July 18, 1929 – October 18, 2018
Helen Margaret Mueller (nee Kolbach) age 89 of Cedarburg, WI peacefully passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at the Lasata Care Center in Cedarburg, WI.
Helen was born on July 18, 1929 in Port Washington, WI to Joseph Nicholas and Julia Susan (Arendt) Kolbach. She was a 1947 graduate of Port Washington High School and worked as a stenographer at Smith Brothers Fish Shanty Restaurant, Port Washington, WI. She married Harold E. Klug on April 15, 1950 in Port Washington, WI. The couple spent many years as Holstein dairy farmers on Klugdale Farms in Cedarburg, WI (Town of Grafton). Helen was also a General 4-H Leader for the Lakefield 4-H Club.
On May 29, 1993, she married Reginald W. Mueller who was a caretaker at the historical Ozaukee County Pioneer Village in Saukville, WI. Helen was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Landt-Theil, Unit #470, Saukville, WI, Port Washington VFW Auxiliary 7588, Port Washington, WI and the Luxembourg American Cultural Society, Belgium, WI.
Helen is survived by her three children; Harold A. (Erlene) Klug of Faribault, MN, Diana Marie (Gary) Mayer of Slinger, WI and Janice A. (Roger) Kurth of Columbus, WI. She is further survived by seven grandchildren; Dr. Jason (Keara Kleinfeldt) Klug of La Jolla, CA, Michael (Tanya) Klug of Rochester, MN, Brittany (Carl) Jacobsen of Lakeville, MN , Amy Sue Mayer of Madison, WI , Melissa (Nick) Hemling of Beaver Dam, WI , Bryan ( Dr. Gena Cooper) Kurth of Lexington, KY and Brandon (Dr. Jamine) Kurth of Columbus, WI, fourteen great grandchildren; Bryson and Aren Klug, Clayton and Logan Klug, Ellie Jacobsen, Owen, Cole and Hazel Hemling, Henry, Ezra and Soren Kurth, Cade, Blake and Taya Kurth; sister Esther (Edward) Roeckl of Mt. Pleasant, WI and brother, Robert R. (Karen) Kolbach of Anaheim, CA, many nieces, nephews, step-son Reggie (Pam Duerkoop) Mueller Jr. of Minden, NV, other members of her stepfamily, close relatives and friends.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harold Klug, Sr., husband Reginald W. Mueller, her brother Walter A. (Alice) Kolbach and her sisters, Eleanor (Hugo) Kassens and Viola Kolbach.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:00 noon on Friday, October 26, 2018 at St. John XXIII Congregation – Immaculate Conception Church, 145 W Church Street, Saukville, WI 53080 with Father Patrick Wendt presiding. Family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Friday, October 26, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Saukville, WI.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Maria Mendoza-Lemes, MD and the caring staff at Lasata for their compassionate care during her stay.
Poole Funeral Home, Port Washington, WI is serving the family. Information and condolences may be expressed at www.poolefh.com or 262-284-4431.