Joe was the coolest uncle to his 23 nieces and nephews as well as his grand nieces and nephews. AND to many kiddos of his good friends. As Joe always said "my family are friends and my friends are family". One of his most touching traditions is he would always send a new niece or nephew a Winnie the Pooh character stuffed animal. Pooh, Tigger and Eeeyore were his favorites to send along. And he spent many, many birthdays and special occasions with his nieces and nephews. This included countless road trips to Salt Lake City to spend time with Deb's kiddos and hide Easter eggs and the Mueller reunions in Ann Arbor on scavenger hunts and other fun activities. Joe was always the cool uncle that everyone wanted on their team! To honor this part of his impact, in lieu of flowers and other contributions, we thought it'd be fun to provide one more delightful surprise to his nieces and nephews via this fund. Yeah Buddy!