Arvilla Beth Haradon Mueller

Arvilla Beth Haradon Mueller, 86, of West Bend, passed away on June 11, 2009, at Cedar Community.

She was born on Dec. 24, 1922, in Park Rapids, Minn., to the late Jesse Daniel Haradon and Ruth Edith Erikson. She married the late Gordon Roscoe Muel-ler on May 7, 1944, in Omaha, Neb., and the couple made their first home in the Panama Canal Zone, where Gordon worked repairing ships for the Navy during World War II.

The couple then settled in the Milwaukee area, moving to Cedarburg in 1961 and to West Bend in 1996. Arvilla worked as a homemaker, but also was a founding charter member of Ozaukee Baptist Church in 1961, and active member for over 40 years. She also was part owner of a Christian Bookstore in Cedar-burg from 1973 to 1981.

Arvilla will be remembered for her love and dedication to God and her family.

Arvilla is survived by her four children, Eugene (Verla) Mueller, Cynthia (Jerry) Bru-nell and Marcia Knip-pel, all of Cedarburg, and Timothy (Lau-ra) Mueller of Woodbury, Minn.; nine grandchildren, Deanna (Ron) Rosenberger, Lanora (Nolan) Hurley, Sharon (Jason) Trom-peter, Veronica (Jere-my) Woods, Matthew Brunell, Jeffery Knip-pel, Jody (Jason) Lindsley, Emily and Thomas Mueller; eight great-grandchildren; Elena Hurley, Kather-ine Rosenberger, Hailey and Miles Trompeter, Isaac and Evan Woods and Alex and Vanessa Lindsley. Preceding Arvilla in death were two half-siblings, Horace and Florence Haradon.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Emmaus Bible Church of West Bend, 220 N. 6th Ave., with the Rev. James Taylor officiating. Visitation will be at the church only at 10 a.m. Memorials are appreciated to Cedar Community Foundation.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.