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Neil Mueller

April 5, 1933 — December 21, 2017

Neil Arno Mueller, 84, of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, with his wife Shirley by his side, went home peacefully to his Savior Jesus on Thursday, December 21st, 2017, at the Sharon Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls.
Neil was born to Arno and Lillian (Nelson) Mueller on April 5th, 1933 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church in Kohler and attended Kohler Schools, graduating in 1951. Soon after, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and proudly served our country during the Korean War.

In 1956, Neil married his grade school and high school sweetheart, Shirley (Walthers) Mueller, and they began their six-decade-plus journey of love and happiness with much joy coming from their children, Tammy and Michael, and their five grandchildren.
Neil enjoyed a successful 46-year career at Kohler Co. in the hospitality and corporate purchasing departments and was instrumental in the renovation of Kohler Co.'s The American Club in the 1980s - now a five-star, five-diamond property and one of the most respected in the country. During that time he also attended Cornell University to advance his hospitality industry education.
Neil and Shirley spent much of their free time traveling around the world including time with friends in Florida, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Jamaica, The Bahamas, and Greece. Their other passions included cooking and spending time outdoors landscaping, gardening,
and splitting wood.

Neil is survived by Shirley, his loving wife of 61 years, his children Tammy Klaisner of Merton, Wisconsin, and husband Jeff, and Michael Mueller of Port Washington, Wisconsin, and wife Laurie, as well as his grandchildren Molly, Jacob, Abby, Mallory, and Tyler. He is also survived by his sister, LuEva (Bob) Nytes of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arno, who also worked 45-plus years at Kohler Co., and Lillian (Nelson).

Both Neil and Shirley have been active their entire lives at Bethany Lutheran Church and are thankful to Pastor Steele for his unwavering support and inspiration over the past several years. The family also wishes to thank the entire staff at the Sharon Richardson Community Hospice for their wonderful and thoughtful care during Neil's illness.

A private family service will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes to have donations provided to Bethany Lutheran Church or The Sharon Richardson Hospice in Neil's name.

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