Lydia A. Mueller Ontjes was born May 14, 1906 in Hanson County to Carl and Lizzie (Plagmann) Mueller. On March 16, 1927 she married Dick Ontjes. They farmed in the Emery and Bridgewater area until Dick’s death in 1973. She resided in Emery until 2002 and then became a resident of the Diamond Care Center in Bridgewater. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Emery.
She is survived by one brother, Clarence Mueller and wife, Betty of Costa Mesa, CA; two sisters, Lila Winkel and Elaine Synhorst of George, IA and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Dick, two brothers, Art and Wayne Mueller and three sisters, Gertrude Ontjes, Laura Fluth and Goldien Cain.