John J. Mueller, 70, of Grand Island, died Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Lincoln.
Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grand Island. The Reverend Todd Philipsen will officiate.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday with a parish wake service at 7 p.m. at All Faiths Funeral Home.
Mr. Mueller was born May 4, 1939 at Fargo, North Dakota the son of John and Elizabeth Kath-arine (Illies) Mueller.
Survivors are his wife Barbara; daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Paul Raytick of Cary, North Carolina, Angie Day of Gilbert, Arizona, Deanna Mueller of Peoria, Arizona, Jamalee and Damon Scaggs of Lincoln and Beckie and Evan Bees of Omaha; sisters and brother-in-law, Sister Eleanor Mueller of Mt St Benedict, Crookston, MN, Christina Runger of Westminster, CO, Dorothy Pavlik of Yreka, CA, Marian and John Wolff of Chicago, IL; brothers and sisters-in-law, August and Joan Mueller of Binghamton, NY, Vernon and Sharon Mueller of Fargo, ND, Robert and Sharon Mueller of Monticello, MN, Richard and Linda Mueller of Elk River, MN and James and Marilyn Mueller of Moorhead, MN and brother-in-law, Donald Whetsel.
Other survivors are grandchildren, Matthew Raytick, Hanna Raytick, Brian Raytick, Tahlia Scaggs and Julian Scaggs; mother-in-law, Thelma Chase of Lemoyne, NE; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Margie and Vern Schluterbusch of Bridgeport, NE, Carol and Bill Juelfs of Bridgeport, NE and Bob and Stephanie Chase of Lincoln, NE and many nieces and nephews.
He was welcomed into heaven by his parents of Mahnomen, MN; brothers, Cyril Mueller of Canada, Bernard Mueller of Mahnomen, MN, and sisters, Helen Whetsel of St. Paul, MN and Theresa Partridge of Minneapolis, MN; father-in-law, Sidney Chase of Lemoyne, NE and brothers-in-law, Ray Runger of Westminster, CO, Frank Pavlik of Yreka, CA and Thomas Partridge of Minneapolis, MN.
John was raised and received his education in Mahnomen, MN, graduating from high school in 1957. He received his Bachelors of Science degree from Moorhead State University. He married Barbara Chase on September 10, 1965 at Dilworth, MN. They moved to Grand Island in 1971.
John was a claims adjudicator for Unemployment Insurance Department for the State of Nebraska retiring in 1999. He was also employed at Sears.
He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, enjoyed gardening and tinkering with engines.
A memorial fund will be established in his memory.
Condolences may be sent to www.giallfaiths. com
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