Vivian Mueller

Vivian Viola Mueller, 96, Adrian, died Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at the Adrian Country Living Cottages.

A funeral service was Monday, May 14, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Adrian. Burial was in the Adrian Cemetery.

Vivian Olson was born Nov. 16, 1921, to Andrew and Lena (Olson) Olson in Kittson County, Minnesota. She was the youngest of eleven children. She worked many jobs prior to her marriage.

Vivian married Bill “Jr” Mueller on June 19, 1946, at the First Lutheran Church in Worthington. After their marriage, the couple farmed in the rural Lismore, Kenneth and Adrian areas. Vivian was a farm wife until 1966 when she and Jr opened the Home Café in Adrian. After selling the café in 1973, Vivian worked at the Arnold Memorial Nursing Home and she helped at the Senior Dining Center in Adrian.

She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Adrian. Vivian was one of the best softball short stops in the area. She enjoyed making lefse and spending time with her family. 

Vivian is survived by three daughters, Carolyn (Bill) Ketterling, Luverne; Cindy (Ching) Heitkamp, Adrian; and Connie (Bob) Kunkel, Adrian; seven grandchildren, Mike (Laurie) Ketterling, Scott (Lisa) Ketterling, Tom Ketterling, Tad (Michele) Heitkamp, Tracy (Scott) Altman, Dawn (Jeff) Kopplow, and Bobby (Tracy) Kunkel; 14 great-grandchildren, Jesse and Alicia Kontz; Lyndsey Ketterling; Peyton and Aftyn Heitkamp; Riley and Raegen Altman; Brendon, Jordin and Logan (girlfriend, Kennedy Fitzgerald) Kopplow; and Bradden, Miah, Kyler and Bryson Kunkel; a sister-in-law, Delores DeVos, Waconia; three brothers-in-law, Don "Cannon" (Mary) Mueller, Rushmore, Darrell (Marlene) Mueller, Worthington, and Alvin (Karen) Mueller, Council Bluffs, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jr, on Nov. 21, 1994; a son, Jeff Mueller, in 1973; and an infant daughter, Robyn in 1965; five brothers, Bennett, Clifford, Oscar, Lester and Alf; and five sisters, Nellie Anderson, Alma Hultgren, Amelia Hultgren, Myrtle Thom and Edna Bruns.

Arrangements were provided by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, www.dingmannandsons.com.

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