Janet Ann Muller

August 23, 1930 - October 5, 2021


Funeral Mass for Janet Winkel Muller was celebrated on Oct. 9, 2021, at 10:30 a.m.. at Divine Mercy Parish - St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father Matthew Solyntjes presiding. Burial was in the St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery.

Janet Ann Winkel Muller was born Aug. 23, 1930, in Bancroft, the daughter of John C. and Anna (Wessels) Menke. She attended St. John’s Catholic School. On June 20, 1949, Janet was united in marriage to Harold “Bud” Winkel. On Nov. 13, 2004, she was united in marriage to Jim Muller.

With a deep love for the land, they farmed and worked in the Whittemore area for many years. In the summer she would often be seen walking beans with a crew including her kids and planted and harvested a huge garden. In addition, Janet worked at Berkley’s testing fishing rods until the closure of the business in 1983. She then worked at Pete’s Grocery Store, Eischen Sausage House and the Whittemore Golf Course. 

Janet enjoyed being with family and friends. She attended many sporting events of involving her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the Red Hats and the Rosary Society. In addition, she enjoyed cooking, playing cards, embroidering, quilting and special weekends with her daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughters. These days will always be cherished.

Janet died Oct. 5, 2021, at the Algona Manor at the age of 91.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Muller; and children, Barb (Mike) Stence of Algona, John (Patrice) Winkel of Cedar Rapids, Cheri (Randy) Hinners of Emmetsburg, Tom (Lori) Winkel of Algona, Marilyn (Roger) Rouse of Algona and Marlene (Jerry) Hansen of Estherville; 21 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by stepchildren Mike (Cheryl) Muller of Ankeny and Nancy (Paschal) Muller of Whittemore; and sister-in-law Marjie Menke of West Des Moines.

She was preceded in death by her husband Harold; her parents; two sisters, Armella Rahe and Jean Schiltz; and nine brothers, Lawrence, Richard, Alfred, John, Walter, Ralph, Raymond, Arthur and Robert Menke.

 Arrangements were handled by Oakcrest Funeral Services of Whittemore. Condolences may be left at www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com.

Kossuth County Advance

14 E. Nebraska St.

Algona, IA 50511  

Phone: (515) 295-3535

Fax: (515) 295-7217






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