Valerie J. Mueller


July 26, 1949 - Nov. 18, 2012


Valerie J. Mueller, 63, of Lebanon, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at the Watertown Regional Medical Center.

Valerie Jane Dobratz was born in Marinette on July 26, 1949, the daughter of the Rev. Franklin and Marion (Rubel) Dobratz. 

She was a 1967 graduate of Lakeside Lutheran High School in Lake Mills. Valerie married Harry L. Mueller at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farmington on Feb. 7, 1970.  Harry preceded her in death Nov. 23, 2007.


Valerie retired from cooking at Lake Terrace of Oconomowoc. She was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Ashippun. Valerie loved spending time with her grandchildren and enjoyed reading.


Survivors include her daughter, Lynn (Ron) Bormann of Delavan; her two sons, Lorn (Jaclyn) Mueller and Lance (Sarah) Mueller, both of Watertown; her grandchildren, Brielle and Kellen Mueller, Keaton, Mariah and Landon Bormann; her brothers and sister, Brian (Sharon) Dobratz of Fort Atkinson, Bruce (Wanda) Dobratz of Lake Mills and Vicki (Randy) Zimmerman of Waterloo; special friends, Kenneth and Judy Preuss of Watertown; as well as other relatives and friends.


Valerie was also preceded in death by her parents.


Visitation will be held from noon until the 3 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, Nov. 21, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Ashippun, with the Rev. Gary Tillmann officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the church or to the American Diabetes Association.


Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown, 920-261-2218, is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.