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James (Jim) Raymond Mueller

September 5, 2019 | 4 comments

James (Jim) Raymond Mueller, 65, of Minnesota City, Minnesota, transitioned peacefully with his daughter,Leah, by his side on September 04, 2019.

Jim was born to Raymond Mueller and Beverly MuellerBabler, April 22, 1954 in Rollingstone, Minnesota and spent his life in the Winona area. He graduated from Winona Senior High School and attended Winona Technical College. He owned Northland Builders for many years and took great pride in his craft and enjoyed helping  people love their homes. He lived on the Mississippi River at Bass Camp and we hope Heaven can rival its beauty.

Jim was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman and immensely enjoyed being in his boat on the Mississippi River. His best days were spent soaking up the sun and catching walleye, perhaps with a cold one in hand.

He was inquisitive and wise, lived by the Golden Rule and thought humor was the best medicine. He made everyone around him laugh right up until the very end. He had a contagious laugh and an incredibly warm smile.

Jim is lovingly remembered by his two Daughters, Sara Lim (James Lim) and Leah Mueller (Eli Swaden) and also his little buddy, grandson, Benjamin Lim.

He was the greatest father and grandfather one could have ever asked for, his family cherished their time with him and will miss him deeply. His one liners and expressions will always be remembered as well as his love for nature and ability to make his family feel so loved.

Thank you to all his friends and family who shared laughs and made lasting memories with Jim over the years.

Now it is time, not to say goodbye, but to say save us a seat in your boat. You told us you wanted to fish until the bait runs out and we know in Heaven there will never be a shortage.

There will be a Celebration of Life Saturday, September 21st at 1pm at the Prairie Island Kiwanis Pavilion located at 1340 Prairie Island Road Winona, MN.




  1. Carol Graves Schmitz

    My condolences go out to Jim’s daughters and his siblings, on the death of your father and brother. As his cousin, I recall, from years ago when he’d come with his family to visit us on the farm, that he was an energetic, inquisitive kid with that ready sense of humor and zest for life. I’m sure he caught many a fish in the river over the years, and probably knew the river like the back of his hand. He will be missed by all.

    • Betty Jo (Graves) Rico

      Deepest sympathy on the loss of your father, brother and grandfather. I too remember the weeks that Jim would come out to the farm to spend a week with us when we were kids. Sometimes we were still in school and would drag him along with us. He was an awesome carpenter and was very proud of the work he did. He will be sadly missed by all.

    • Linda Lattanzio Corey

      So sad to hear this news. Jim was always a good friend even when we didn’t see each other for long periods. He had a good heart and a great smile.

  2. Greg Plummer

    My prayers and condolences to all his family and friends. I met Jim at Bass camp a few years back. We enjoyed each others company,telling jokes,laughing,having a cold one. He loved to fish as i do also.We talked of him taking me to The Rainy river in exchange for an Ice fishing venture to lake traverse. The trip never was made. Time goes fast and things happen quick. I will hold our friendship close . We always shared stories of our Grandsons. He was very proud.
    May the good Lord give you peace and fill your emptiness with fun memories and think of happy times. I know Jim would not want you to mourn. So toast one up and thank the Lord for the time we had together.
    Greg Plummer

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