Christine Mueller, age 64, of Appleton, was taken to Heaven to be with Jesus, on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Cherry Meadows in Appleton. She was born on June 24, 1947, in Pittsburg, PA, the daughter of John and Mary Catherine(McCarthy) Kamps. At age 13, Christine entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame Convent and remained there for six years. On December 11, 1969, Christine married Steven Mueller at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Appleton. She worked for Dave Kamps Accounting Service for 13 years. As she battled cancer, Steve did many sweet acts of charity which touched Christine deeply. Christine was an artist and poet, as well as a flamboyant storyteller with an infectious laugh. She played guitar, piano, flute and viola. Christine also loved to swim, lift weights, bike and walk in the woods. Some of her happiest hours were spent sitting by their pond meditating and praying. Christine was currently a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in New London, where she worshipped and attended prayer groups and bible studies. Before joining her St. John’s family, Christine was a member of the Assembly of God Church where she was involved with the worship team and worship band. She visited shut-ins, and helped with chapel services for several nursing homes. She was also a member of Women’s Aglow and Fox Valley Jail Ministry. Christine loved her St. John’s family deeply and loved being a witness for Jesus. Christine is survived by her husband, Steven; her two sons, whom she loved and prayed for daily, Max (Darcie); LaCrescent, MN and Daniel (Alissa), Kaukauna; her father, John Kamps, Appleton; four brothers, William Kamps, Appleton; Timothy (Vicki) Richmond, IN; David (Kathleen) Kamps, Appleton; and Jeffrey (Bonnie) Kamps, DePere; three sisters, Gerry (Dave) Traczyk, Hurley, WI; Mary (Neil) Hartzheim, Green Bay; and Margaret Callaham, Hurley, WI; a sister-in-law, Karen Phillips, Deerbrook, WI; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Catherine; an infant daughter, Rose, an infant brother, John, and her father and mother-in-law, John and Barbara Mueller. Funeral services for Christine will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 11:00 AM at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1513 Pinewood Lane, New London. Rev. Paul Feider will officiate. Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday from 10:00 AM until the time of service. A memorial fund has been established.
Christine’s family would like to extend a special Thank you to all who supported her with calls, cards, hugs and prayers. They also wish to Thank Dr. Guenther, the nursing staff at Appleton Medical Center, as well as everyone at Cherry Meadows Hospice.