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Phyllis Joy Mueller
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Obituary for Phyllis Joy Mueller

Phyllis Joy Mueller, age 87, of Elkhart Lake, was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Woodland Village, Plymouth with family at her side.

She was born on February 10, 1931 in Loganville, WI, daughter of the late Evelyn (Casey Swenson) Schachts and Lawrence Swenson.

In 1949, she graduated from Plymouth High School. She then received her teaching certificate from Sheboygan County Normal School in 1951. After teaching for a short time, she worked in Milwaukee as a bookkeeper until her marriage.

On May 9, 1953, Phyllis married Robert Mueller at St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth. He preceded her in death in 2010.

She and Robert built a home and raised their family in rural Sheboygan Falls where they were active members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. In 1985, they moved to Elkhart Lake and became faithful members of Grace Lutheran.

Her greatest joy was loving and supporting her family. Over the years, she also enjoyed teaching Sunday School, being a Campfire Girls leader, and volunteering with Partners in Reading.

Her many interests included poetry, musicals, reading, nature walks, mystery shows, camping, and trips to Northern Wisconsin.

Survivors include three children: Susan Mueller of West Bend, Mary Mueller of Whitefish Bay, and John (Dawn) Mueller of Plymouth, and two grandsons: Michael (Laura) Mueller of Waukesha and Shawn (Britt) Mueller of Plymouth. She is further survived by a brother-in-law, Edward (Doris) Mueller of South Milwaukee, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Along with her husband, Robert, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Edwin Schachts.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday (April 28, 2018) at 3:00 P.M. at Grace Lutheran Church in Elkhart Lake, with the Rev. Peter Peitsch officiating. Interment will take place in the St. Paul Evangelical Cemetery in the Town of Herman.

Friends may call at the CHURCH on Saturday (April 28) from 1:00 P.M. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to Grace Lutheran Church and the Rocky Knoll Foundation.

Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit

The family extends gratitude to the caring staff of Woodland Village at Rocky Knoll Health Care Center and the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. They also want to acknowledge all of the concern and support from Rev. Peter Peitsch during the past two years of life transitions for Phyllis and her family.

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210 Lincoln St
Elkhart Lake, WI 53020





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210 Lincoln St
Elkhart Lake, WI 53020


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