JoAnn Mueller, age 85 of Kaukauna, passed away at St. Paul Villa on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. She was born in Kaukauna on May 29, 1936, daughter of the late Urban and Selma (Lau) Gerrits. A graduate of the Kaukauna High School, JoAnn later married Lee Mueller; he preceded her in death in 1986.
She is survived by three children: Sharon (Jay) Gloudemans, Daniel (Amy) Mueller, and Susan (Kurt Duppler) Mueller; six grandchildren: Jamie (Jeffrey) Mantei, Joshua Balthazor, Helen Balthazor, Tyler Gloudemans, Kalli (Tyler VanDeLeygraaf) Gloudemans, and Hannah Mueller; five great-grandchildren: Madelyn, Payton, Bailey, Autumn, and Emerson. She also leaves behind two brothers: Urban (Gretchen) Gerrits and Jerome “Mouse” (Diane Muskevitsch) Gerrits; a sister: Barbara (Richard) DeGroot; two sisters-in-law: Ila Mae Jolly and Marian Gerrits; and a former sister-in-law: Eileen Gerrits. JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents and brother George Gerrits.
JoAnn enjoyed country music, game shows, playing bingo, and sudoku puzzles.
Funeral services for JoAnn will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday. June 17, 2021 at Bethany Lutheran Church, located at 124 W. 10th Street in Kaukauna, with Rev. Rod Krueger officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery. Visitation will be held directly at the church on Thursday morning from 9:00 AM until the time of the service.