This earth lost a beautiful soul when Linda “Lyn” Mueller (nee Mausser), age 63, tragically passed away on September 22, 2022, in a car accident. She will forever be in the hearts of her loving family and countless friends. Her energy, smile, and generous spirit impacted everyone she encountered and she had a knack for recognizing those in need.
Lyn was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Ginny Mausser, and leaves behind loving sisters Sharon (Rich) Tansi and Debby (Joel) Goyette, nephews Rick (Jane) Anderson and Aaron (Kana) Goyette, nieces Jenny (Dan) Dehn and Amber (Luis) Ordaz, and grandnieces and grandnephews Dan (Charmaine), Mykenna, Maleigha, Nina, Luis, Eliana and Karina Mae. Lyn will be greatly missed by her beloved former husband and lifelong friend Robert Mueller and loving partner in life Gus Tikkuri. Over the years, Lyn was proud to share her home with five Dalmatians, four of whom preceded her in death (Norm, Bradie, Patch, and Dewey) and she will be missed every day by her current Dalmatian buddy, Lou.
Lyn graduated with bachelor and master degrees in social work from UW-Milwaukee and began her career as a social worker for Waukesha County Social Services. She then worked at Catholic Charities in Chicago for a year before moving back to Wisconsin to accept a position as a Child and Adolescent Therapist at Sinai Samaritan Hospital in Milwaukee. She continued to support children and adolescents as a therapist at Children’s Hospital in Wauwatosa until her retirement in 2018. Lyn was able to bring her passion for dogs to Children’s Hospital by starting the Animal Assisted Therapy Program within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health. She is remembered by her colleagues as a planner, compassionate helper, good listener and lifelong learner with a fierce desire to make the world a better place.
Besides spending time with her family, friends and her precious furbabies, Lyn loved to travel, walk her dogs, garden, read, volunteer her time, and explore the beauty of nature at our state parks. She maintained a beautifully decorated house and yard and graced her community with her Dalmatian themed Little Free Library, which she kept stocked with books and treats for the neighborhood dogs. Lyn was an advocate for social justice and human rights and especially passionate about rescuing dogs and reuniting lost dogs with their owners. Over the years, Lyn tirelessly worked to help dogs in need by volunteering at the Washington County and Elmbrook Humane Societies, the Dalmatian Rescue, MADACC, and Lost Dogs of Wisconsin.
We invite you to join us in celebrating her life at Krause Funeral Home, 21600 West Capitol Drive, Brookfield, Wisconsin, on Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.