Jakob Mueller, 90, of Theresa, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at Froedert Hospital in West Bend when he went home to meet his Lord and Savior.
He was born in September 22, 1930, in Nikinci, Yugoslavia, to Heinrich and Eva (Bittner) Mueller. Jakob and his family moved to America in 1952 and he became a proud citizen of America.
Jakob served in the Army during the Korean War.
In 1955 he married his sweetheart Kathy Russ in a double ring ceremony with his sister Rosi and Kathy’s brother, Nick.
Jakob farmed in the Mayville area for 30 years.
After his retirement, Jakob enjoyed vacationing in St Germain with his wife, sister-in-law, Helen and brother-in- law, Nick.
He fished by day and had fun at night joking and laughing.
Jakob was proud of his three daughters and his six granddaughters and his seven great-granddaughters and finally there were four great-grandsons in the family.
Jakob is survived by his wife, Kathy, and his daughters, Hertha Lackas, Heidi (Dennis) Fiedler, Mary (Bruce) Cundy; granddaughters, Dawn (Tony) Karel, Kristina Belyeu, Melinda (Ryan) Serwe, Jamie (Ben) Schellinger, Jennifer (Robert) Parks, and Ashley Lackas; great-grandchildren, Ava, Gabriella, Kennedy, Brooklynn, Alexis, Lydia, Owen, Blake, Ronni, Knox and Kanon. Jakob is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Rosi and Nick Russ and his sister-in-law, Helen Schimpf and aunt, Mary Bittner, and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and son-in-law, Joe Lackas and his brother-in-law, Nick Schimpf.
A private family Mass of Christian Burial will take at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Theresa on Friday, Nov. 20, with Father Justin Lopina presiding. Burial will follow at St. Theresa Memorial Garden. Military honors will be conducted by the Theresa American Legion Post #270.
The Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is serving the family. To make an online condolence or for more information visit www. KoepsellFH.com.