much. Hugs to you all. Ryan, Andrew Makenna, Saylor, Kam and Bentley

  • Belleville
  • Il
Kelly Duncan said : Guest Report Apr 17, 2021 at 12:57 PM

To the whole Mueller family you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Chuck will be missed tremendously, he loved his family, and friends with his whole heart. God bless you all especially during this time of sorrow.

  • Lehigh acres
  • Fl
Bob and Betty Bolt said : Guest Report Apr 17, 2021 at 12:30 PM

A great neighbor for over 38 years, chuck and I spent many week ends cutting wood for our fire places in wild wood sub. What a wonderfull family Our prayers and love go out to their family. He will certainly be missed by all that knew him.

  • Smithton
  • IL
Steven Bolt said : Guest Report Apr 17, 2021 at 10:53 AM

To all of the Family, My deepest sympathy. Chuck will missed by all who have known him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Smithton
  • Illinois
Debbie Pyszka said : Guest Report Apr 17, 2021 at 9:37 AM

Don and I send our deepest sympathy to Aunt Jan, Chuck, Mike, Craig and the rest of Uncle Chucks dear family. Uncle Chuck was one of the sweetest men I knew, always so positive and kind. Our family functions will never be the same, but he’ll always be in our hearts and souls. Love and hugs to all! ~ Debbie

  • Lebanon
  • IL
Connie Jean Goyda said : Guest Report Apr 16, 2021 at 9:02 PM

My deepest sympathy to the entire family. I really will miss seeing Chuck and Janet walking g in the neighborhood. Love & prayers to Mrs Mueller, Chuck, Jr, Mike, Cookie & family. I am so shocked and so sorry for your loss and for losing such a wonderful parishioner.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Lynn Deffendall said : Guest Report Apr 16, 2021 at 5:04 PM

There is NEVER a day that you plan to hear news such as this. After mom told me yesterday evening about Uncle Chuck's passing, I sat with this news and asked many questions and prayed to God for peace for you during this time. I remember Uncle Chuck as a nice, kind, sweet man!! With this knowledge, I know that he is going to be missed and lives will never be the same. I hope and pray for peace for you Aunt Jan, Chuck, Mike, Craig and families. Sending you all a HUGE hug from Connecticut. Lynn

  • Branford
  • Connecticut
Tammy Vernier said : Guest Report Apr 16, 2021 at 4:29 PM

Donnie and I were both heart broken to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Belleville
  • IL

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