Lillian Mueller

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Lillian E. Mueller, nee Hucke, 99, of Smithton, IL, born March 19, 1922, in Millstadt, IL, died Monday, January 31, 2022, at Garden Place, Millstadt, IL.

Mrs. Mueller retired from Landshire Foods after more than 20 years of service. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL. Lillian loved gardening and adored her pet cats.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Earl T. Mueller, whom she married on April 23, 1947, and who died on May 27, 2008; her parents, Joseph and Cecilla, nee Hankammer, Hucke; and a sister, Aurelia (Clyde) Mueller.

She is survived by a son, Keith (Vicki) Mueller of Belleville, IL; and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society or the Clowder House Foundation, 3134 Wyoming Street, St. Louis, MO, 63118. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 5, 2022, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL, with Fr. Stan Konieczny officiating.


Burial will be at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Smithton, IL.


4 Comments on Lillian Mueller

Jackie Browning said : Guest Report Feb 03, 2022 at 12:03 PM

Dear Keith and Vickie, I know you are hurting. I am sending you my heartfelt condolences with losing your mom and finding peace. Thank you for always being there for her. You two were the best son and daughter she could ever had have. For me, Aunt Lillian was my angel on earth when I was growing up without a mom. I credit her and my cousin Keith for getting me through some rough times in my youth. Her house and her wonderful cats were my escape. Anytime day or night, when I came knocking at her door, she would welcome me with that beautiful smile wearing red lipstick and offer me a piece of cake. She was one of the most purest of souls with a gentle manner and was truly beautiful inside and out. She taught me many things about life. I remember the fun times with her and Keith just driving around Belleville laughing and talking. I thank God and am most thankful that her passing was swift and she did not suffer. Aunt Lillian will never leave my thoughts because the memories I have of her are in my heart and mind forever. May she Rest In Peace forever💕

  • Apollo w
  • FL
Elizabeth Brown said : Guest Report Feb 03, 2022 at 6:56 AM

Mrs. Mueller was our vegetable lady for many years. She grew the best veggies, would load them in her trunk, and sell them to my Mom, and other people, in Belleville. She was a very nice woman, and I have many fond memories of her. My condolences to her family. Cookie Faulbaum Brown

  • New Athens
  • Il
Karen Kalert said : Guest Report Feb 02, 2022 at 7:26 PM

I Karen work at Garden Place she is every sweet person. She always told me about her coffee was to strong.

  • Smithton
  • IL
Marilynne said : Guest Report Feb 02, 2022 at 6:42 PM

I am going to miss Lillian. I enjoyed our talks we always had. Especially about the love we have for cats. She was a very sweet lady. She is in cat heaven. May she Rest In Peace

  • Red Bud
  • Illinois

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