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Pearl E. Mueller

Pearl E. Mueller, 79, of Mascoutah, died Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at her home. She was born October 29, 1935 in Plum Hill, daughter of John and Alberta (Wulf) Engelman. She married Martin H. Mueller July 12, 1955 in Fort Lee, Va., and he preceded her in death on October 2, 2013.

Mrs. Mueller is survived by her children, Mark Mueller of Mascoutah, Barb (Bob) Blaylock of Troy, David Mueller of Okawville, Susan (Cy) Schniers of Mascoutah, Jane (Doug) Wagner of Marissa, Libbie (Larry) Fix and Tina (John) Jakob all of Belleville, and Ryan (Nikki) Mueller of New Memphis; 24 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Violet (Jim) Sisney of Nashville, Fern (Dewey) Jernigan of Spring, Texas, and Marilyn (Ron) Bright of Columbus, Ohio; a brother, Dennis Engelman of Nashville; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; and she is also survived by her friend and companion, Boots.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her father, John Engelman; mother and step-father, Alberta and Wilbert Rabenort; a grandson; a great-grandson; three brothers, Lawrence, Melvin, and Robert Engelman; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Mrs. Mueller had a Master’s Degree in Domestic Engineering from the School of Hard Knocks. She was a member of Holy Childhood of Jesus Catholic Church in Mascoutah, a loving mother of eight fantastic children, and an excellent cook.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, June 22 at Holy Childhood of Jesus Catholic Church in Mascoutah with Rev. Jim Thomas officiating. Burial followed at Holy Childhood Cemetery in Mascoutah.

In lieu of flowers, plants, or other gifts, please donate to Heartland Hospice. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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