Frieda V. (nee Dochow) Mueller

On May 16, 2008, Frieda V. (nee Dochow) Mueller of Cedarburg was called home to be with her Savior and reunited with her late husband Earle. She will truly be missed by her many friends and family.

Born in Yakima, Wash. on June 21, 1929, the daughter of the late George and Viola (nee Dobratz) Dochow, Frieda moved to Orange, Calif. where she worked in her fatherís restaurants until she graduated from Orange High School.

She received her teaching certificate from St. Johnís College in Winfield, Kan. and taught parochial school in California.

In 1955, she was married and moved to Cedarburg. Frieda worked at Trinity Lutheran Church as the secretary and organist, as the bookkeeper for Earleís business (Mueller Woodwork) and for many years at Cedarburg High School as the secretary to the Athletic and Driverís Education departments.

She blessed her family, friends and members of Trinity by cooking church dinners, baking bread for the annual church craft fair, making quilts for Lutheran World Relief and other organizations, decorating cakes, singing in the church choir, and giving of her time and talents wherever she could be of help.

She is survived by her daughters Marilyn Mueller, Jeanne Mueller, Ruth (Jeff) Nuelk and Ann Garcia, as well as five grandchildren, Amy Nuelk, Eric Nuelk, Kyle Nuelk, Christina Garcia and David Garcia. She is further survived by her sister-in-laws Barbara Dochow, Mickey Dochow and Helene Mueller; "Buddy" her faithful dog; and many relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by brothers Herman Dochow and Gerhard Dochow.

A memorial service to celebrate her life was held at Trinity Lutheran Church on Monday, May 19, with private inurnment at Zur Ruhe Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates memorials to the China Service Venturesí Nutrition Project (1161 Oakcrest Ave., Roseville, MN 55113); Family House Inc. (3269 North 11th St., Milwaukee, WI 53206); or an organization of your choice.

The family wishes to offer a special thanks to Dr. Remy Varghese, the Alexian Village staff, Vitas Hospice, and the Rev. Tom Osterfield for their love and support of Frieda and her family during this time.