Dolores "Dee" Mueller Obituary

Dolores "Dee" Mueller
Dolores "Dee" L. Mueller

December 12, 1931 - December 23, 2008
Born in Aurora, IL
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Dolores "Dee" Mueller, 77 of Urbandale passed away on December 23, 2008 at Arbor Springs Assisted Living in West Des Moines, Iowa as a result of Alzheimer's disease.

There will be a memorial gathering for her at Iles Funeral Homes - Westover Chapel, 6337 Hickman Ave in Des Moines from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, December 28, 2008.

Dee was born in Aurora, Illinois the youngest of five children to Adrian and Lula Coyne. She was raised in Chicago graduating from Loretto Academy (Woodlawn). She married Fred Mueller on October 2, 1954. Dee and Fred began their family in Calumet City, Illinois before moving to West Des Moines, Iowa in 1968.

Dee was an important part in the creation of Mueller Yurgae Associates food brokerage. She was an active volunteer with a number of organizations including Sacred Heart School, Dowling High School and the Alzheimer's Association. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Dee is survived by her husband of 54 years Fred, her two sons Dan (Barb) and Robert (Robin) of Urbandale and her two daughters Ellen (Doug) Barton of Downer's Grove, Illinois and Nancy (Dan) Stepuszek of Arlington Heights, Illinois as well as her ten grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Patricia and her three brothers Edward, Robert and Allen.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Urbandale American Legion Post #663, Orr Center for Healthy Aging and Memory Loss or St. Mary Family Center.

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The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Arbor Springs for the professionalism, care, friendship and love shown Dee during the final stages of her life.




Memorial Gathering
Westover Funeral Home
Sunday, December 28, 2008
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Urbandale American Legion Post 663
6805 Douglas
Urbandale, IA US 50322
St. Mary Family Center
1815 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317
Orr Center for Healthy Aging & Memory Loss
6000 University, Ste. A20
West Des Moines, IA 50317