GILMAN — Lyal A. Mueller, 65, of Gilman, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

A celebration of his life will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 22, at the Life Church in Gilman with the Rev. James Harkins officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at the church and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, April 22, at the church. Arrangements are being handled by the Knapp-Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman.

Mr. Mueller was born Jan. 22, 1954, in Watseka, the son of Wendell and Irma (Wessels) Mueller. He married Debra Holliman on Feb. 18, 1989, in Gilman, and she survives.

Also surviving are four daughters, Tyra Mueller of Gilman, Daisy Mueller of Champaign, Richelle (Clayton) Cordes of Manteno and Kamyra Walls of Greenville; three sons, Tyran Mueller of Gilman, Dakota Hoffman of Decatur and Che Orozco of Champaign; four grandchildren, Audri, Gianna, Kai and Ryenne; two brothers, Neal (Linda) Mueller of Bend, Ore., and Bruce (Amanda) Mueller of Palatine; honorary parents, Charles and Jan Toberman of Bourbonnais; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gary and Maxine Minard of Watseka; two sisters-in-law, Tina Schooolman of Onarga and Donna Monohan of Paxton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Ryan King; and one niece, Tricia Mueller.

Mr. Mueller was a member of the Life Church in Gilman, where he hosted a men’s breakfast and was involved in church activities. He worked at BAC for 13 years and farmed in the Gilman and Onarga area for many years. He was a former Sunday school teacher for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Gilman as well as a Luthsponsor for the youth group. He went on several missions to Cuba and Mexico and was involved in Mission 50. He loved antiquing with his wife, traveling with his children and camping. He was a very humble servant for Jesus.

Memorials may be made to the Life Church’s building fund.

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