TJ (Timothy James) Mueller

June 16, 1957


March 22, 2021

TJ (Timothy James) Mueller

June 16, 1957


March 22, 2021

TJ (Timothy James) Mueller passed away on March 22, 2021, in Billings. TJ was born in Billings on June 16, 1957, to H. Joe and Virginia Mueller. He attended Billings Central Catholic High School, graduating in 1975. Post high school, he attended welding training at Billings Vo-Tech. North Star Auto Body, a family business he owned and operated with his two brothers, Donald and John, was his primary career from 1975 to present. TJ specialized in all aspects of auto body repair and restoration. He had an especially keen eye for color, a necessity for precise color matching. TJ moved to Huntley with his wife Kim in 1978, where he resided until present. TJ was well known in his community, acting as a member of the Huntley Water and Sewer District since the mid-1980s.

In his spare time, TJ was a pool league member and skilled horseshoe player. In January 1985, he joined Pryor Creek Golf Club. He also bowled in a league for 40 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 1259. TJ was also a founding member of Buses of Yellowstone Preservation Trust.

TJ will be remembered by family and friends as a man of few words, but always part of the action. He was an outstanding chef, expertly grilling steak and chicken, sauteing mushrooms, grilling burgers and making gravy, just to name a few. TJ loved sharing his talent for cooking with family and friends.

He lives on through his son Patrick, wife Kimberly, brothers Donald (Sue Anderson), John (Sue Agnew), and sister Diann (Mick Wolff), in addition to many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents H. Joe and Virginia Mueller and siblings Dan and Kathy.

Those wishing to honor TJ’s life may make a donation in his memory to Buses of Yellowstone Preservation Trust, PO Box 1522, Red Lodge, MT 59068.

Celebration of Life is planned for a later date.

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23 thoughts on “TJ (Timothy James) Mueller”

  1. Really enjoyed the time I had with TJ on fishing or camping trips. Wish I could have spent more time around him in recent years. His easy-going attitude was very relaxing to be around. Will miss you my friend!

  2. Oh my god….The 3rd of a family in the past year…A great bunch of people lost in a short time …My condolenses to all of you….Prayers!!!

  3. We are so very sorry for the loss of our friend TJ. His warm smile and genuine kindness will be missed. Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to his family and friends. Jim and Joey Gordon

    1. I did auto body and repair apprenticeship with Tj in high-school. He was a wealth of knowledge and I learned so much from him. As well I learned a lot about the yellowstone buses from him and Dan, and their love for them. My condolences to the family and he will be greatly missed.

  4. Really enjoyed the many Old Chicago mini tours that I completed with TJ. He always good for a laugh and good story. Will miss my friend.

  5. Bob and Connie Knickerbocker

    TJ and I were either President or Vice-President on the Huntley Water and Sewer Board for over 30 years. Our sympathy to Kim, Patrick, Don, and John. He’ll leave a void in manty lives.

  6. My sympathy to all the family. I am at a loss for words…so sad. TJ, thank you for being a good friend to our family.

  7. As cousins growing up TJ was closest to my age and was always a quiet soul but always had a smile for you.I will miss that smile whenever I go to the shop! Love and prayers to all of you

  8. Jim and Linda Young

    So sorry to get this sad news. Jim and I really enjoyed TJ on our bus trips. So glad we had the opportunity to know him. We send our love and prayers to all the family. This lovely man will be greatly missed. May God give you all comfort and peace.

  9. Neil Wetherington

    T.J., a truly dear childhood friend since 1966, along with his family brought so much to my life. While I’ve had very many friends and acquaintances from around the globe in my life, none were ever like T.J. was to me. He taught me many skills, like how to drive a manual-transmission vehicle and much more. T.J. is an irreplaceable friend whose passing leaves a large hole in my life. My heart goes out to his family and I shall sorely him. Blessings always to the Mueller family.

  10. Jan Cooper McCandless

    I remember living on Missouri street and playing with all of you. Kathy and I were good friends and we were a couple old ladies raising their grandkids. (Before it was the thing to do). Just know the family is getting together for that final reunion. Praise our Lord and Savior

  11. Mueller Family,
    So very sorry for your loss, I have no words. My God bless your families with peace and healing. Steve and Julie Waller

    1. Sherry Essmann

      I was so sorry to read of TJ’s death. I remember he and Kim on our Sunday night Elms couple bowling league. Both were so much fun, and great bowlers. My sympathies to the entire family. Sherry (Walter) Essmann

  12. Mueller Family,
    So very sorry for your loss, I have no words. My God bless your families with peace and healing. Steve and Julie

  13. Tj was a great man! He never blinked an eye when asked for help or advise! He was a man of few words, however I always enjoyed our chats when we ran into each other. The thing I loved about TJ was his simplicity, his ice blue eyes, and his kind heart. He will be missed. Rest In Peace my friend! I love you!

  14. I have known TJ over the years and family I am so sorry for your loss will be praying for you Gene Speidel and Family

  15. What a GREAT MAN!! You will certainly be missed. I loved working with you on various community projects. Unfortunately never got to spend anytime with you on the golf course for instance, but attended many other social events that you were at. You were always quick to acknowledged those you knew, sharing a laugh or a story. Gonna miss your big smile and your laid back attitude. RIP MY FRIEND!!

  16. For someone that said very little, he did so much. Always so kind and considerate, helping each one of us 3 in any way he could. From big gestures to small, his acts of service showed how much he cared. He shared so much with us over the years and we are all so grateful to have had him in our lives when we did. We will sure miss you, Papa Teej. You’re love and kindness will never be forgotten. “Anything for you”. Sending love to the Patrick and the Mueller family… love Erika, Emma, and Cammy

  17. My heartfelt condolences go out to TJ’s family, from a former member of TJ’s Pryor Creek Men’s league team. I always enjoyed playing golf with him and most especially just visiting with him.

  18. Kathy Ulrickson Robins

    To the Mueller family,
    What a great smile on that face! I am so sorry for the sudden loss of TJ and all the good-byes you have had to say recently. I will keep you all in my prayers, hoping for peace and comfort. TJ is surely being greeted by many who love him dearly.

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