Lauterburg - Oehler Funeral Home

2000 East Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights, IL


Rita M. Mueller

30 June, 19292 July, 2020

Rita M. Mueller, 91 of Arlington Heights was born June 30, 1929 in Chicago to Francis and Marguerite (Soraparu) Kennedy and passed away July 2, 2020. Rita was the beloved wife of the late Henry M. Mueller; loving mother of Diane Anderson, Kathleen Pacini, Marcy (David) Lockard, Mimi (George) Anderson, Fred (Colleen) Mueller, Christine (Steve) Blum and the late Richard (Patty) Mueller; cherished grandmother of Douglas (Cady) Anderson, Dustin (Liz) Anderson, Geoffrey Diete, Kevin (Kasey) Diete, Brian (Lizzie Nielsen) Lockard, Annie (Stephen) Catterton, Cassidy Anderson, Kalissa (Jason) Smith, Camela Anderson, Chad Anderson, Dustin (Ellen) Anderson, Morgan (Ryan) Martin, Casey (Brian) O’Neill, Marguerite Mueller, Rebecca Mueller, Jessica Mueller, Adam Mueller, Brad (Beth) Mueller and Craig Mueller; great-grandmother of 19; dear sister of John (Sandi) Kennedy and the late Margaret (late Martin) Harlow, Francis (late Emily) Kennedy, Patrick (Nancy) Kennedy and Nancy Stern and fond aunt and cousin of many. Rita is also survived by her dedicated son-in-law Gus Diete. Visitation will be Thursday, July 9, 2020 from 9:00 AM until the time of the Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM at St. James Church, 831 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. Interment will be private. In consideration of the safety of all who will attend the Funeral Mass, St. James Church will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the state of Illinois. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. Thank you for your cooperation. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Disabled American Veterans, 2122 W. Taylor Street, Suite 104, Chicago, IL 60612 or dav.org appreciated.



  • Visitation

    Thursday, 9 July , 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, 9 July , 2020


  • Interment Private


Rita M. Mueller

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Laurie Valdesuso

10 July 2020

While I did not know her personally, I do know her daughter Chris. She and my Dad ironically share a common dish that not too many people are familiar with - olive dip - only made with cream cheese and green olives!

Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Chris is an amazing person and I'm sure her Mother was as well!!

Deb and Don Miskell

8 July 2020

Chris Blum and family
There’s a special place in all of our hearts for our mothers, just like there’s a special place in every mother’s heart for her children. You must continue to carry her memory in that special place in your heart. We are sincerely sorry for the loss of your mother Rita. We shall never forget her kindness and we too will miss her special thoughtfulness she bestowed upon Don and me. Love and peace be with you all.

Casey O’Neill

4 July 2020

Love you, Grandma!! Your legacy will live on forever in the love you shared and the flavor of baked goods baked in your memory!! Rest In Peace, beautiful Grandma. Love, the O’Neills of California


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