James “Jim” A. Mueller, age 81 of Clintonville, passed away early Friday morning January 28, 2022 at Aster Assisted Living, Clintonville.
James “Jim” Arthur Mueller was born May 15, 1940 in Greenville, WI, son to the late Roger & Almira (Thiele) Mueller. After graduating from Seymour High School with the class of 1958, Jim worked on the farm with his dad and assembled tractors with Kuehne Implement. He then served his country by joining the United States Air Force in 1960. He was first stationed at Hickam AFB in Hawaii; from there he would travel to Vietnam during the war to bring supplies and setup military bases. He was united in marriage to Alice Robley on November 30, 1963 at Ascension Lutheran Church, Navarino. Later, Jim was stationed at Lackland AFB near San Antonio, TX; this was during the Cuban missile crisis. After his honorable discharge in 1964, Jim returned to the area and worked for F.W.D. Segrave as a draftsman and started a family; later working as a draftsman at Paper Converting, Green Bay. In the 1970’s, Jim and Alice managed Imago Dei Village Church Camp, near the Cloverleaf Lakes, and other Crossways Camp Ministries. He finally worked in sales at K&K Equipment, later known as Caroline Implement for 27 years retiring in 2005. Jim helped his brother-in-law run and maintain the Navarino Ski Hill, which he did for many years after his retirement, making snow and grooming the slopes. As a long-time member of Ascension Lutheran Church, Jim served as president multiple times, taught Sunday school, confirmation, bible study, and served as a lay minister. He had a very strong faith and that faith also took him and Alice to Latvia for a time to start mission work. He took pride in maintaining “Big Jim’s Buck Farm” as the family loving called his property; many trees were planted as well as food plots. He was a bit of a hunter, but really loved to watch the wildlife on his land. He also served on the board as treasurer with the Shawano County Fairgrounds for many years. Jim will be remembered for his way of not getting flustered when things didn’t go quite right, and for his kind-hearted, hard-working way he approached life and interacted with people.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Alice
Sons: Mark (Corina) Mueller, Omaha, NE & Paul (Jessie) Mueller Oconomowoc, WI
Grandchildren: Amanda (Jacob) Korth, Emily (Mike) Houdek, Caleb Mueller, Dylan Mueller, Ryan Mueller, Lydia Mueller, Isaac Mueller, & Genevieve Mueller
Great-grandchildren: Erik & Layla Houdek and Crew Korth
Sister: Judy Miller, Seymour
Many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Delores Kaphingst & Betty Jentz.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at Ascension Lutheran Church, Town of Navarino, with Pastors Mark & Marcia Sabin officiating. Military honors will be conducted at the church by VFW Post #664, American Legion Post #63, American Legion Auxiliary Unit #63, & VFW Auxiliary Unit #664, all of Clintonville. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery.
Visitation will start at 9 AM on Saturday at the church until the time of service.
The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville is assisting the Mueller family.
An online guestbook is available at eberhardtstevenson.com.