Rosalie J. Mueller
Rosalie was born in Belgique, Missouri to Leo and Matilda (L’Hote) Neels on March 18, 1927. One of five, two sisters Anna and Ruth, and two brothers, Robert and Herb. She started school in a 2 room schoolhouse, taught by the nuns at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish in Belgique. She went on to Perryville high school graduating 2nd in her class. After graduation she went to work for Rice-Stix wholesale dry goods company in St. Louis for 8 years, eventually as executive secretary to the president.
She married Theodore Mueller in 1953. They raised 5 children: Carleen (Greg) Mathiesen, Richard (Gayle), Marianne (Patrick) Brookman, Peggy (Thom) Oliver, and Robert (deceased). They were blessed with 46 years of marriage until the death of Theodore in 1999.
They were also blessed with many grandchildren: Kenny (Alli) Mathiesen, Vincent (Veronica) Layton, Nicholas (Susan) Mathiesen, Lance Rutter (deceased), Janet (Jesse) Freeman, Joseph (Erin) Mathiesen, Marie Oliver, Scott (Angeline) Mueller, Abigail (Eric) Odehnal, Megan Oliver, Andrew Mueller, Grace (Tim) Darling, Alex Mathiesen, Amanda Mueller, Ethan Oliver, Emily Mueller, Victoria Mueller, Brandon (Patricia) Oliver, Alayna Mueller, Clara Brookman, Steven Oliver, Laura Brookman, Michael Oliver, Benjamin Oliver, Rebecca Brookman, and Joshua Oliver.
Great-grandchildren, so loved by her: Austin, Luke, Mark, Noelle, Eli, Isaac, Hannah, Micah, Anthony, Josilyn, Liam, Ronan, Josephine, Leo and Baby Odehnal.
Rosalie enjoyed cooking, baking, selling real estate, playing cards, family gatherings and helping out with just about anything her children and grandchildren asked her to do!
Everyone saw in her a kind and loving gentle woman. Always happy to see a visitor! She was strong of faith and devoted to the Blessed Mother. Believed in the mercy of God and thought everyone should go to heaven!
She was much loved and cherished.
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.
Services: Visitation and funeral Mass will be held Thursday, October 17 at Holy Infant Catholic Church, 627 Dennison Dr., 63021. Visitation at 9:30 a.m. with the Mass to follow at 11 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.