Joseph A. Mueller

Joseph A. Mueller, age 66, of Quincy, died on Thursday, August 24, 2023 in Blessing Hospital. He was born on December 9, 1956 in Quincy the son of Eugene and Ruth (Simons) Mueller. He married Mary Harris on May 16, 1987. She survives.

Joe was a graduate of Catholic Boys High School, Quincy College and St. Mary School of Medical Technology. He had worked as a medical technologist at Hannibal Regional Hospital. Joe was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. He was also a die hard Illini fan and a Cardinal Baseball fan.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by:
TWO CHILDEREN: Virginia Lee Mueller (Pete Magliocco) and Joseph E. Mueller.
TWO SIBLINGS: Leo E. Mueller (Nancy) and Greg Mueller (Sally)
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Joseph was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at 11:00 AM in St. Peter Catholic Church. Inurnment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 4:00 Until 7:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Quincy Notre Dame High School. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


  1. Tom Ennis on August 25, 2023 at 10:46 am

    Prayers to Joe’s family. I worked with Joe when I was in high school & he was in college for the Roman Catholic Cemetery Association. We lost track of each other up until a couple of years ago when I saw him in church. He still called me “Tommy” and told him people don’t call me that much now that I’m older & he told me that I would always be “Tommy”. Made me feel good. Will never forget all those people you tried to fit in your VW Bug. LOL Gods speed
    Joseph thanks for letting me drive your motorcycle & it was a pleasure trimming & mowing along side you all those years when we were much younger.

    • Friends from St.Mary Hospital on August 27, 2023 at 2:49 pm

      To the family
      As a graduate of St.Mary Hospital School of Medical Technology Joe left his footprint in the halls of the St.Mary legacy .
      Sincere Sympathy all the friends of St.Mary Hospital

      • Sharon ( Boll) Lisenbee and family on August 30, 2023 at 3:22 pm

        Our deepest sympathy to your family. So sorry for your loss.

      • Brad and Jane Phillips on September 2, 2023 at 8:57 am

        Mary and family,
        I am so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. What a great guy and a loss for all of us. As you know, Joe was a quiet, hard working, and dependable friend who touched the lives of many that came in contact with him. I was lucky enough to be a classmate and friend of Joe’s at CBHS. And, I really enjoyed catching up with Joe at recent Class Reunions. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time!

  2. Elizabeth Schultz on August 25, 2023 at 11:40 am

    So sorry for your families loss. Joe will always be remembered fondly. Love and Prayers Gary and Beth(Mueller) Schultz y’alls SC. cousins.

  3. Rick Koch on August 25, 2023 at 1:06 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Joe. Joe and I usually sat close to each other in Class at C.B. Joe always had a smile on his face, a friendly word.

  4. Jane Coyle on August 25, 2023 at 1:19 pm

    Ginny, my darling, there are no words I can say to ease your pain and loss. Your Dad was an amazing son, brother, husband, and father, whom I had the privilege to meet. Hold on to all your memories near and dear to your heart, doll. May he rest in heavenly light. Love and hugs, Jane ♥️

  5. Don Benz on August 25, 2023 at 3:59 pm

    Leo ad Family – I am sorry for your loss – I wish you peace

  6. Paul & Mary Duesterhaus on August 25, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    Our sincere condolences to Mary and Family.
    Joe’s father, Smokey, told me many years ago in a conversation how proud he was of Joe. He sang praises of how hard Joe worked in pursuit of his goals. At CB Joe always brought his best, whether it was academics, athletics, or friendships. Who would have thought that such a nice and soft-spoken guy would become so fearsome and hardnosed when he put a helmet & football uniform on in high school. Heaven has one of the best.

    With Our Sympathy,
    Paul & Mary

  7. Roger Donaldson on August 26, 2023 at 2:15 am

    So sorry for your loss, he was such a great guy. I met Joe when our boys ran cross country together at QND. Many wonderful memories and conversations as we maneuvered our way around several courses across the state cheering our sons on. Rest in peace!

  8. Ted Awerkamp on August 27, 2023 at 3:34 pm

    Mary and family, my sincere condolences. Joe and I were classmates our entire primary and secondary years at St. Francis and CB. Most recently would run into him at our annual informal gathering of CB classmates, though I missed at last years as I was unable to attend. Enjoyed our visits at those and he shared with me his medical challenges over the last few years, but he was very positive and pragmatic about what he was up against. A great man and great loss to his family I’m sure. RIP Joe.

  9. Christopher G Scholz on August 28, 2023 at 11:05 am

    Our condolences to a wonderful family on the passing of a great guy.

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