Israel “Izzy” J. Mueller, 27, of Aurora, IL passed away on January 13, 2023. He was born on April 17, 1995 at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva, IL, the son of Michael “Mike” and Mary (Matherson) Mueller. As a youth, Izzy played little league baseball and in 8th grade solved the Rubik’s cube in a minute, plus 20 seconds to an audience of around 500 at the Paramount Arts Theatre. Izzy was an avid chess enthusiast as an adult and enjoyed reading fiction novels. He graduated from East Aurora High School with honors in 2013 and obtained an Associate’s Degree from Waubonsee Community College in 2016. At the time of his passing, he was employed at Miner Enterprises of Geneva, IL.
Izzy is survived by his father, Mike; stepmother, Ellen Mueller; brother, Elias “Eli” Watts, all of Aurora; brother; Michael (Caroline) Mueller of Shelby, IN; grandfather, Michael Mueller and grandmother, Charlotte VanHull of Florida; Grandmother, Marion Lowder of Ohio; and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, and other extended family.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Mueller; grandparents, Robert “Bob” Matherson and Lorraine Matherson; and John C. Lowder, Sr.
Any donations under Izzy’s name may be made out to the family for funeral expenses.
Family will be receiving guests on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 from 4 PM to 8 PM at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway Ave, Montgomery, IL 60538. A Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 10 AM also at Dieterle Memorial Home. Interment at Lincoln Memorial Park.
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