LeRoy E. Mueller, 92

LeRoy E. Mueller, 92, of Adell, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at Cedar Lake Health Care Center in the town of West Bend. He was born on Dec. 17, 1919, in the town of Cedar Grove, the son of the late Edwin and Catherine (Thomas) Mueller, and on Sept. 4, 1948, he was united in marriage to Marian Radtke at St. Maryís Catholic Church in Little Kohler. The couple made their home, farmed and raised their family in the Beechwood area. Marian preceded LeRoy in death on March 1, 2007.

LeRoy proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, and he was a member of St. Michaelís Catholic Church in St. Michaels.

LeRoy will be fondly remembered as one who liked to tinker and was very detailed oriented. He maintained a meticulous garden and loved to work on motors and machinery. He enjoyed restoring tractors and was particular about the appearance of his machinery. He was a mechanically gifted man and often helped neighbors with their projects and repairs. LeRoy will be deeply missed by his family and by all who knew him.

Those LeRoy leaves behind to cherish his memory include four children, Maggie (Tim) Hofmaier of Hartford, Jane (Richard) Koepke of Random Lake, Thomas (Kathy) Mueller of Adell and Susan (Kenneth) Moehn of New Holstein; six grandchildren, Laurie (Nate) McFadden, Jeremy (Kristen) Wolf, Josh Wolf, Nathan (Jenny) Mueller, Scott Mueller and Justin Mueller; four great-grandchildren, Paul, Vincent and Garrett Mueller and Everett Wolf; a step-great-granddaughter, Autumn Wood; a special friend, Shirley Aupperle of Beechwood; a sister, Vernette Tackes of Port Washington; three sistersin- law, Delores Mueller of Cedar Grove, Dorothy Radtke of Fredonia and Betty (Ken) Yahr of West Bend; and nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

In addition to his wife and parents, LeRoy was preceded in death by four sisters, Eleanore (Alfred) Buchholz, Marcella (George) Krick, Alverna (Edmund) Lanser and Bernice (Arthur) Ronk; a brother, Sylvester Mueller; and a brother-in-law, Mike Tackes.

A Mass of Christian Burial for LeRoy will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at St. Michaelís Catholic Church in St. Michaels with the Rev. Edwin Kornath officiating. Military honor rites will follow Mass and burial will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in St. Michaelís Catholic Cemetery in Parnell. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 4 p.m. until the time of Mass.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with LeRoyís arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.

The Mueller family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the nursing staff of Cedar Lake Health Care Center and Dr. Mian for the compassionate care provided to LeRoy.