Iola Louise Muller
Iola L. Muller, 91, of Atlantic, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Heritage House in Atlantic.
Iola Muller was born December 17, 1924, to Alvin and Louise (Wohlenhaus) Lehmkuhl at their home in Noble Township. She attended country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Griswold High School in 1942. She received a teacher certificate and taught rural schools for six years. On September 26, 1948, she was united in marriage with Kenneth Muller at St. John’s United Church of Christ, one mile south of Lyman. Kenneth and Iola had three children – Deborah, Paul, and Mark. She became a full time mother and farmer’s wife for many years, and she later worked as a secretary at Walnut Grove Products in Atlantic. She continued to live on the farm until 2005, when she moved to Brookridge apartments in Atlantic. Iola was baptized, confirmed and was a lifetime member of St. John’s United Church of Christ where she served as a Sunday school teacher for many years. She and Kenneth were Youth Fellowship sponsors for several years, and she was continuously active in the Women’s Fellowship. Iola enjoyed crossword puzzles and quilting. She was proud to have been a gallon blood donor.
Iola was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; her parents, Alvin and Louise; her brothers, Grover and Harry and his wife, Dorothy Lehmkuhl; and her sister, Lenora and her husband, Junior Wohlenhaus. Also preceding her in death were her mother and father in-law, Esther and Ellis Muller; and her brothers-in-law, Newton, Everett, Wayne, and Harland Muller and Don Steffen.
She is survived by her three children, Deborah McVey and her husband, Loren of Lawrence, Kansas, Paul Muller and his wife, Nancy of Asheville, North Carolina, and Mark Muller and his wife, Jodi of Champaign, Illinois. Iola is also survived by her three granddaughters of whom she was very fond, Leah Muller of Chicago, Illinois and Anna and Carolyn Muller of Champaign, Illinois. Also surviving are her sisters-in-law, Martha Jane Lehmkuhl, Virginia Steffen, and Mary Muller.
Open visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 16th from 8:00 a.m. until time of visitation with the family from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Roland Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at the St. John’s United Church of Christ at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday March 17, 2016, with Reverend Clairnel Nervik officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery.
Roland Funeral Home is caring for Iola's family and her arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.
IN MEMORY OF
Iola L. Muller
December 17, 1924
Noble Township, Cass County, Iowa
ENTERED INTO REST
March 12, 2016
At the age of 91 Years, 2 months & 24 days
Thursday, March 17, 2016
St. John’s United Church of Christ
South of Lyman, Iowa
Reverend Clairnel Nervik
“This is My Father’s World” by Congregation #33
“ A Mighty Fortress ” by Congregation #263
“This Is My Song” by Jodi Muller
St. John’s Cemetery
South of Lyman, Iowa
The family invites you to join them for lunch in the fellowship hall
following services at the cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. John’s Church Memorial Fund.
A Quilter’s Prayer
Guide my hands to work as Your hands work,
to know the power of Your love in every stitch I make,
in every thread I knot. May my hands be guided by the same love and care with every quilt I make, knowing that
this love and care was and is and will continue to be a
gift of blessing to the one it is intended for.
May the works of my hands be pleasing
in Your sight, O God.
Lord, bless my work today.
As I choose materials and patterns, may I be reminded of the uniqueness You blessed us all with.
As I cut each length of thread, may I be reminded of
the doors that must be closed in our lives so that
a new and stronger door may be opened.
As I run the thread between my fingers, may I be reminded of the times You have touched my life, my heart, my soul.
As I sew each stitch, may I be reminded of
the healing power of Your grace in each of us.
As I concentrate on my craft, may I be reminded
of the love and care you put into each of our lives.
As I add my last stitch, tie my knot, cut the final cord,
may I be reminded of the completeness with which
You commanded in each of us before we were
ever given to this life.