Lawrence Mueller

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Lawrence E. “Larry” Mueller, 72, of Belleville, IL, born January 23, 1945, in Lebanon, IL, died Friday, August 11, 2017, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mr. Mueller worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 33 years before his retirement.  He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  He belonged to the Catholic War Veterans and was a past-welfare officer of the organization.  Larry was a U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Sharon Louise, nee Weitekamp, Mueller, whom he married on November 26, 1966, and who died on March 30, 2015; his parents, Edward D. and Amelia, nee Kuhl, Mueller; a brother in infancy; a sister, Marilyn Koslofski; three brothers-in-law, Joe Koslofski, Dr. William Rankin, and Reid Hartsell; and a sister-in-law, Pat Weitekamp.

Surviving are two daughters, Michelle (Mark) Callahan of Clio, CA, and Amy Mueller-Howard D.V.M. (Steve Howard) of O’Fallon, IL;
two grandsons, Cody J. Callahan and Cameron K. Howard;
two sisters, Ann Mueller of Springfield, VA, and Jan Rankin of League City, TX;
many nieces and nephews;
and dear, close friend, Sharon Reiher.

Memorials may be made to the Catholic War Veterans of Belleville, IL, or as Masses.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, August 18, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Lebanon, IL.

Funeral:  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 18, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Lebanon, IL, with Msgr. James Margason officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Lebanon, IL.


2 Comments on Lawrence Mueller

Shawn O'Kelly-King said : Guest Report Apr 10, 2018 at 12:50 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. My uncle may have served with your Dad. I have come across some old movies he and my Uncle took while serving. If your Dad served in 1968.

  • Caro
  • Michigan
Carolyn A Wottowa said : Guest Report Aug 15, 2017 at 5:23 PM

Just want to express my sympathy to the family. I worked with Sharon many years ago at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Then last year, I met the family at St. Paul's in the hallway. My mom is also a resident there. So we reconnected with that short visit. Peace to all of you.

  • O'Fallon
  • IL

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