Olinda Hartman Muller


(May 22, 2001)

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Powell for Olinda Hartman Muller, 80, who died Tuesday, May 22 at the Powell Hospital after a short illness.

Pastor Chris Brandt will officiate at services and burial in Crown Hill Cemetery. Vistation at Miratsky-Easton Funeral is scheduled tonight (Thursday) from 6 to 8 p.m.

She was born Jan. 21, 1921, in Delmont, S.D., to Daniel and Emily (Eberle) Hartman. In 1935, the family moved to the Powell area and homesteaded on the Willwood Division of the Shoshone Reclamation Project. She attended Powell schools.

In March of 1938, she married Fred Muller. Their happiest day was when their only son, Mildon August (Sonny) Muller, was born.

Together, Fred and Linda worked in the family business and later owned and operated Muller's Shoe Repair and Upholstery Shop. They were in business in downtown Powell for over 50 years.

She enjoyed her family and traveling with her sisters; fishing, camping and playing cards at the Senior Citizen Center.

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, and her faith was an important part of her life. She was a member of the American Legion and VFW Auxiliary.

Survivors include granddaughters Lynn Johnson and husband Curt of Powell and Victoria Muller-Murphy and husband Steve of Powell; great-grandchildren Brandi Waln and Tony Murphy; daughter-in-law D. Jean (Reed) Large; sisters Laura Turnbough of Topeka, Kans., Ella Larsen of Powell and Midge Albert and husband Les of Billings, Mont.; brother-in-law Jack Logan of Powell, and many special nieces and nephews and numerous family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Mildon August (Sonny ), who was killed in an oilfield accident; a brother, Arnold Hartman, and a sister, Alfrieda Logan.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Big Horn Basin Cancer Center, 1025 9th St., Cody, WY 82414 or Immanuel Lutheran Church in Powell.