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Neva Jean Mueller


April 18, 2019

Neva Jean Mueller

July 11, 1959 ~ April 15, 2019 (age 59)

Neva Jean Mueller, age 59, of Cass Lake Minnesota began her spirit journey on Monday, April 15, 2019 from the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota surrounded by her family. She was born the daughter of Beverly Thompson and James Mueller on July 11, 1959 in Minneapolis, MN.

Neva was one of the most caring, loving and helpful women we knew. She would always go above and beyond to help any person that she met. Neva gave many people strength and guidance during their struggles in life. By helping others, it helped her gain strength and inner peace. Her favorite thing to do was spending time with family. Being with family gave her strength and happiness. She had a gift of touching people's spirits and many called her "sister" or "Auntie". One time when she was at an event, a person asked her, in a surprised manner, "How many nephews and nieces do you have?' She replied, "too many to count". It was always a great honor for her to have so many nephews and nieces. Not only was it an honor for her, but also for them and the whole family. Her extended family grew over the years and she always made time to listen to them when they needed her support. Her family has always been her medicine. Neva was always respectful of others and cared for them in any way she could, something Neva would love to see carried on.

She always said she was "The O.G." meaning the "Old Gramma".

Neva is welcomed to the spirit world by her parents; Beverly Thompson and James Mueller, daughters; Deena Budreau and Nina Roberts, brother; Daniel Olson and many more relatives.

Those she leaves behind to cherish her memory are her sons; Robert (Renee) Budreau, Jr., Samuel (Randi) White and Anthony (Lena) White all of Cass Lake, brothers; Blaine (Vivian) Freeman, James (Melissa) Mueller, Dwaine (Gloria) Olson and David (Renee) Olson, sister; Rita (Elroy) Aune, step sister; Kathryn Graves, grandchildren; Shana, Josyaah, Drewrez, Jasmin, Tyrel, Najeh, Darryl Jr., Bryan, Shawn, Cammy, Devin, Derek, Eileen, Caise and Carter, great grandchildren; Jeremiah, Ariel, Matheo, Alvin IV and Serenity, numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

An overnight wake for Neva will begin at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 18th and continue until her 11:00 a.m. traditional service on Friday, April 19th all to be held at the Mission Community Center in Cass Lake/Mission, MN. Allen Hardy will be her Spiritual Advisor. Helping to lay Neva to rest are Alden Fairbanks, Jr., Kyle Fairbanks, Sr., Richard Budreau, Jack Thompson, Steve Mrozik and Roy Aune. Alternate pallbearers are Nancy Kingbird and Jauquin Sargent. Her honorary pallbearers are all her great grandchildren, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters, cousins and friends, her children and their spouses and her special friend. Interment will be in Prince of Peace Cemetery at Cass Lake/Mission, MN.

Neva's care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker. Online condolences for the family may be left at


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