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Joseph T. “Jody” Muller

April 28, 2019

St. Marys—Joseph T. “Jody” Muller Sr., 83, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Brookdale of Topeka.

He was born September 17, 1935 at St. Marys the son of Frank and Catherine Bennett Muller. After birth his family moved to Delia moving back to St. Marys when he was in the eighth grade. He graduated from Immaculate Conception Grade School and St. Marys High School, with the class of ’53.
After high school Jody worked for the Post Office, Rezac Sale Barn, and Gockel’s IGA. In 1967 he started farming. Jody served in the Army National Guard retiring after 43 years of service with the rank of Sergeant Major. In 1968 his unit was called to active duty and was stationed at Ft. Carson. CO. Upon returning from active duty he continued farming until he retired. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. Jody was a member of Knights of Columbus Council No. 657 and served as Grand Knight .  He also was a 4th degree member of Thomas A. McNeive Assembly 289, and a member of the American Legion.

Jody always enjoyed doing things with his kids and liked fishing with the grandkids. He was a great father and husband. Although he will be greatly missed he is now done with his suffering. We are sure he is in Heaven.
Jody was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Francis Muller; his sister, Bonnie Brunin.

In 1955 he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart Patricia E. Pollard. They shared 63 years together. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include five sons, Joseph T. Jr. “Jay” (Penny) Muller, Olathe, Brad (Maria) Muller, Cancun, Mexico, Jim (Sherry) Muller, Centennial, CO., Mike Muller, St. Marys and Jeff (Amy) Muller, Topeka; his daughter, Tricia (Tom) Becker, KC, MO; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys. Mr. Muller will lie in state and the family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 5:00 until 7: 00 P.M. at the funeral home where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas Army National Guard Museum or Grace Hospice and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536

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15 thoughts on “Joseph T. “Jody” Muller

  1. Hello Pat,
    I thought I sent a note to tell you we will keep Jody in our prayers. You were very helpful to us when we moved here in the late 80’s. You could not have been any nicer to us. Thank you again for helping us ‘way back then” You do not know how much of a help you were. If you need any help or anything just give us a call. You will be in our prayers, all of you
    Tom and Teresa Toenjes

  2. Pat and family,
    Sorry to hear about Jody’s passing. I remembered him as being a hard worker and an awesome father. I look back with respect and appreciation for him when I was spent time at the house with Jim.

  3. Remember Jody well during his early days of farming coming in to the hardware store & visiting with dad . A community minded individual who raised one fine family. Our sympathy to the family.

  4. Tricia, Jeff, Mike & family,

    We are saddened to hear of your dad passing. He was a very sweet man and will be truly missed, please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Mick & Jennifer Perry & family

  5. My sympathies for your loss. I served with SGM Muller in the Army Guard. I remember him as always smiling and laughing.

  6. Pat, Tricia and family,
    I am so sorry to hear that Jody passed away. Please know our Yocum family is sending our love and prayers for all of you. I have many fond memories of Jody and how welcome we all felt when hanging out at the Muller home. God Bless.

  7. My sincere sympathy to Pat , Jay, Brad, Jim, Mike, Jeff , Tricia and all your families…I know Jody will be deeply missed…May you all feel Gods mercy and comforting love…With love and prayers, Charlotte Kling

  8. Pat, Jeff & Family,
    I as so sorry to hear about Jody’s passing. He was a wonderful man and father. I have great memories of spending time at your home. Please know I will be praying for all of you.
    Much love,
    Amy (Pettay) Lahr

  9. Muller Family, We are so sorry with the passing of Jody. He was a wonderful man to be friends with. Please know out thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP
    Chub & Jackie

  10. Pat & Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Jody passing. He was such a sweet, wonderful ma. Please know that we have you all in our thoughts & prayers.

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