June G.‘Judy’ Muehl

June 9, 1920 – May 21, 2010

June G. "Judy" Muehl (nee Stearns) peacefully passed away May 21, 2010, in Port Charlotte, Fla., following a sudden illness. She was born June 9, 1920, in Milwaukee, and was a graduate of West Division High School.

She married Howard Irving Muehl on Nov. 27, 1941. Judy worked at the Bowling Proprietors of Wisconsin, Waukesha Motors, Wisconsin Centrifugal and General Casting. June and Howie owned and operated Totem Bowl in Waukesha from 1963 to 1975. June was instrumental in starting the junior bowling program in the Waukesha area. They retired to Cape Coral, Fla., in the 1970s and Judy got her house with a pool.

Judy was preceded in death by her husband; her sisters, Grace Julia (Memmel) and Charlotte Marie (Grady); and half-brother, Neele.

She is survived by three sons, Howard (Mary) of Port Charlotte, Thomas (Karen) of Pewaukee and Peter (Dawn) of Waukesha. She is further survived by eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and her special niece, Diane (Grady) Schmoker of Fort Myers, Fla., and her family; and other family and friends.
Judy will be remembered for her fondness for sporty cars, the music of Elvis and Dean Martin and her famous bacon gravy. She adored the many dogs who shared her life. She was a gracious hostess to all the visitors to her Florida home.

A private service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 10, at St. Joseph Cemetery in Waukesha. A reception will follow from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for family and friends at Spice Creek Condominiums, Recreation Center Meadowbrook Room, N16-W26554 E. Fieldhack Drive, Pewaukee, WI.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha are appreciated.