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Anna Rieckmann Mueller

Anna Marie Dorothea Mueller, daughter of Christoph Rieckmann and Elizabeth nee Wolle was born February 28, 1869 in Washington, Illinois and departed this life October 18, 1950, in her home in Kearney, Nebraska at the age of 81 years 7 months and 20 days.

On the 7th day of March 1869 she was received into God's Kingdom of Grace through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism in Beecher, Illinois, by Pastor A. H. Brauer. At the age of eight years her parents moved to Buffalo County where she has resided up to the time of her death.

The deceased was received into communicant membership of the Lutheran church of Grand Island, Nebraska through the rite of confirmation on the 18th day of March, 1883, by Pastor A. Baumhoefer.

On the 24th of November 1891 she entered the holy estate of matrimony with William Mueller. They were privileged to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary in 1941. She was a loyal and faithful member of the Lutheran Church taking an active interest and part in the founding and building of St.Paul's church north of Riverdale, making many sacrifices willingly for the Saviour's cause.

She was preceded in death by her husband, four children and two grandchildren. She leaves to mourn her departure, her seven children, Mrs. Frieda Lammers, Mrs. Anna Lammers, Mrs. Clara Lammers, Wm. Mueller, Hulda, Marie and Selma Mueller, 13 grandchildren and 5 great grand-children.

She was laid to rest in St. Paul's cemetery north of Riverdale there to await the coming of her Lord.

Now the light has gone away;
Father, listen while I pray,
Asking Thee to watch and keep
And to send me quiet sleep.
Jesus, Saviour, wash away
All that has been wrong today;
Help me ev'ry day to be
Good and gentle, more like Thee.
Let my near and dear ones be
Always near and dear to Thee;
Oh, bring me and all I love
To Thy happy home above.
From Kearney Daily Hub, June 1943

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From Funeral Card of Anna Rieckmann Mueller

IN MEMORY Of Anna Maria Dorothea Mueller

Born: February 28, 1869
Washington, Illinois
[Town of Washington, Will County]

Passed Away:
October 18, 1950
Kearney, Nebraska

Services Conducted from Anderson Funeral Home, 1:30 O'clock
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Riverdale, Nebraska. 3:00 o'clock
Friday, October 20, 1950

Final Resting Place: St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Riverdale, Nebraska

Officiating: Reverend E. O. Potratz
Zion Lutheran Children's Choir At Funeral Home
Quartett: At Church, Mrs. Carl Bergt, Walter Lade, Mrs. Walter Lade, John Lade
Organist: E F Pflughoeft

Bearers: Carl Bergt, Wm. Leppin, Erick Mueller,
Ola Peterson, Rudolph Axman, Chris Dauel

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