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Hanni Mueller

June 7, 1937 — March 20, 2023



On Monday March 20, 2023, Hanni Mueller passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 85.

Hanni immigrated to America from Germany in 1960 at the age of 22. Everything Hanni did in life was done with love and passion. She was a daredevil at heart, skiing off-trail throughout the Alps in her younger years, later crashing ocean waves, cruising in her Ford Maverick, and singing and dancing to “Free Willy” while babysitting, proudly adopting the nickname from her grandchildren "Crazy Omama". She was a lifelong soccer fan and most enjoyed singing “Nobody Does it Better” after each Cosmos victory and was an avid tennis fan, who especially loved watching her beloved Rafael Nadal, “Rafa”! Hanni’s passion extended to the arts, reading and reciting German poetry from Johann von Goethe, and listening to performers ranging from Andrea Bocelli to Neil Diamond. Hanni’s greatest joy came from the intense love of her family. Her grandchildren were her greatest treasures.

Hanni is survived by her loving husband Walter; son Oliver Mueller and his wife Maria; daughter Nicole Mueller; grandchildren Carissa, Carly, Micaela, Karsten, and Kelsea; great-grandchildren, Adeline and Rory; sister Gretel Erban; cherished caregivers, Iveta, Kate, and Nora; many nieces and nephews here and in Germany she loved from afar.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Hanni’s name may be made to Several Sources Shelters

Funeral Services for Hanni will be conducted on Sunday April 30, 2023 at 12:30 PM at Our Lady of the Magnificat Church on 2 Miller Road, Kinnelon, NJ. A repast commemorating Hanni's life will be held immediately after mass at her son Oliver's home also in Kinnelon. Family, friends and acquaintances are all welcome to attend.

Hanni has been under the care of Halpin-Bitecola Brookdale Funeral Home. Please visit our website at

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