Funeral services for Delores (Dee) E Mueller, 80, of Long Prairie, MN, will be held at 11:00 am, on Friday, May 31, 2013 at Esther Lutheran Church, rural Parkers Prairie, with Pastor Jeannette Bidne presiding. Viewing will take place one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in the Esther Lutheran Church cemetery.
Delores died on Tuesday, May 28 2013 at the CentraCare Hospital in Long Prairie. Blessed be her memory. Delores Elaine Willie was born October 09, 1932 to Henry and Hattie (Peterson) Willie in Osakis, MN. She attended school in Eagle Bend, MN. Delores married Russell E Wells in 1950 in Reno, NV. To this marriage four children were born: Reno, Teresa, Dennis, and Sandra. As a military spouse, Delores and her family moved often, living in southern California; Tacoma, WA; Norfolk, VA; Jacksonville, FL; and Warwick and Newport, RI. In 1963 the family returned to Minnesota, eventually making their home on a farm near Bertha, MN. Delores married Donald Mueller July 2 1971 in Sisseton, SD. To this marriage, one child was born: Jason. Delores and Don made their home in the Lake Beauty area near Long Prairie, MN. Delores loved her home and decorating it. She enjoyed having her family with her and was known for her caramel rolls and the large feasts she would prepare for family gatherings. She made dolls for her granddaughters and loved to show them the dolls and pretty dishes she collected. Her grandsons, who lived nearby, spent many hours at her home and were a special joy to her
Delores is survived by her husband, Donald, her children, Reno (Kaureen) Wells, Hackensack, MN; Dennis (Nancy) Wells, Aberdeen, SD; Sandra Carlson, Babbitt, MN; Jason (Brenda) Mueller, Long Prairie, MN; her grandchildren, Kristi (Kevin) Yutrzenka, Trese’ (Wade) Lund, Laura Wells, Katherine (Justin) Scott, Merete Wells, Brandie (Steve) Webb, Ben Mueller, Luke Mueller, and Bethany Schmitz; and great grandchildren, Kaitlin, Kenna, Cheyenne, Hunter, Graham, Patrick, Skyler, Reece; friend and former daughter-in-law, Amy Sandy, Long Prairie, MN; brother, David (Marlene) Willie, Sawyer, MN; sister, Yuvonne (Jerry)Anderson, Eagle Bend, MN, sisters-in-law, Lucille(Marlyn) Hagedorn, Eagle Bend, MN; Sharon Willie, Eagle Bend, MN; Meurriel Willie, Fergus Falls, MN; and Ruth Willie, Swanville, MN, and many nieces and nephews.
Delores is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Hattie, daughter, Teresa; brothers Rueben, Wallace, Clinton and Robert, and sister, Darlene.