Joan A. Mueller, 74, of Elkhart Lake, WI passed away late Thursday evening May 26, 2016 at Sharon S. Richardson Hospice in Sheboygan Falls.

She was born on May 27, 1941 in Milwaukee, WI, daughter of the late Frank and Marjorie (Benz) Hudy.

She attended St. Anthony of Padua Grade School in Milwaukee, WI and graduated from Juneau High School in 1959. On August 22, 1959 she married Gerald “Jerry” Mueller in Milwaukee, WI. They lived in Wauwatosa for many years, moving to Elkhart Lake in 2001.

Joan was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church where she decorated the flower beds. She was also a member of a Bible Study group and she enjoyed singing in the Church choir at her current and former Church, St. Therese Catholic Church in Wauwatosa.

Joan started her own successful cleaning service in 1984, known as the “Executive Maids”, running this for 18 years before retiring.

She was also a member of the Red Hat Society of Elkhart Lake, and played golf with a group of ladies known as the “Putters”at the Quit Qui Oc Golf Course in Elkhart Lake.

Joan was very proud that her granddaughter Erica was going to have a baby in July.

She will always be remembered for ending every conversation, “God be with you”.

She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years: Jerry of Elkhart Lake; son: Mark Mueller of Milwaukee; daughter: Suzette (David) Gundersen of New Berlin; two grandchildren: Erica (Andy) Gegere of Green Bay and Beau Gundersen of New Berlin; brother: Bob (Lynn) Hudy; sister: Valerie (Richard) Bouzek and sister-in-law: Sharon (Gary) Drajkowski.

She is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Following Joan’s wishes cremation has taken place.

Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Elkhart Lake. Father Daniel Lasecki will officiate.

Visitation will take place at the church from 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31 until time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Joan’s name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving the family.

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