Michelle M. Muiller

Michelle Muiller passed unexpectedly in her home on December 29, 2016 at the age of 49.

She is survived by her husband, Steven Muiller. Other survivors include her father, John Zemites, mother, Susan Rios and husband, Paul; her three sons, Joseph Muiller and wife Lisa, Benjamin Muiller and wife Karisa, and Thomas Muiller; her brother Michael Zemites and wife, Lisa. She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Suzanne Zemites.

Michelle was born in Olathe, KS to John and Susie. She graduated from De Soto High School in 1985 and earned a Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Kansas in 1990. On May, 30, 1987, she married the love of her life, Steve, at St. Lawrence on the campus of KU. She had three adoring sons and enjoyed a career as an information technology manager at YRC for many years.

Michelle was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, and friend. She was an avid reader and loved her time on the beach. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.

A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence, KS. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, January 2nd at the church.

Memorials may be made in her name to the KU Endowment Association for migraine research through the Institute for Neurological Disorders. They may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

15 Condolences

  1. John Zemites on December 31, 2016 at 8:10 am

    My darling little girl who became a fantastic woman! The bright star that has been dimmed much too soon. I loved her so. The loss is so devastating.

  2. Anonymous on December 31, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Dearest Joe, Ben and Tom,
    We were so sorry to learn of your mother’s death and know well of the devastation and huge void you and your Dad are feeling now.
    You are in our thoughts, hearts and prayers(from New Mexico).

    Jan and John Leonard

  3. Jessica (Hamilton) Laddish on December 31, 2016 at 10:05 am

    My friend since grade school – I’m beyond sadness that she’s not with us now. The loss her parents, husband and son’s loss is unimaginable to me. I hope time eases your pain, but I know it will never go away.

  4. Mike and Jane Peternel on December 31, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. We will always remember the happy smiling girl who was a part of our extended family as she was growing up. I know she is watching over all of us from a better place.

  5. Dawn (Peternel) Daugherty on December 31, 2016 at 11:57 am

    We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and we are praying for strength and peace for all of you.
    Love, Dawn, Mike, Alexandra and Christopher Daugherty

  6. Gini and Wes England on December 31, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    There are no words! We watched her evolve from a peppy little girl in pigtails to a professional to a wife and mother. She made Gregg Anne a cross stitch pillow and it was all “Z”–really lovely and not a stitch out of place. When our daughter changed her last name she passed the pillow with the upper case ‘E’ on to us…daily we think of Michelle as the pillow now resides with us.

  7. Sally Elliott on December 31, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Dear Steve, I am so sorry to hear the sad news of your wife’s passing. Having just lost my dear husband, I know that this can be a very lonely and confusing time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find peace and comfort in your memories of happy times together. Michelle sounds like a wonderful gal. She will undoubtedly guide and look over you in days and years to come. Sally

  8. Loretta Roth on January 1, 2017 at 11:35 am

    My heart goes out to you, Steve, and family at this very difficult time. I remember so well what a warm welcome you and Michelle gave me when I moved next door to you many years ago. May God be near to bring you comfort, strength and peace.

  9. Fred Messer on January 2, 2017 at 10:28 am

    I am very sorry to hear that you have lost your daughter. I can’t imagine your sorrow John. Please extend Karen and my condolences to the rest of your family

  10. Rob and Marlene Woodard on January 2, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    We were so sorry to hear about Michelle. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    The Woodard family- Rob, Marlene, Maddie, Emma, Jake and Kaylee

  11. john brown on January 3, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Steve and Family: my deepest sympathies for your loss. From all of us with the ExamOne team here in Canada our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  12. Julie Coull on January 3, 2017 at 9:42 am


    My deepest and sincerest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

  13. Raj Nimkar on January 3, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Dear Steve and Family, my deepest sympathy to hear the sad news, such a beautiful smile. Wish you all the love, strength and courage through the difficult time. Thinking of you.

  14. Kendra K Jones on January 3, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Dearest Steve sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for you and the family. Stay strong.

  15. Retired Peace Officers of Colorado on January 4, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    John – We of the Retired Peace Officers of Colorado send up our thoughts and prayers for Michelle, her family, Mike and You who have been a great source of strength and inspiration to us in Colorado. May God grant you strength and comfort during this difficult period. RPOC

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