James Gerard Muehlmann, 56, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2021. Jim was born at Leila Hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan on April 3, 1964, the fifth of seven children. He was preceded in death by his mother and and stepfather, Marilyn and Ray Mullen. Jim is survived by his father and stepmother, Frederick Paul and Frances Muehlmann, as well as his siblings: Autumn Schumacher (David), Theresa Brunner (Michael), Richard (Erin Quinn), Frederick Paul Jr (Janet), Eric, Mary Amerson, Laura Guest (Matthew), and John Hood (Alba). Jim is also survived by Julia Kobza, his soulmate and the love of his life, along with two stepdaughters, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Jim lived in Waukegan, Illinois, working as a machine operator for Medline, a manufacturer of healthcare supplies. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially walking along Lake Michigan. Although he had no children of his own, Jim enjoyed being the favorite uncle playing with the kids at family gatherings.
Jim was a good and kind person, attending Mass whenever possible. He will be missed by his family and friends. Bachman Hebble Funeral Services, Inc. in Battle Creek, Michigan (https://www.bachmanhebble.com/) is handling the crematory services. In lieu of a public funeral, the family plans a private ceremony later this year.