Rev. Herbert (Herb) Mueller fell asleep in Jesus on Saturday, March 21st at approximately 4:20 pm.
Pastor Mueller received his BA from Concordia Senior College in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1995 and then continued his education at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO where he received his MDiv in 1979.
He served His vicarage at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church in Niagara Falls, New York. His first Call was to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Chicago, IL followed by Calls to Zion Lutheran Church in Bethalto and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo, IL. Pastor Mueller was elected as the President of the Southern Illinois District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Church in February of 1994 where he served until being appointed as First Vice President of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod in 2010. He continued in this capacity until his retirement in 2019.
President Mueller is survived by his wife, Faith and children Herbert (Bert) C Mueller III, Nathan and Carol. Due to the Coronavirus a private funeral will be held tomorrow, March 26th. It is anticipated that there will be a memorial service at a later date.
Cards and notes of encouragement may be sent to 102 Front Street in Waterloo, IL 62298.
Merciful Father, the generations rise and pass away before You. You are the strength of those who labor and the repose of the blessed dead. We give you thanks for all who have lived and died in the faith, especially for Herb, our dear brother. In this body You gave Herb life and poured out Your Holy Spirit when You washed him in the renewing waters of Holy baptism. By the same Spirit You led him to confess with his mouth that Jesus is Lord and to believe in his heart that You have raised Christ from the dead. Give us faith to commend our brother to You and await with confidence the resurrection of all Your saints, living and departed; though Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.