She was born on June 11, 1926 to Harrison "Harry" Waldron and Mabel (Bigelow) Waldron as the 10th out of 13 children. The family lived on their family farm in Rochester, MN. She married her husband, Casper "Cap" Nicholas Mueller on February 12, 1946, and they established their home in Rollingstone where they welcomed their daughters, Bonnie and Lee Ann.
Winnie loved helping people. She spent 28 years working at Winona Community Hospital as a Nurses Aide. Even in retirement, Winnie stayed busy. From 2002 until 2006, Winnie worked at Hy-Vee in Winona in the Deli Department.
Winnie lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Church ladies' quilting group for many years. Her children and grandchildren were gifted with quilts of her handiwork. She enjoyed traveling to visit her siblings, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Winnie's favorite pastime was playing cards, but she also enjoyed going to the casino.
Winnie is survived by her daughters, Bonnie (John) Harvey and Lee Ann (Kenneth) Mueller; grandchildren, Kimberly (Michael) Durigan, John Schell, Amee (Jason) Austin, Bryan (Loria) Schell, and Jennifer (Dean Chady) Mueller; step grandchildren, Dan (Jamal) Harvey and Maria (Mitch) Brown; great grandchildren, Allie and Ian Durigan, Aleah and Annwyn Austin, Brayden Schell, and Lucas Forman; step great grandchildren, Jemison Harvey, Noah and Rachel Brown; and her brother, Mickey Waldron; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Winnie was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Josephine, Phyllis, Amy, and Harriet; and brothers, William, Rodney, Joey, Kenneth, Claire, Arthur, and John.
Mass of Christian Burial for Winnifred will be held at 11a.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Rollingstone, MN. Visitation will be from 9 - 11am on Saturday at the Church. Winnie will be laid to rest in the Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. Hoff Funeral & Cremation Service- St. Charles is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share a memory of Winnie and view her video tribute when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com.