Carol Mueller

DEERFIELD — Carol (Cote) Mueller, age 84, of Deerfield, passed away Monday, August 26, 2013, at the Hospice of Lenawee’s Hospice Home. She was born to the late Sylvanus and Cizerie (Marquis) Cote July 3, 1929, in Beaverville, Ill. Carol was a devoted wife and homemaker and loved spending time with her entire family. She also retired from Simplex Industries in 1992. She married Oliver Mueller at St. Mary Catholic Church on March 31, 1951, in Adrian.  In addition to her husband, Carol is survived by her children, Nancie VanBlack of Deerfield, Steve (Teresa) Mueller of Northport, AL and Bill (Linda) Mueller of Deerfield; two brothers, Sy (Gerry) Cote of Adrian and Joel (Imagene) Cote of Onsted; two sisters, Marilyn Megarah of Lansing and Margaret (Paul) Forsthoefel of Carmel, IN; seven grandchildren, Marcie, Matt (Julie), Molly VanBlack, Michael and Mitchell Mueller, Meagan Skampo and Liz Mueller; five great-grandchildren, Lexie, Rylee, Madelyn, Madden and Maxwell and two on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Leonard, Robert, Merle, Lawrence and James Cote; three sisters, Elaine Hunt, Patricia Witt and Constance Peters. At Carol’s request her body has been donated to the University of Michigan for Anatomical Research. A Memorial Mass for Carol will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Light of Christ Parish St. Alphonsus Church in Deerfield with Father Jack Loughran as celebrant. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at Light of Christ Parish St. Alphonsus Church in Deerfield.  Interment will take place at a later date in St. Alphonsus Cemetery. You may send condolences to the family at Memorial contributions may be made to Light of Christ Parish St. Alphonsus Church or Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes will be available at the church on Wednesday or at the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home in Blissfield.