Bernadine S. Muellner, 76

Bernadine S. Muellner, age 76 of Melrose, died surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at her home in Melrose, Minnesota.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 29 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose.  The Christian Mothers will pray at 6 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 8 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.

Bernadine Sophia Hiltner was born September 22, 1935 in Melrose, Minnesota to George and Agnes (Bussmann) Hiltner.  She was united in marriage to Elmer Muellner on September 11, 1956 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Melrose.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose, Christian Mothers, and the Two Cylinder Club.

Survivors include her husband, Elmer Muellner of Melrose; children, Linda (Tom) Morton of Melrose, Alma Muellner of Melrose, David Muellner of St. Cloud, and Donna (Thomas) Hamel of Plymouth; four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren; and brother, Richard (Dolores) Hiltner of Melrose.

Bernadine was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Norbert Hiltner.

Serving as casket bearers will be Linda Morton, Alma Muellner, David Muellner, Donna Hamel, Tom Morton, Jr., and Cindy Middendorf.  Cross bearer will be Natasha Hamel and scripture bearer will be Alexandra Hamel.  Flower bearer will be Kristen Hamel and gift bearers will be Samantha Hamel and Rosie Hinnenkamp.  Lector will be Linda Morton.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.