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Jay M. Mueller

August 8, 2020 | 13 comments

Jay M. Mueller, 61, of La Crosse, passed away on Friday, August 7 at home. He was born to Thomas and Clarice Mueller in La Crosse, WI on February 1, 1959. He had two children, Joshua Mueller and Stefanie Mueller. He worked at Gundersen Health. He was going to be retired the day that he passed. Throughout the years he also worked at McDonalds, La Crosse Public Library, and G. Heileman’s Brewery. He was a loving father to his kids, nieces and nephews. He loved biking, camping, hunting, and fishing. He took pride in volunteering for Steppin’ Out in Pink and the Beer by Bike Brigade. He was very active in supporting his community. He was well known for making dumplings in his coveted dumpling bowl.

He is survived by two children: Joshua Mueller and Stefanie Mueller, Mother of Children: Karen Mueller, Sister: Trink Copsey (Mike), nieces: Kelly Sackmaster (Josh), Samantha Robertson, and Sarah Jean, and nephews: Jordan Kunde and Matthew Kunde.

He was preceded in death by his father Thomas, mother Clarice, and sister Zandria.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, August 11, 2020  at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason St. Onalaska, with visitation from 11:00 am until the time of the service.  A private family burial will follow.  In lieu of flowers memorials are appreciated.



  1. Lori Roberge

    Sorry for your loss Trink and Mike. Prayers are with you and the family.

    • Cindy Rommel

      So very sorry Stephanie and Joshua💔 You are both in my heart and prayers in this difficult time💜

  2. Jim Wemette

    Wow Jay You where a Great Man!! Was Great working with You!! RIP My FRIEND!!

    • Larry & Carrie Elkins

      A loss for the family and the LaCrosse organizations he participated with.
      Prayers to the family.

      • Sue Voves

        Trink, sorry this is belated but I just found out about the loss of your brother. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  3. Kelly Becker

    So sorry to hear this. I worked with Jay at the La Crosse Public Library and he was one of the good ones. My condolences to his family.

  4. Nancy& Kirby and Amanda Rahn

    It’s just sooo unbelievable and sad!!

  5. Kim Sweet (Greene)

    Trink and Mike, I’m very sorry for your lost. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. The Gross Family, Mark, Tami and Emily

    We are so sorry for the loss of your father Stephanie and Josh and to your Uncle Kelly and Josh. Trink and Mike my heart goes out to you and your family. Jay was a man of little words but he had such a big heart. I remember when we were young Trink , Jay and his friends were always trying to scare us and run after us. He was a kind soul and will be missed greatly missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We love you.

  7. Carol Kaufmann-Trehey

    Trink and Mike, so sorry to hear of Jay’s passing. My thought are with you and his children.

  8. Lori Hetue

    So sorry for your loss Trink and Mike, he was a very nice man. Prayers and sympathy for all the family. May he rest in peace.

  9. Patti Pyle

    I am so very sorry for your loss, Mueller family. Your husband/father was obviously a person with many interests and certainly very generous! I am sure that all of you were the source of his greatest joy, though. A loss at any age is difficult, but he was taken much too soon! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    With much sympathy,
    Patti Pyle

  10. Loren and Kathy

    Josh so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a great guy. We first met him at Hamilton for scouts. That was many moons ago. Sending hugs and prayers.
    Loren and Kathy Anderson


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