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OBIT: Wilma Muller

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Bishop Garrigan Schools: 1224 N. McCoy Street, Algona, IA 50511

Wilma Muller, 93, of Algona, died Friday, September 16, 2022, at Good Samaritan Society in Algona, surrounded by loved ones. A funeral Mass will be held 10:30 AM Wednesday, September 21, at Divine Mercy Parish – St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona. Burial will follow at St. Michael Cemetery in Whittemore. Visitation will be 9:00 – 10:00 AM Wednesday at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona.

Wilma Clara Muller, the daughter of Elmer and Mary (Matheis) Kollasch, was born in Bancroft, Iowa on July 25, 1929. She grew up in the Bancroft, Swea City and Ledyard area. After graduating from Ledyard High School, she worked in Algona, Iowa, Fairmont, Minnesota and Phoenix, Arizona. In 1954 she married Orville Muller from Whittemore, Iowa. The couple farmed near Whittemore and, after 1972, were partners in Muller-Eischen Implement, KEMCO Tire and Wine and Spirits Shoppe in Algona. They moved to Algona in 1977 where Wilma was a member of St. Cecelia Parish and New Dimensions. She also valued her hours spent in the Adoration Chapel. They were former members of St. Michael Parish in Whittemore.

Wilma and Orville enjoyed raising their children on the family farm. She enjoyed gardening, playing cards, dancing and anything that involved spending time with her children and grandchildren. They also enjoyed traveling in the U.S. and internationally.

Wilma was devoted to her family and is survived by her five children: Robert (Margaret), Victoria, MN; Carol Salter (Mike), Scottsdale, AZ; Daniel (Misty), Algona, IA; Lori Brodie (Dan), Algona, IA; and Mary Hall (Ken), Ankeny, IA. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren: Sarah Muller Court, Helen Muller Simonett, Tara Salter Meredith, Eric and Ryan Salter, Morgan Muller Wagner, Zachary Muller, D.J. and Rachel Beletti and Joshua, Kenny, Sierra and Miranda Hall. Wilma has 10 great grandchildren. Surviving brothers and sister include Jim Kollasch, Bancroft, IA; C. Phillip Kollasch, Duluth, MN; and Shirley Kazemba, Worthington, MN. Surviving in-laws are Jane Scott, Betty Kollasch and Jim Buscher.

She was preceded in death by her husband Orville, her parents, sisters Dolores Roethler and Helen Garry and in-laws Ken Roethler, Arnold Kazemba, Glenda Kollasch, Phil and Ruth Eischen, Roger Scott, Vern and Jackie Muller and Bette Buscher.

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