Esther A. Mueller

Esther Anna Mueller, age 94, of Gillett, went to her Heavenly home on Wednesday, October 04, 2017.


Esther was born to Carl and Hulda Mueller in the town of Gillett, along with her twin sister Emma Anna Mueller on May 26, 1923.  They were raised on a farm which the family operated until 1938 when Emma and Esther began working at a grocery store.  They went on to run Mueller’s Supermarket which they owned and managed with their brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Kay Mueller.


Emma and Esther (never one without the other!) were always seen wearing identical clothes and always ate the same food.  They enjoyed spending time at the cottage on Shawano Lake with relatives and friends and always had a good time no matter what they did.  They took many bus trips over the years, visited the Bahamas and Hawaii twice, and also went to Venezuela.  They loved playing BINGO, eating out with friends and playing cards.


Emma and Esther were longtime members of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and were well known for selling poppies.  They were devout Christians and were active members of the former Immanuel Lutheran Church, now Faith United Lutheran Church. Emma and Esther were also well known for volunteering for any and all causes. Esther will be sadly missed.


Esther is survived by her aunt, Vivian Mueller of Oshkosh, her nieces and nephews: Darlene (John) Olson of Gillett; Gene (Judi) Schuettpelz, of Watertown; Duane (LuAnn) Schuettpelz of Madison; Gary (Roz) Schuettpelz of Rhinelander; Kevin (Jackie) Schuettpelz of Pulaski and Marilyn Mueller of Gillett.  She also leaves 15 great nieces and nephews, many relatives and friends.


Esther was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Hulda Mueller; her twin sister, Emma, her brother Raymond Mueller and his wife Kay, her sister Viola Schuettpelz and her husband Len and her sister, Sylvia, who passed away as a child.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9:30 to 11:45 AM at FAITH UNITED LUTHERAN CHURCH (11465 Old U, Gillett, WI)  A funeral service will be held at 12 noon with Pastor John Laatsch officiating.  Interment will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.


The family sends special thanks to the staff of Heartland Hospice for their kind and compassionate care of Esther.




Saturday, October 7, 2017

9:30 AM to 11:45 AM

Faith United Lutheran Church

Old U

Gillett, WI 54124

Funeral Service

Saturday, October 7, 2017

12 Noon

Faith United Lutheran Church

Old U

Gillett, WI 54124

Graveside Service

Saturday, October 7, 2017

1 PM

Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery

Gillett, WI 54124

5 entries on “Esther A. Mueller

  1. Both gone now? How sad. My sympathies to all the family. You know, I have a feeling in my heart like when John Wayne passed. Gregory Peck. And all the other icons left us. And that’s what those two were, icons! They will be greatly missed!

  2. So sorry to hear about Esther. I suppose she and
    Emma are now playing their usual tricks in heaven. They were wonderful gals and so much
    fun. We will miss them.

    The William Stiles family Berry Lake and Edina, MN.

  3. So Sad to here of one of the Twins passing. Memories of them at the store where my Aunt Stella worked, and of the nice visit I had with them at Stella”s 100th birthday party. They were gems and will be missed I am sure.

  4. Marilyn, Sorry to hear of your loss. They both lived a long and happy life. We can’t ask for much more and I’m sure one missed the other as you will miss them.

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