Felix Micklous Mueller

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September 19, 1914 ~ March 31, 2011

Felix Micklous Mueller, 96, returned to his Lord on Thurs., March 31, 2011 in Vancouver, WA. He was born on Sept. 19, 1914 in Conrad, MT to John and Anna (Kirch) Mueller. A lifetime Camas, WA resident, Felix graduated from Camas High School in 1932.
He enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II. During the war, Felix was a survivor of the Attack on Pearl Harbor and was on board the ship that shot down the first Japanese fighter plane of the War. After the initial attack, Felix served as a radio controller for the remainder of that fateful day.
During his service, he married Myra Eleanor Genest, Sept. 19, 1943.
After his Honorable Discharge from the Navy in 1955 he returned to Camas with his wife and two children and then went to work for the Washougal Woolen Mills and then the Washougal School District as a custodian.
He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus where he served as Treasurer for 15 years. Felix was also a member and Past-President of the City of Roses Chapter of the Fleet Reserve Association.
He enjoyed gardening, playing cards, woodworking, collecting stamps, bowling, eating at Heller's Restaurant, and volunteering. His "model of perpetual motion" allowed him to be an active volunteer in the community into his early 90's.
Felix is survived by his sons, Michael Mueller of Camas, and James "Jim" (Sandy) Mueller of Seattle, WA; daughter, Marie Mueller of Camas; and granddaughter, Anna Mueller of Seattle.
He was preceded in death by his wife; brothers, Nick, Frankie, Johnny, Albert and Andrew; and sisters, Elizabeth Meyer, Gertrude Meyer, Adelheit Daugherty, Katherine Warren, and Eleanor Hirsh.
There will be a Rosary Vigil Service on Thurs., April 7th at 6:00 p.m. and a Funeral Mass on Fri., April 8th at 12:00 p.m., both at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 324 NE Oak St., Camas, WA 98607, with the vault interment and full Military Honors to follow the service at the Camas Cemetery. Viewing will be held on Thurs., April 7, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at Brown's Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Felix Mueller High School Scholarship Fund through Catholic Daughters of the Americas.
To send condolences or to sign the online guestbook, please visit www.brownsfh.com or www.columbian.com/obits.


Published in The Columbian on Apr. 5, 2011
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