Lydia A Mueller Ontjes


May 14, 1906 - July 5, 2008




              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.



Monday, July 7, 2008
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hettinger-Bittner Funeral Chapel
147 North 3rd Street
Emery, South Dakota


Tuesday, July 8, 2008
10:30 AM
First Baptist Church
630 First Avenue
Emery, South Dakota


Emery Community Cemetery
Emery, South Dakota

Posted by Barb Harberts on July 9, 2008
I will never forget all of the fun times shared with Lyd by my family. No one took as much joy in playing games as she did! She was always a very important part of our family and we all feel very lucky to have been included in her very frequent prayers!
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