Obituary for Bernice Mueller

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Remembering Bernice Mueller

We give thanks for the life and ministry of Bernice Mueller.  For a few years leading up to her death, Bernice was the oldest, living member of MLLC.

The visitation will be at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings, on Wednesday, September 29, 5-7 p.m. The funeral will be at MLLC on Thursday, September 30, 2 p.m., with viewing from 12-2 p.m. at MLLC. Memorial gifts are suggested to MLLC.

The family has designated memorial gifts to MLLC:

You can send bring these to the church,  211 Luther Ln, Carmine, TX 78932 or send these by mail:

Martin Luther Lutheran Church; P O Box 362; Carmine, TX 78932-0362

Or through our web site:  click this link.

Remember to make note of this gift being in memory of Bernice Mueller.  For the online form, note that memorial gifts are listed third.  This includes a box where you can enter the name: Bernice Mueller.


Bernice Leona (Stork) Mueller

December 15, 1924 – September 25, 2021

Bernice Leona (Stork) Mueller was born on December 15, 1924 in Brenham, Texas, the daughter of Willie and Annie (Bage) Stork.  She was baptized on May 17, 1925 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Giddings by Rev. William Mueller and confirmed on April 2, 1937 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine by Rev. Henry Brunotte.  Her confirmation verse was 1 John 3:1, “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.”  She was raised on the Stork farm in Ledbetter, Texas and received her education in the little one room Prospect School.  Bernice began working at the telephone company in Carmine before going to work at the IGA Store in Giddings.  After her true love returned home from serving for two years in the Philippines during World War II, Bernice was united in marriage to Elwood Adolph Mueller on November 22, 1947 at the Martin Luther Lutheran Church Parsonage in Giddings by Rev. S.T. Schroeder.  After their marriage, they went into the ranching business raising chickens, hogs, and cattle throughout the next 51 years until Elwood’s death on March 9, 1999.  Following his death, Bernice continued the business with her two sons.  She was an active member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine where she had taught Sunday school and was a longtime member of the Ladies Aid.  She enjoyed hunting and fishing and especially loved playing dominoes and 42 with her friends in the Carmine 42 Club.

Bernice passed away suddenly the evening of Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Brenham.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie & Annie Stork; her husband of 51 years, Elwood A. Mueller; her brother and sister-in-law, Bill & Virginia Stork; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Alice & Delfeal Mueller and Erna & Frank Els; her brother-in-law, Ardell Muske; two nieces, Peggy Simmang and Shirley Hart, and four nephews, Bobby Els, David Els, Billy Els, and Allen Mueller.

Bernice is survived by her two sons, Gary & Bo Mueller of Ledbetter and Gaylon Mueller & Rhonda Craigen of Ledbetter; three grandchildren, Kaci Mueller of Carmine, Cliff Mueller of Houston, and Brandon & Sarah Mueller of Brenham; three great grandchildren, Braxton, Bexley & Brinley Mueller of Brenham; one sister-in-law, Nadine Muske of Brenham, as well as several nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Pallbearers will be Mark Mueller, Kevin Mueller, Nathan Mendoza, Bradley Muske, Colt Els, and Chad Proske. Honorary pallbearers will be her domino playing friends in the Carmine “42” Club.

Memorials may be made to Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine or to the charity of one’s choice.

Martin Luther Lutheran Church

P O Box 362

Carmine TX 78932-0362

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