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of Buffalo, MN

February 13, 1961 – May 4, 2023

Visitation

Monday, May 15, 2023

beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the service

Zion Lutheran Church – Buffalo, MN

Memorial Service

Monday, May 15, 2023

11:00 a.m.

Zion Lutheran Church – Buffalo, MN

Timothy Jay Mueller, age 62, of Buffalo, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on May 4.

Tim was born on February 13, 1961 to Merlyn and Barbara (Bielke) Mueller in Watertown, MN. He attended Watertown High School, where he excelled at track and field, football, choir (performing in state competitions for solos and small groups, including barbershop), and theater. He attended Hamline University on a football scholarship.

He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Watertown, and has been a 30+ year member of Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo.

Tim had widespread and varied work experience, first delivering newspapers as a young boy, then at various country clubs as a grounds worker, bartender, and dining room manager, Metro Garage Door, Aid Association for Lutherans (now Thrivent Financial), and finally at Timesavers, where he was proud to be employed for over 35 years. He held various positions in sales, marketing and applications, and often referred to himself as “Timmy Timesavers.”

On July 5, 1986 Tim was united in marriage to Gail Fasching. God blessed them with two daughters, Emily and Katie. Their family settled in Buffalo in 1991. As a couple and as a family, they enjoyed traveling – from east to west – Disney World, Wisconsin Dells, Texas to visit family, Mexico, Mount Rushmore and the Badlands, Colorado, Montana, and Hawaii. He also traveled extensively for work and made good friends around the world.

Some things his friends and family know about Tim – he loved to talk! He was passionate about hunting, camping, and the outdoors. He enjoyed collecting guns and pocketknives and was “Mr. Gadget Man.” Tim’s size and forthrightness were sometimes intimidating, but he was a softy at heart. He loved dogs, and he had several over the course of his adult life – Vic, Ginger, Skyy, Maggie.

But above all, Tim was a family man. He loved nothing more than being surrounded by his daughters, the sons-in-law who became the sons he never had, and his energetic grandchildren.

Tim will be greatly missed by his wife, Gail; daughters Emily (Chris) Northenscold, and Katie (Matt) Anderson; grandchildren, Nora, June and Henry, plus twins on the way. He is also survived by his father and stepmother, Merl and Millie Mueller; sister Margaret Renner; father- and mother-in-law, Jim and Shirley Fasching; sisters-in-law Lori Dahl, Sue (Joe) Stevens, Karla (Tony) Powell, and Joan Niesen; step-sisters and brothers, Jim (Fran) Feldhege, Tim (Lynn) Feldhege, Donny Feldhege, Russ Butala, Sharon (Keith) Schaefer, and Sue (Chris) Schreifels; many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Mueller, brothers Scott and Mark Mueller, brother-in-law Chris Niesen, and sister-in-law Sandy Butala.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 15, at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo. 9-11 am visitation, 11 am service, lunch immediately following.

Memorials preferred to The Wildlife Federation.

 

8 Guestbook Entries

  1. Mike and Kriss Anderson

    💗Love and prayers for Gail,Katie,Emily and families. We appreciated Tim’s humor, love of hunting, enjoyment of socializing. Such a sensitive guy. We have special memories… God’s comfort and blessings to all.

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  2. Cindy L Reinhart

    I have some fond memories of going on some fishing trips with my dad Mick, Uncle Merl and Scott and Tim, so many years ago. Tim was an usher in my wedding back in 1983. My heart and prayers goes out to the whole family.

    Cindy Mueller Reinhart

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  3. Patti Johnson

    I was shocked to learn of Tim’s sudden passing. What an amazing individual. So very funny, kind and a great coworker. Prayers to Gail, Katy, Emily, son in laws and grandchildren. 🙏

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  4. Theresa Bechay

    Gail, Emily and Katie,
    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I cannot imagine your grief.
    I met Tim many years ago along with you, Gail. I just remember smiles and laughter from and with the both of you, especially with our own Oktoberfests once kids came.
    Kelly, Tim and Brad were long, life friends. Due to their friendship, i was able to meet and spend time with Tim and Gail. The memories are great.
    May you cherish his smile and memories as your treasure forever.
    Prayers to the three of you and the rest of your families. Theresa (Neiberger) Bechay

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  5. Theresa Bechay

    Gail, Emily and Katie,
    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I cannot imagine your grief.
    I met Tim many years ago along with you, Gail. I just remember smiles and laughter from and with the both of you, especially with our own Oktoberfests once kids came.
    Kelly, Tim and Brad were long, life friends. Due to their friendship, I was able to meet and spend time with Tim and Gail. The memories are of a wonderful guy.
    May you cherish his smile and memories as your treasure forever.
    Prayers and comfort to the three of you and the rest of your families. Theresa (Neiberger) Bechay

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  6. Theresa Bechay

    Gail, Emily and Katie,
    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I cannot imagine your grief.
    I met Tim many years ago along with you, Gail. I just remember smiles and laughter from and with the both of you, especially with our own Oktoberfests once kids came.
    Kelly, Tim and Brad were long, life friends. Due to their friendship, I was able to meet and spend time with Tim and Gail. The memories are of a wonderful guy.
    May you cherish his smile and memories as your treasure forever.
    Prayers and comfort to the three of you and the rest of your families. Theresa (Neiberger) Bechay

    Reply
  7. Julie Lund

    To Gail and the whole family. I have so many memories of Tim back in high school and of course afterwards. He was a happy soul with a great smile and always a twinkle in his eyes. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Breaks my heart and for all of you.

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  8. Matt Larson

    I just heard this. I am so sad. Tim ,Tom Mathisen,Scott Brown. I loved those guys. Tim was a great guy. Nobody messed with him.

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