Edwin Charles Mueller, MD, FACS, (Doc) was born March 12, 1926, in La Porte IN, to EDWIN C. and Irene Myer Mueller. He passed away on December 28, 2020 at the home of his son, Steven, in Palm Harbor, FL.
He was 94 years young. Doc graduated from La Porte High School (Class of 1944), lettering in Track (880-yard run), Cross Country and Football.
He earned Eagle Scout rank from Boy Scouts of America.
Doc was graduated in 1948 from Indiana University, participating on the Track and
Cross Country teams. He was a member of Delta Chi faternity and Phi Chi medical fraternity.
He entered Indiana School of Medicine program and then completed his surgical residency and Masters of Medical Surgery fellowship with Dr. Robert Zollinger at The Ohio State University School of Medicine (Columbus, OH).
Board Certified in General Surgery, Doc was an active member and later President of American College of Surgeons (Indiana Chapter). He served as President of the La Porte County Medical Society and was acitve in the United Way and on various other boards throughout his professional career.
In 1953 he married Alice Jeanne Morrison, RN, BSN, of Massillon, OH (deceased in 2014).
He is survived by three children: Laurel of Sedona, AZ; Thomas of Sedona, AZ; Steven(Yvonne), FL and grandson Ross Esposito. Son David preceeded him in death.
He was a Lieutenant in the Korean War, serving as Physcian in Pusan and Japan and later was a member of Veteran's of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
A Republican, he served on the City Park Board, as County Corner (elected to two terms), County Coucilman, and County Health Officer. He served as La Porte County Republican Chairman, was on the YMCA board, Hospital Board, United Way and Jaycees. He and his wife were big supporters of Arts in the Parks music program, Salvation Army, Unity Foundation and Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
Doc liked most sports. Once a Slicer, always a Slicer. He was a starter for high scool swimming meets and track meets, team doctor for Football and The La Porte Icers Hockey Club.
Doc attended most home sports events.
He contributed to the sports program providing lights for Schreiber Field allowing for night games and hosting the Regional and Semi-State tournament.
Loyal to the Cream and Crimson, he was a 60-year member of the Varsity Club and "I"Man's association. He maintained season tickets for IU Basketball for 37 years.
He created the Edwin C Mueller Track Scholarship and Edwin C Mueller Varsity athlete Medical School Scholarship.
Doc was a Conservationist. He belonged to the Stillwell Rod & Gun Club, National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever and National Wild Turkey Federation.
Fishing and reading were always relaxing past times. Doc and Alice were members of Bridge-a-rama, a card competitive club. After retirement, they enjoyed travel, and winters in Florida.
Contributions may be made to donor's choice: Edwin C. Mueller Track Scholarship or Edwin C. Mueller Varsity Athlete Medical School Scholarship.
Family and friends are welcome to attend Celebration of Life to be held on Thursday, October 21, 2021 4-7pm VFW post-1130 McClung Rd, LA PORTE 46350