Norma D. Mueller (nee Konow) was born to Otto and Lydia Konow on March 19, 1929 in
Calumet City, Illinois. She married Arthur Eggebrecht at Ascension Lutheran Church in
Landover, MD in 1949.
A keen typist and stenographer, Norma took a secretarial course in high
school, graduated with honors, and had a record-breaking shorthand of 160 wpm. She attended
the Stenotype Institute of Washington, DC and worked for the Veteran’s Affairs Administration
in DC and also the David Taylor Model Basin-Department of the Navy in Carderock, Maryland.
She went on to teach stenography at the Indiana College of Commerce and taught many students
over the years. After her first husband’s passing, Norma moved west to Apache Junction, AZ for
health reasons. She greatly enjoyed her community of friends at Mountain View Lutheran
Church. It was there she met her second husband, Richard Mueller, while playing cards at the
church. They married in 2006 at the ages of 72 and 80 and celebrated with many friends and
family in attendance.
Aside from raising her family and working, she loved sewing, travelling to visit her friends and
family, water aerobics, her cats (Mr. Meow, Blackie, Geronimo, Little Girl), reading, playing
cards, and a good cup of tea.
A faithful servant to the end, Norma loved the Lord and enjoyed serving her community. Her
volunteer spirit, love of family, and her cheerful personality endeared her to those in her
company. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother and will be missed dearly.
She is survived by daughter Deborah Kimmel and son-in-law Thomas Kimmel; son Paul
Eggebrecht and daughter-in-law Stephanie Eggebrecht; grandchildren Philip (fiancée Kelli) , Ellen, Allison,
Jessica and husband Adam, and Kimberly; brother Emmet Konow and sister-in-law Jan; her
cousins Ruth Knippelberg, Mary Davis, and David Krahenbil of British Columbia, Canada. She
was preceded in death by husbands Arthur Eggebrecht, Richard Mueller, and her loving son
Friends are invited to meet with the Family on Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 10:00 AM until time
of Service at 11:00 AM with Reverend Donald E. Stock, Pastor officiating at LaHayne Funeral
Home, 6955 Southeastern Avenue, Hammond, Indiana 46324. Burial will follow at Concordia
Cemetery in Hammond, Indiana. A Memorial Service will also be held on Saturday, July 17,
2021 at 11:00 AM at Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, 5885 North Venoy Road, Westland,
Michigan 48185. Her Family suggests memorials to be made to either Mountain View Lutheran
Church, 2122 South Goldfield Road, Apache Junction, Arizona or Saint Matthew Lutheran
Church, 5885 Venoy, Westland, Michigan 48185.
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