There’s hope in the bones.
Our brother in Christ has fallen asleep, but we will be gathered together again on the last day when Christ returns in glory to raise us to eternal life in the resurrection. Below you will find the funeral and graveside services conducted by Rev. Matthew Harrison.
You will also find the obituary provided by Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL.
Below are the hymns that were sung during the service.
The King of Love my Shepherd Is (LSB 709)
God’s Own Child I Gladly Say It (LSB 594)
Lord, Thee I Loe with All MY Heart (LSB 708)
If Christ Had Not Been Raised from Death (LSB 486)
Awake, My Heard, with Gladness (TLH 192)
The Day of Resurrection (LSB 478)
Grave Side Service
Rev. Dr. Herbert Christian Mueller Jr., 66, of Waterloo, IL, died March 21, 2020, in Columbia, IL. He was born May 16, 1953, in Grand Forks, ND.
He is survived by his wife Faith Mueller (nee Anderson); sons Herbert Christian (Kristen) Mueller III and Nathan James (Aimee) Mueller; daughter Carol Bethany (Michael) Scheck; grandchildren Catie Mueller, Bram Meyer, Naomi Mueller, Micah Mueller, Rachel Mueller, and Rowan Scheck; mother Ruth H. Mueller (nee Polley).
He is preceded in death by his father Herbert Christian Mueller Sr.
Herb proudly served the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod from 1977-1994. He served three churches: Mt. Calvary in Chicago, Zion in Bethalto, IL and Immanuel Lutheran in Waterloo, IL.
His leadership skills and patient compassion were needed on the Southern Illinois district level from 1994-2010. During that time his greatest accomplishment was starting a Lutheran School in East St. Louis where 200+ students learn about God’s love in Jesus. From 2010 until his retirement in 2019 he served as First Vice President on the national level. He became the bridge to bring people together and lessened conflict. He also helped over 35 lay ministers become ordained pastors.
His greatest joy was being a husband, father, and grandfather. He wants everyone to know that he is with the Lord waiting for the Great Resurrection when Jesus returns to take everyone who believes in Him to our heavenly home where we will forever all be with the Lord.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
Hospice of Southern Illinois or Immanuel Lutheran Church – Waterloo, IL
Private services will be held with a Celebration of Life at a later date.
Christ continues to be essential.
Tonight we continued our Lenten Theme “Objects of Lent” by talking about Christ’s Robe of mockery by the soldiers.