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Vera A. Mueller, 85

Posted: 22 September, 2012

Vera A. Mueller, 85, of Emerson, Nebraska, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2012 at Heritage of Emerson Care Center, surrounded by her family and Father Gerald Leise. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 24, at 10:30 A.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Emerson, with Father Gerald Leise officiating. The family will greet friends on Sunday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Church with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Emerson.  Arrangements by Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home of Emerson.  To leave online condolences for the family, please visit
Vera was born on February 12, 1927 in Beaver Creek, Nebraska, the daughter of Henry and Clara (Naber) Pieper.  She graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic School in 1944.  After graduation, Vera was united in marriage to Harlan L. Mueller at Sacred Heart Catholic Church by Father Applebaum on April 13, 1948. They started farming eight miles north of Emerson, and in 1962 moved 1 ½ miles north of Emerson.  To this union six children were born:  Ken, Mark, Calvin, Sandy, Becky and Rita.  Vera was an active member of the Sacred Heart Alter Society, where she served as president.  She was also a member of Northeast Deanery Arch Diocese of Catholic Women, and numerous card clubs.  Vera enjoyed her flowers, and spending time with her family.
Vera is survived by three sons and three daughters: Ken and Jody (Rohde) of Roca, NE, Mark and Denise (Lueth) of Emerson, NE, Calvin and Kim (Becker) of Omaha, NE,  Sandy and Cliff McKinney of Waterloo, NE, Becky and Bill Diederich of Omaha, NE, and Rita and Keith Brehmer of Pender, NE. Also surviving are his 21 grandchildren: Justin and Adam Mueller, Chelsea Thomalla, Mike, Matt, and Mark McKinney, Mindi Gritten, Megan Boekhout, Brandon Diederich, Bridget Tanton, Brittany Bartunek, Ben Brehmer, Molly Ferg, Kimberly Mueller-Malone, Nathan, Garret, Jordan Mueller, Jacob, Morgan, Coltin and Zachary Mueller, and 24 great grandchildren.  She is also survived by a brother-in-law Jack Martin, brother-in-law Ardell and wife Irene Mueller, sister-in-law Mylet and husband Ted Habrock, and a sister-in-law Marilyn Hansen.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harlan in 2009, a very special granddaughter Tabitha Mueller, great granddaughter Isabella McKinney, sister Marcy Martin and a brother-in-law Billy Hansen.

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