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Ernest W. Mueller

Ernest W. Mueller

Ernest W. Mueller

- March 25, 2019

Ernest W. Mueller, age 96 of New Leipzig, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center in Elgin.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am MT, Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Leipzig.  Pastor John Amundson will officiate with burial in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Serving as casketbearers are Ernest’s grandchildren Tammy McQuarters, Todd Mueller, Shawn Mueller, Robbie Hertz, Cody Hertz, and Brandon Hertz.

Serving as honorary casketbearers are Ernest’s great-grandchildren.

Ernest was born August 6, 1922, north of New Leipzig to Wilhelm and Marie (Buchwitz) Mueller, the sixth of nine children. He attended country schools through eighth grade. He graduated from New Leipzig High School in 1941 where he participated in sports and sang in a quartet.

He married Anne Margaret Rieger on May 16, 1943. They engaged in farming north of New Leipzig and moved to New Leipzig in 1956. Anne passed away on December 21, 1963.

Ernest married again to Norma Bauer on May 19, 1967. Norma passed away April 14, 1995.

Ernest was a farmer all his life and retired in 1984. He loved golfing and spent many retirement hours on the course with his friends. At one time he even got a hole-in-one. He enjoyed fishing and card games. He also enjoyed helping with harvest until age 80. He was an avid fan of the Minnesota Twins. He was active in his church, serving as treasurer of Trinity congregation and on the Church Council of Immanuel. He served as Chairman of the congregation during the planning and building of the present church. He sang in the church choir well into his eighties. He was also active in the community.

Ernest is survived by his three children, Donald (Marjorie), New Leipzig, ND, Rodney (Susan), Mott, ND, and Jeanette (Keith) Hertz, New Leipzig, one sister, Ann Hoesel of Worland, WY, six grandchildren, Tammy (Eddie) McQuarters, Dallas, TX, Todd (Shonna) Mueller, Rapid City, SD, Shawn (Tammy) Mueller, Colstrip, MT, Robbie (Juanita) Hertz, Jamestown, ND, Cody (Laura) Hertz, Bismarck, ND, Brandon (Laura) Hertz, Bismarck, ND, eleven great grandchildren, one stepson, Lane (Julie) Bauer, Las Cruces, NM, two step daughters-in-law, Jan Bauer, Richmond, MN, Roxanne Bauer, Bismarck, ND, and five step grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Anne, his second wife, Norma, four brothers, Otto, Reinhold, Arthur and Robert, three sisters, Hilda Haase, Emma Weiss and Ida Fuchs and two stepsons, Blair and Mark Bauer.

Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 until the family service begins at 5 p.m. at the Evanson Jensen Funeral Home in Elgin, ND. 

Phone number: 605-347-4455
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