Margaret Jean Muller


May 31, 1961 - September 5, 2013


Margaret Jean Muller was born May 31, 1961 in Newburgh, NY to Ralph and Olive (Bush) Stevens.  She graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in 1979, SUNY at Cortland in 1982 and Mount Saint Mary College in 1988 with a BA Degree in elementary education and a MS Degree in special education. On July 16, 1988 she married Rev. William C. Muller Jr. at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Newburgh.  They lived in Newburgh and Montgomery, NY until 2003 and then resided in Berkley, CA until 2006. She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd where she served on the Altar Guild, the Search Committee and the Church Choir, member of Grace Church in Middleton, NY, attended Church of the Advent in San Francisco, CA and St. Clare’s Church in Pleasanton, CA. She was a member of the NYS Academy of Teaching and Learning.  In 2006 they moved to Mitchell where she was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. She was employed at Dakota Wesleyan University as Adjunct Professor from 2008 to 2010. From 2007 until 2011 she taught at the Hanson Schools in Alexandria. She also worked at Palace City Federal Credit Union for one year. Margaret loved to read and cook.

She is survived by her husband, Rev. Liam Muller Jr., three sons: William Muller III, Nashville, TN; Bryan Muller, Watertown and Bradley Muller, Mitchell and one brother, Ralph (Bernadette) Stevens, Milton, NY.

She was preceded in death by her son, Daniel and her parents.


Monday, September 9, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Tuesday, September 10, 2013
2:00 PM
Saint Mary's Episcopal Church
214 West 3rd Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by John Darcy on September 15, 2013
Liam...I was shocked when I saw it in the Poughkeepsie Journal. I am so very sorry.
Your old friend from Beacon, John
Posted by Patricia Lassiter on September 12, 2013
I will remember her laugh and the gift of learning she always shared with her students and friends. May light perpetual shine upon her and God comfort her family.
Posted by Sandra Moneymaker on September 12, 2013
Dear Liam and family, Margaret has touched our lives so often in the past 40 years. She is now home and at peace with Our Lord.
Posted by Jackie Christiansen on September 11, 2013
Margaret's celebration of life service was as beautiful as she was!
Posted by Dee DiMemmo on September 9, 2013
Fr. Liam and family
May you be comforted during this difficult time by the love of family and friends, and may that strength sustain you in the days ahead. Be at peace knowing that light perpetual is shining upon her in perfect peace.
Posted by rose wendel on September 8, 2013
father liam and sons so sorry to hear of margaret's passing...she was always so nice to us when we attended church there. we will always remember her. rest in peace.
Posted by Guy Visk on September 7, 2013
I have the most wonderful memories of Margaret, her wit, intelligence and dynamic energy could fill a room with great light. Rest in peace.
Posted by Madeline (Fograshy) Van Zandt on September 7, 2013
Very sorry to hear of Margarets passing. Madeline (Fograshy) Van Zandt Pawlet, VT
Posted by camille Davies on September 7, 2013
What a privilege it was to know Margaret for the short time that I did. She taught me so much about life and how to handle its ups and downs. You could not have chosen a better picture to have on this page. That smile is truly infectious and it shows Margaret's kind and loving nature. I will miss her but I already have her in my heart and there she will stay. LIam and Boys, may God shower you with his blessings at this very difficult time. In symapthy and friendship, Camille Davies
Posted by The Rev. Mercy Hobbs on September 7, 2013
Margaret's legacy will live on through her family and friends. As a friend, I know her joy, humor, love for her family and especially her faith will be an inspiration for whom she has met. "Receive your servant, Margaret, Lord, for she returns to you. May she gaze upon you, face to face, and taste the blessedness of perfect rest. Amen. "
Posted by Christina (Fograshy) Buffum on September 6, 2013
Those we hold dear never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they showed, the comfort they shared, and the love they brought into our lives. Liam, Bill, Brad, and Brian please accept our sincere condolences and prayers. Margaret is no longer suffering and Heaven has gained another angel. John Fograshy & Christina (Fograshy) Buffum Rutland, VT
Posted by Connie Minder on September 6, 2013
Gone to soon. Beautiful heart. I will carry you with me. Have a tropical drink waiting for me when we meet again. We shall shall sing kareoke in our coconut bras and grass skirts. May your dear soul rest in peace. All my love to you!
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