Muriel Virginia Moore Mertens Gill died on November 16, 2020, at Meadowview Health Services in Sheboygan. She was born to the late Arthur & Marie Moore on May 5th, 1924 in Antigo, WI. Muriel graduated from Antigo High School in 1942. On June 6, 1942 she married James J. Mertens at St. John's Church in Antigo. James died in 1972.
Jim and Muriel had ten children, James Jr. (Sharon), Paul (Jane), Peter (Sherry), Mary (Joseph) Pfister, Patrick (Margaret), Michael (Mary), Thomas (Janet), Ruth Gosse, Anne (Gary) Harris, and Bernadette (Les) Peterson.
Muriel had many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. In 1952 Jim & Muriel moved their family to Sheboygan. Muriel was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, Sheboygan. She was a member of the "R&R" group, bible class, and treasurer of Daughters of St. Mark. She also attended Bible studies at the Upper Room Christian Community. For many years, she was a volunteer at Bethesda Thrift Shop and the Sheboygan Senior Center.
In 1976 Muriel married George Gill Sr. in Sheboygan. She then had seven step-children, Jean Gill, George Gill Jr. (Mary Jo), Linda (Mike) DeVriend, Patricia (Tom) Bain, Michael (Michelle) Gill, Nicholas (Mary) Gill, Steve (Debbie) Gill. George Gill Sr. died in 2009.
She is survived by a dear sister Colleen Schrimpf whom she raised as her own after their mother died when Colleen was 2 ½ years old; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Muriel was preceded in death by, granddaughter Andrea Moe, and granddaughter Amy Molley; infant sister, Collette (Colleen's twin), and three brothers; James Moore (infant), Arthur Robert "Bob" Moore, Howard William "Bill" (Adele) Moore, sister Betty (Ernie) Dahlke, a daughter-in-law Christine Mertens; son-in-law, Roger Gosse; brother-in-law, Orlie Schrimpf.
A gathering time will be held for Muriel at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Sheboygan on Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 11:00-11:30 AM with a service to follow at 11:30 AM. The wearing of face masks and social distancing will be required.
Burial took place at the family plot at Antigo Cemetery in Antigo, WI, on December 7, 2020.
The family would like to thank Zimmer Westview Funeral and Cremation Care Center for all the care that they have extended to them. They would also like to thank Meadowview Health Services and Compassus for the wonderful care given to Muriel.
You may sign the online guestbook and leave a message of sympathy online at www.zimmerfuneralhome.com