THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: June 17, 2020
James N. Mueller, 87, of Pound, formerly of Port Washington, passed away Saturday morning, May 23, 2020 at The Bay At Suring Nursing Home.
Born June 16, 1932 in Port Washington, to Frederick and Minnie Sauer Mueller, he attended schools in Port Washington before joining the United States Navy. On Oct.11, 1958, he married Janet Luedtke at St. Peter United Church of Christ Church in Saukville and they lived in Port Washington. He worked on the assembly line at Trak International, where he later became a foreman. He retired after over 40 years and they moved to Pound in 1999 to enjoy their retirement.
He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Port Washington and the VFW 5373. He loved snowmobiling, hunting, fishing early in the morning, ice fishing, birdwatching and attending auctions. He enjoyed working in the yard, putzing with repairs and painting around the house. A homebody, he only went on vacation if his wife forced him to. An avid reader, he could often be found with a good Louis L'Amour western in hand.
Survivors include his wife, Jan; three daughters, Sandi Mueller and Joyce Mueller, both of Port Washington and Cathy (Anthony) Molitor of Sheboygan; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Jerold, John "Jake" (the late Joan) and Ronald Mueller and two sisters, Deloris Mueller and Joyce Kartheiser.
Family received visitors at Eernisse Funeral Home in Port Washington on Thursday, June 4 until time of funeral services with Pastor John Klieve presiding. Burial took place on Friday, June 5 with Military Honors at Union Cemetery in Port Washington. Memorials for the Alzheimer's Association are appreciated.