Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Obituary: Marie Ann Vander Muelen 1961-2012

Marie Vander Muelen, 50, of Westfield, IA passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at her residence. Funeral services for Marie were on Friday, June 1, 2012 at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel with Father Michael Erpelding officiating. Following the service, her body was cremated and burial will take place at a later date.
Marie was born on September 21, 1961 in Sioux City to Elroy and Delores (Angerman) Altimus.  She was married to Mike Vander Muelen on February 14, 2000 in Elk Point, SD. She worked for years for various Catholic churches and as a bartender at the Brass Rail in Sioux City.
Marie enjoyed shooting pool, camping, and riding with her husband on his motorcycle.
She is survived by her husband Mike, daughters Heather Altimus of Sioux City, Joanna Vander Muelen of Omaha, son Michael Lee Vander Muelen of Westfield, IA; grandchildren Elijah Altimus and Noah Gamet; mother Delores Franken of Westfield; father Elroy Altimus of Sioux City; sister Brenda Altimus of Sioux City; mother-in-law Carol (Doyle) Parman of Grant City; sisters-in-law Teresa (Jim) Sturdevant of Missouri and Jane (Kelly) Knight of Atlantic; 5 nieces, 1 great-niece, and many friends and extended family.

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