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Death and grief are common human experiences, yet these experiences tend to be different for every individual. As a result, Hamilton's Academy of Grief & Loss offers a wide variety of resources available to you and your family as you begin to work through your grief.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
5-8 pm
Christ the King Lutheran Church
600 1st Ave N


Wednesday, April 19, 2017
11:00 am
Christ the King Lutheran Church
600 1st Ave N




Hamilton's Altoona Funeral Home
105 Fourth Street SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009
(515) 967-4272

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Ernest Mueller


Ernest Carl Mueller, 59, died on April 11, 2017. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 10, 1958, to Ernest and Joan (Sheppard) Mueller.

Ernest enjoyed fishing and working outside. Ernest was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Altoona. He retired from Con-Way Freight after 30 years of service and was currently working for Ruan Transportation.

Ernest is survived by his wife of 26 years, Greta; children Ernie and Emma Mueller; sisters, Pat Gaughan and Mary Jo Ramson; brother, George (Mary Ann) Mueller along with a host other of beloved family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 600 1st Ave N., Altoona, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 p.m., at the church.

Memorials may be directed to the family to be donated at a later date to a charity of their choice in Ernest’s name.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hamiltonsfuneralhome.com