Darlene M. “Tots” Mueller, 86

July 16, 2014 

Darlene M. “Tots” Mueller, 86 of New Braunfels, Texas, formerly of St. Jacob, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at New Haven in Schertz, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on July 19 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on July 19 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Keystone Cemetery in St. Jacob.

She was born on May 14, 1928, in Troy to Harold J. and Irene (Giger) Schwartz.

She was born and raised between Troy and St. Jacob and graduated from St. Jacob Highland School.

She was a secretary for Scott Air Force Base. Later, she married and raised her two sons. She later worked for Triad High School as a secretary.

In 1990, she and her husband, Emil, moved to Arizona and she lived there until 2003, when she moved to New Braunfels, Texas.

She was the organist and choir director for St. Jacob United Church of Christ for many years. She enjoyed bowling, traveling, visiting relatives in Maryland and Texas, playing the piano and organ, singing, and in her later years, boating.

She was a member of New Braunfels First United Methodist Church in New Braunfels, Texas, and she a former member of the St. Jacob United Church of Christ.

Survivors include a son, James L. “Jim” (Christine) Antenen of New Braunfels, Texas, and Wayne L. (Sheila) Antenen of Bandera, Texas; grandchildren, Jamie M. (Jason Echols) Antenen of Pflugerville, Texas; U.S. Air Force Maj. Christopher L. (Nichol) Antenen of Del Rio, Texas, and Brandon L. (Kristen) Antenen of Boerne, Texas; and great-grandchildren, Rebekah A. Echols, Sarah E. Echols and Abigail M. Antenen.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Lonnie L. Antenen, who died in 1956; her second husband, Emil “Junior” Mueller Jr., whom she married on July 30,1957, and died July 25, 1993; her third husband, Ray Dargus; a brother, Harold J. Schwartz Jr.; and a step-sister, June Paul.

Memorials may be made to St. Jacob United Church of Christ.

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