|John D. Mueller|
|June 11, 1934 - May 03, 2012|
|Lake Forest, Illinois|
11:00 a.m. June 02, 2012
at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest
700 N. Sheridan Road
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
|Jack Mueller passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday May 3, 2012. He is survived by his wife Corliss, his children John (Anne) Mueller, Steve ( Kathy) Mueller, Kam (Jamie) Walters, Townes Comer and Jennifer Chube. Cherished grandfather of Steve, Jennifer, Chris, Ryan, Brett, Kelly, Blake, Cori, Jeff, John, Lewis and Violet. He is also survived by his sister Ann Mueller Coughlin and brother Charles F. Mueller.
Jack attended Wyoming Seminary and The Taft School. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and Business Administration in 1956 and an MBA from MITís Sloan Executive Management School in 1957.
Jack worked at Dow Chemical and Abbott Laboratories before he helped create Norse Chemical where he was responsible for the invention of Sugar Twin, one of the first patented dietary sugar substitutes. He subsequently worked at Alberto Culver and was a Vice president at Maremont Corp and Motorola before purchasing G&W Electric in 1978. The company flourished under his leadership and he stayed on as Chairman until he retired in 2004. In 2009 he purchased MEA, Inc.
With his extensive experience in the chemical and electrical engineering fields he had served in various capacities in the National Electrical Manufacturers Association in Washington, DC, which included the Board of Governors and Chair of the Switchgear and Power Equipment Division. In addition, served as Chairman of the Executive Council of the Conference Board, New York, NY. He was past Chair of Alembic, Inc, Grand Cayman, G&W Electric Co., Blue Island, IL, Canada Power Products Corporation, Mississauga, Ontario and Survalent Technology, Mississauga, Ontario. Jack was also an active member of the Wyoming Seminary Board of Trustees serving as both the Chair of the Board as well as the Chair of the Boardís Property Committee. For his love and effort he was recently awarded the Joseph C. Donchess Distinguished Service Award for his altruistic dedication to the school.
Jack was a great friend and mentor, a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. His family will remember his love of swimming, tennis, water skiing, scuba diving and jumping off the boathouse at their summer home in Clayton, GA. And of course, the fish tales from their annual fishing trips to Western Ontario will provide stories for years to come.
A memorial service will be held on June 2, 2012 11:00 am at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, 700 North Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Reception following at Onwentsia Club, 300 N Green Bay Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to support leukemia research at Northwestern University. Please make checks payable to Northwestern University and mail to: Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Attn: Amanda Craig, 420 E. Superior Street, 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611. Please indicate In Memory of Jack Mueller on your gift. For additional service information contact Wenban Funeral Home, Lake Forest, IL (847) 234-0022 or www.wenbanfh.com