Edward "Ed" Mueller, a resident of Banks, Oregon died Jan. 7 at Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro, Oregon. He was 67.
Mueller was born May 18, 1950, in Oakland, California, the son of the late Otto Mueller and Charlotte (Neddersen) Mueller. He was raised and received his education in Livermore, California, where he graduated from Livermore High School class in 1968. Following graduation, he attended California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, majoring in agricultural management.
Mueller married Gloria Jeanne Robeson at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Livermore in 1971. They divorced in 1982, remarried in 1990 and were to celebrate their 39th wedding anniversary on Jan. 19. They resided in California until 1990, when they moved to Oregon, settling in Hillsboro where they lived for 22 years. In 2012 they moved to their home in the Banks community.
While living in Livermore, Mueller worked in law enforcement as a deputy sheriff for Alameda County and for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Security Department. He was raised on the Mueller family ranch in Livermore and took over the operation from 1977 to 1987. He grew oat, wheat and barley crops in addition to raising sheep.
Mueller became a real estate broker in June 1990 and was working for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest at the West Portland corporate office. He was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hillsboro serving on the elder, youth and fellowship ministry teams. Among his special interests, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and target shooting, participating in competition shooting while working as a deputy sheriff.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria Mueller; son, Jason Mueller of Forest Grove, Oregon; daughter, Nicole (Travis) Watson of Banks, Oregon; his two sisters, Nancy Mueller of Livermore, California, and Mary Rosenbaum of El Paso, Texas; and his brother, Rev. Ted (Jerilyn) Mueller of Santa Rosa, California. Also surviving are his four grandchildren: Kaitlin Brianne Mueller, Preston Edward Mueller, Tate Dean Watson, Hannah Grace Watson and 14 nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service was recently held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2194 S.E. Minter Bridge Road in Hillsboro with Reverend Bruce Rumsch, pastor of the church officiating.
Donations in Mueller's memory may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. To sign the online guest book or to send a condolence to the family, go to the web. Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home in Forest Grove was entrusted with the arrangements.