Reverend Eugene J. Mueller passed away on March 7, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born on October 28, 1930 in Marion, Ohio. He did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary, Cincinnati, studied theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, Norwood and received a M. Ed. from Xavier University, Cincinnati. He was ordained on May 26, 1956 at St. Monica Cathedral in Cincinnati, Ohio by Archbishop Karl J. Alter.
Father Mueller received his first assignment on June 1, 1956, as assistant at St. Rose Parish, Cincinnati and to teach at De Porres High School. On July 31, 1956, he was transferred to teach at Purcell High School, Cincinnati (1956 – 1974) while continuing at St. Rose Parish. On June 16, 1961, he was appointed assistant at Our Mother of Sorrows Parish, Cincinnati and to continue to teach at Purcell High School. On June 21, 1968, he was appointed assistant at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, Reading (Cincinnati) and to continue at Purcell. On June 19, 1969, he was appointed assistant at St. Michael Parish, Sharonville (Cincinnati) and to continue at Purcell. On June 19, 1974, Father Mueller was appointed pastor of St. Mary Parish, Oxford. On June 16, 1981, he was appointed administrator pro-tem (Vicarius Oecon.) of St. Charles Parish, Carthage (Cincinnati). On August 1, 1981, he was appointed pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Norwood. From 1994 -1995, Father Mueller was on loan to the Diocese of Lexington to serve as administrator pro-tem at a couple of their parishes. Father Mueller retired from active ministry on July 1, 1995. He was appointed temporary administrator of St. Rita Parish, Dayton from August 20 – November 20, 1995.
Visitation: Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. at St. Michael Church, 11144 Spinner Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45241; 513-563-6377.
Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael Church. Celebrant and Homilist: Reverend Edward M. Burns.
It was Father Mueller’s specific wish, “That there not be vested concelebration at the funeral Mass, although any and all are welcome to attend and participate.”