Paul Jay Muller

Paul Jay Muller

Sept. 12, 1966 – Jan. 14, 2023

Paul Jay “Popeye” Muller died peacefully Jan. 14, 2023, at North Big Horn Hospital in Lovell. 

Paul was born Sept. 12, 1966, in Greybull to Lenard Leroy Muller and Beverly Jean (Niessess) Muller. His family moved to Kaycee, Wyoming, where Paul attended grade school and junior high school. The family then moved to Cowley. Paul graduated high school in 1986 in Byron. He was active in football and basketball all four years of high school. 

Paul worked on painting crews before making Frannie his home, where he lived with his wife, Linda. He loved his wife, kids, grandkids, family, friends and dogs. He also loved hunting, fishing and his hobbies. 

He was an artist and collector of all sorts of items, anything from yard decorations to toy collecting. Paul was very creative with his collections, putting unique scenes together throughout his entire home inside and out. He could build anything out of rock, wood and iron. He would also paint scenes on everything he built. Paul was also a big Dallas Cowboys fan. 

He was preceded in death by both grandparents, John Muller and Hazel Muller and Joe and Sophie Niessess, parents Lenard Leroy Muller and Beverly Jean (Niessess) Muller, sister Connie Lynn Muller, nephews Steven Leroy Muller and John Jay Muller and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

He leaves behind his wife, Linda Gayle Muller, of Frannie; children Tasha Renee (Dan) Hanson of Wisconsin, Robbie Carl Muller of Rawlins, Wyoming, and Amanda Kay Smith of Lovell; step-daughter Melyssa Gayle Asbill of Cody; grandchildren Aubrey Renee Hanson, Caiden Patrick Hanson and Ashlyn Grace Hanson of Wisconsin and Zayden Jay Parent of Lovell; brothers Monty (Kelly) Muller of Cowley, John (Judy) Muller of Casper and Dale Muller of Harrodsburg, Kentucky; sister Jolene (Tyler) Nienhuser of Sidney, Nebraska; sister-in-law Kay Flores of Lovell and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces. 

Paul was loved and will be greatly missed. He is now in Heaven with Jesus. May he rest in peace. 

A funeral service has been scheduled for March 20 at 10 a.m. at Saint John’s Lutheran Church in Lovell with burial and a celebration of life luncheon to follow.