A woman who loved to travel and live life to the fullest
Joyce Mueller of Random Lake, Wis., and Fort Myers Beach passed away at her Random Lake residence Thursday, July 4, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was 81 years old.
She was born in Sheboygan, Wis., Nov. 23, 1931, daughter of Oscar Junge and Elsie Gessert Junge. Joyce grew up in the Random Lake, Wis., area, graduating from Random Lake High School in 1949.
Joyce Mueller, 1931 to 2013.
On Aug. 28, 1954, Joyce married Harold Mueller at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Random Lake, Wis. She was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Parish in Random Lake, Wis., and Ascension Parish in Fort Myers Beach.
She enjoyed splitting her time between her home in Random Lake and her home in Fort Myers Beach. She loved to travel, play bocce ball, shop and collecting shells on the beach. She was also very proud of being a past member of the Random Lake Cornflakes.
Joyce wanted everyone's life to be as plentiful and joyful as her own by sending cards, giving greetings of hugs and kisses thoughts and love and many other generosities. She celebrated life to its fullest by never saying "no" to a dance and always faced life with a positive attitude even through her own life's adversities.
Joyce is survived by her seven children: Ronald, Ronda (Roger) Goetsch, both of Random Lake, Wis., Lori (Jeff) Kohl of Alden, Mich., Jeff (Cindy) of Cascade, Wis., Jack of Bellflower, Cali., Jill (Jesse) Anklam, of Random Lake, Wis., and Mark (Charles Martinez) of Washington DC.
She is further survived by eight grandchildren: Kara, Courtney, Jordan, Monica, Mason, Reed, Phil and Wade, two great-grandchildren Riley and Julia, her brother Jerome (the late Annette) Junge of Silver Creek, Wis., sisters-in-law Joan (Ron) Janssen of Oregon, Wis., Carol (the late Allen) Mueller and Audrey (the late Earl) Mueller both of Random Lake, Wis., nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband Harold, grandson Dion, daughter-in-law Debbie Mueller, grandson-in-law Roy Rennhack and two brothers Merlin and Wallace Junge.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, July 11 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lakes Parish St. Mary's Chapel in Random Lake, Wis. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 10, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1600 W. Grand Ave. Port Washington, Wis., and Thursday, July 11, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church.
Joyce will be laid to rest next to Harold at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Kohler, Wis. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to the Random Lake EMTs or the Random Lake Historical Society. The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington, Wis., is honored to serve the family. Online condolences may be left at EernisseFuneralhome.com.