Tom Mueller

Tom Mueller
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Thomas John “Tom” Mueller, 79, of Freeburg, IL, born October 4, 1936, in Looking Glass Township, Clinton County, IL, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016, at St. Paul’s Home, Belleville, IL.

Mr. Mueller worked as a pipefitter and was a member of the Steamfitters Local 439 before his retirement.  He was a member of the Belle-City Kennel Club, he was an avid trail rider, and loved horses and mules.  Tom was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, A. Fred and Olivia, nee Henken, Mueller; one brother, Leon Mueller; and two brothers-in-law, Jerome Isaak and Jim Wisdom.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Darlene, nee Becker, Mueller, whom he married on November 14, 1964;
three daughters, Theresa “Terri” (Greg) Bechard of Freeburg, IL,
Catherine “Cathy” (Vince) Lehr of Summerville, SC,
and Stacy (John) Hughes of Freeburg, IL
six grandchildren, Stephanie Bechard, Kelsey Gallion,
Haley Hughes, Johnathan Hughes,
Megan Lehr and Ethan Lehr;
12 brothers and sisters, Phyllis (Raymond) Berkel of Fairview Heights, IL,
Barbara (Charles) Kaiser of Freeburg, IL,
Ruth (Ken) Nikolauzyk of Fayetteville, IL,
Vivian Wisdom of Sylva, NC,
Michael (Linda) Mueller of Walnut Hill, IL,
Agatha Isaak (friend Ken Dierkes) Walnut Hill, IL,
Claire (Gene) Dinkelman of Nashville, IL;
Norbert (Bonnie) Mueller of Hudson, FL,
Monica (Al) Villy of New Port Richie FL,
Marilyn (Gerard) Peters of Carlyle, IL,
Mark (Neena) Mueller of Conroe, TX,
and JoAnn (Pat) Greer of Cuyahoga Falls, OH;
and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Friedrich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (F.A.R.A.).  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 5, 2016, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, February 6, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral:  A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 6, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL with Fr. Mark Reyling officiating.

Condolences Left For Tom Mueller

Our sincerest sympathy, Dolly and Stacy.
May time heal the pain and love heal your hearts. And may you be comforted, knowing your friends are thinking of you and praying for you in your loss.
Fondly, Claire and Tom

Claire & Tom Martin, Belleville, Ill., 62220


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