Joseph Mueller

joseph mueller

Joseph Mueller

Glendale, Arizona – formerly of Rochester, Minnesota

Joseph passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Sherman Hospice Home in Phoenix, AZ, surrounded by his loving family at the age of 59. Joseph Earl Mueller was born on February 3, 1957 in Grand Forks, ND, the son of Earl and Barbara (Reinpold) Mueller. He grew up on the family farm in Cummings, ND. He received his education in Hillsboro graduating from Hillsboro High School. He also attended Grand Forks Technical College where he received his training for trucking. Joseph was united in marriage to Vicki Rourke in 1987 at St. Paul’s Newman Center in Fargo and they made their home in Eagan, MN. Joe drove truck for over 20 years out of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and Wabasha, MN communities. In 2001 they moved to Rochester, MN while he was working for Bauer Built Tire. He then began working for OK Tire in 2010.  In September 2013, Joe was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Due to health reasons, he left his position at OK Tire and began his business, TSJ Creations. The past three years he loved the time he spent creating wonderful items such as his bird houses and solar lights. He was also active in organizing Multiple Myeloma support groups in Rochester, MN and Glendale AZ. He was also very instrumental in passing legislation naming March as  Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month in Rochester, MN . He was also a devoted member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Rochester. Throughout the years, his favorite days were spent with his family. He was a very proud father and grandfather and a loving husband. Many memories were made from the times spent camping with family and friends. Joe and Vicki had recently made their home in Glendale, AZ. Joseph is survived by his loving wife, Vicki; his four children – Angela (Shannon) Kain of Appleton, WI; Lisa (Matthew) Hoy of Prior Lake, MN; Dustin (Erica) Mueller of Glendale, AZ; and Melissa Mueller of Glendale, AZ; his five grandchildren – Travis, Cheyanne, Juliette, Mason, and Amelie. Also surviving are his siblings – Theresa (Gary) Mueller-Scheibelhut of Victoria, TX; Ed (Julie) Mueller of Garretson, SD; Don Mueller of Bismarck, ND; Ron (Gwen) Mueller of Detroit Lakes, MN; Dave (Trish) Mueller of Cummings, ND; Paul (Deb) Mueller of Cummings, ND; and Larry (Maribeth) Mueller of Hillsboro, ND; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Barb; his sister-in-law, Janell; and special uncles – Fr. Maurice Mueller and Rudy Reinpold. VISITATION: 4-7 PM Thursday, December 8, 2016 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Hillsboro- and also one hour prior to the service in the church on Friday FUNERAL MASS: 11 AM Friday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Hillsboro BURIAL: St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery in Hillsboro

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  1. Dear Vicki & family and all the rest of Gma Barb’s family,

    We were very saddened upon hearing of Joe’s death. Please know that we are holding each one of you in prayer in this sorrowful time. May time and memories help to ease your pain.

    In Sympathy,
    Tony & Alvera Leier

  2. Ron and Mueller family- Dea and I are sorry for your loss.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  3. Our sympathy to Joe’s family,
    Joe always had a smile and a warm greeting for us. We liked him very much. He was proud of his family. He enjoyed coming back to the farm and visiting with his friends. God bless you all.

  4. To all the brothers and sister of Joe, and his family our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Joe was a great man! I still remember all of you jumping in the old blue chev pickup, as the plate said, “drive like hell”I wouldn’t have wanted to be in the back when Joe drove!😜 Again our sympathies to you all, you all have another angel watching over you!

    Rest inPeace Joe!

  5. Vicki and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your happy and loving memories comfort you at this difficult time.

    Our sincere sympathy,
    Janet and family

  6. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  7. So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Our love and prayers go out to each member of your dear family. So glad Missy is a friend on facebook or we would not have heard this very sad news. So many happy memories of your family!!

  8. To the family of Joseph Mueller: We are so sorry to hear of Joe’s Passing. We wish to send our condolences to each of you. May you find comfort in knowing he is in God’s care now. Let your precious memories sustain you. God bless you and help you overcome your loss. May he rest in heavenly peace.

  9. sympathy to Joes family.Have known Joe since we were kids.Im glad I was able to haul sugar beets with him a few years ago.we had some good conversations.

  10. Dear Vicki and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Joe was a dear friend. We have many fond memories of him with the music group at Holy Spirit in Rochester. With sympathy to you all.

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