Joseph "Joe" Mueller, Jr.



Joseph “Joe” Mueller, Jr., 84, of Swansboro, North Carolina, passed away, Monday, May 7, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family.
A celebration of life service will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, May 12 at St. Mildred’s Catholic Church, 653 Old Hammock Rd, Swansboro, NC 28584, Father Don Baribeau, M.S. will be officiating. Inurnment will follow at Seaside Memorial Park in Swansboro and a reception at the Church. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or Lower Cape Fear Hospice.
Joe was born January 12, 1934 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Joseph and Hildegarde (Kaiser) Mueller. He graduated from Custer High School in 1952, served in the US Army from 1956-1958 and graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater in 1959. On May 28, 1960 he married the former Kathleen Marjorie Scherff in Milwaukee. Joe was employed as a purchasing manager for Square D Company/Schneider Electric until his retirement in 1995 and with Brenner Tank until he retired a second time in 1998. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed his second retirement in Swansboro, NC where he was a dedicated member of the Swansboro Yacht Club. He was an avid sportsman, played football at Custer High School and University of Wisconsin at Whitewater. He was a Red Cross swimming instructor, a member of the Swiss Turners of Milwaukee and enjoyed duck and deer hunting.
Joe is survived by his wife Kathy of Swansboro NC, sister Nancy Jonas of Sussex, WI, daughters Debbie (Wendell) Maywald of Colmesneil, TX, Wendy (Fred) Douglas of Fuquay Varina, NC, Lisa (Dave) Castor of Brentwood, TN and Christine (Charles) Holmes of Raleigh, NC and 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Hildegarde, his brother Paul and granddaughter, Megan.