Date Posted: 2018-03-30
Maiden Name: Michel

Phyllis Loree Mueller, 92, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018, at the Elwood Care Center in Elwood, Nebraska.

She was born June 22, 1925, on the farm outside of Arapahoe, Nebraska to John R. and Nellie Mae (Hayworth) Michel. Four daughters, and one son were blessed to this marriage. The family moved to Lexington after a house fire took their home. She graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1943. Phyllis was united in marriage to Roger Mueller on August 15, 1945, at the Presbyterian Church in Lexington. Two sons, Kent born August 2, 1952, and Blaine born May 12, 1958, were blessed to this marriage. Roger and Phyllis always enjoyed spending time at their cabin at Johnson Lake with family and friends.

Throughout the years Phyllis worked at the Ration Board during WWII, dipped ice cream at Jack & Jill on Saturday nights, sold Avon, and Stanley Products door to door, as well as working at Barmore Drug.

Phyllis enjoyed gardening, growing flowers and vegetables, cooking her wonderful fried chicken, delicious Macaroni & Cheese, homemade Beef & Noodles, and Lemon Meringue pie as well as her beloved Nebraska Cornhuskers. She also loved being with the family, especially the grandchildren.

She was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church and the VFW Auxiliary.

Phyllis was a wonderful lady. She always had a smile on her face, a kind word for everyone, and will be very missed.

Survivors include her sons; Kent (Joni) Mueller of Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania, Blaine (Chris) Mueller of Lexington, Nebraska; three sisters, Lois Karr and Geraldine Jorn of Lexington, Nebraska; five grandchildren; Dave Kraft, Marc Mueller, Tonya Wiess, Amanda Zamudio, and Alaina Mueller as well as 6 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Peggy Michel of Kearney, Nebraska. Also surviving is a special local niece; LuAnn (Kurt) McBride of Lexington, Nebraska as well as other nieces, nephews, extended family and friends, also all the family pets.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roger who died 22 years ago the same day; brother, Eugene Michel; sister, Carol Lofscholt; and brothers-in-law, Bill Karr, Jerry Jorn, and Carl Lofshult.

It was Phyllis’s wishes there be no visitation.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington with Eddie Mariel officiating. The casket will be closed.

Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church or Lexington Volunteer Fire Department.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: