Dorothy Muelker "Mimi" Zmeskal


Dorothy Muelker "Mimi" Zmeskal, 89, of Pflugerville, Texas passed away on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 with family by her side.

Dorothy was born to Otto Dietrick and Dora (Bush) Muelker in Fivemile, Texas on July 12, 1928. At the age of 18, Dorothy married Eddie Zmeskal on Dec. 22, 1946 in Gonzales, Texas and they started their family in that area.

In 1956-57 Dorothy was contacted in the door-to-door activity of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Through her study of the Bible with the aid of Clayton and Vivian Roberts, along with others, Dorothy dedicated her life to Jehovah God on August 15, 1961. Her husband Eddie also became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on May 16, 1970 and they both spent the rest of their lives serving Jehovah and proclaiming the good news of God’s Kingdom.

Dorothy and Eddie moved to Austin in the early 1960s and continued to raise their family there for many years. They worked side by side as a team at Wonderland Imports, a floral warehouse in Pflugerville, Texas. After retiring and her father’s death, they moved back to Gonzales in 1985 to help care for Dorothy’s mother. Dorothy and Eddie enjoyed many happy years back in the area where they started their lives together. They were happily married for 60 years. After Eddie’s death in Feb. of 2006, Dorothy remained in Gonzales until Dec. 2012 when she then moved to Pflugerville to be closer to children.

Dorothy is survived by her children: Debbie Scott, Vicki and Faron Degn, Lana Mitchell, Scott and Suzy Zmeskal, Paula and Rodney Morgan and Cyndi Osgood. And the grandchildren, who affectionately called them PawPaw and Mimi: Matthew and Aundrea Wharton, Mark and Kristina Wharton, Kelcee Sharp and Candice Osgood. As well as great-grandsons: Javan Wharton and Kai Rondon.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Zmeskal; daughter, Gwendolyn Kaye Zmeskal; brothers, Denver and Orvan Muelker; her parents, Otto Dietrick and Dora Harriett Muelker; and sons-in-laws, Gregg Wharton and David Scott.

Dorothy had strong faith in Jehovah’s promise of a resurrection into paradise here on earth. She is now safe in Jehovah’s memory until she will be awakened to life in a peaceful New World.

Until that time, Mom will be missed.

Memorial donations may be made to the Worldwide Work of Jehovah’s Witnesses at

A memorial service for Dorothy will be held on Friday, Jan. 5, at 6 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. 1010 Black Locust Drive East, Pflugerville, Texas 78660.

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