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James Marvin Muller

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April 19, 1962 - June 2, 2024

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at the Divine Mercy Parish - St. Cecelia Catholic Church. Inurnment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 - 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12 at Oakcrest Funeral Services.

James Marvin Muller was born April 19, 1949, the son of Raymond and Marie (Pfeffer) Muller. An Algona native, he graduated from Algona High School in 1969.

Jim started his working career in Wilmington, Ill., but soon returned to Algona after he married the love of his life, Renee Braund, in Albert Lea, Minn. on April 16, 1971.

He held a variety of jobs in the community, from the local Hormel plant, to supporting community residents with disabilities, to working a variety of construction jobs. He was often the first call from friends and family when something went haywire at home because he loved an excuse to use his tools.

Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing and participated in Ducks Unlimited events. He had a charming smile that reached his eyes, an infectious laugh and a heart of gold. A devoted husband and father, what brought Jim the most joy was spending time with his family. He loved being a father to four boys and got involved leading the Boy Scouts when they were growing up. He was a very patriotic man and was especially proud of their military service. His children and grandchildren were a source of immense happiness.

Jim passed away Sunday, June 2 at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona at the age of 75.

He is survived by his wife, Renee Muller of Algona; three sons: Casey (Christina) Muller of Orlando, Fla., Cody (Abha) Muller of Chicago, Ill., and Wyatt Muller of Algona; grandchildren Logan, Delilah, Ethan and Cadence; siblings, Ron Muller of Fla., Larry (Janelle) Muller of Mo., Roger (Kathy) Muller of Estherville, Cheryl (Ed) Birkitt of Fla.; Kevin (Annette) Muller of Texas. Other surviving family members include siblings-in-law: Cindy (Steve) Halvorsen of Minn.; Dawn (Martin) Kasemir of Germany; Zane (Janelle) Braund of Wis.; Tracey (Lonnie) Huston of Minn.; and numerous nieces and nephews held close to his heart.

He was preceded in death by his parents; in-laws Bonnie and Vernon Braund; son, Blake Muller; brothers-in-law, Randy and Vern Braund; nephew Zachary Braund and niece, Stacey Halvorsen. Online condolences can be sent to

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