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Mark M. Mueller

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On February 11, 2013 @ 4:36 pm In Obituaries | 10 Comments

Mark M. Mueller, 89, recently of Lancaster PA, was born on November 24, 1923 in Erie PA to Herman and Edna Mueller. He went to heaven to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, February 10, 2013. Mark was a loving, caring, faithful husband to Adele Batdorf Mueller to whom he was married 60 years ago on June 28, 1952. He was a devoted and loving father to Carol Jackson, married to Dennis; David Mueller married to Kathy; and Garry Mueller married to Dori. Mark graduated from Academy H.S., Erie PA, in 1942. He volunteered during WWII in the Navy where he became a medical corpsman assigned to the Marines serving with the 6th Division. He fought bravely during the battle of Okinawa April 1 to June 21, 1945. As his Presidential Unit Citation states, “By their valor and tenacity, the officers and men of the Sixth Marine Division, contributed materially to the conquest of Okinawa and their gallantry in overcoming a fanatic enemy in the face of extraordinary danger and difficulty adds new luster to Marine Corps history, and to the traditions of the United States Naval Service.” He then subsequently served with the occupation forces in China until honorably discharged. Being a humble man, Mark rarely spoke about his war activities, although it left a mark on him. After the war, Mark then graduated from Allegheny College with a degree in Chemistry. He worked in a few careers before finding his passion and love in a career as a microbiologist with the State of Maryland Health Department, working there from 1963 until retiring in 2000 at the age of 77.   From this experience, Mark lived his belief that it is one’s passion for the work that gives joy, not the paycheck. Mark was very committed to all he did, true to the motto ‘Semper Fidelis’. Mark and Adele were 50 year members of Loch Raven United Methodist Church, Baltimore MD, from 1960 to 2010 when they transferred their membership to Hempfield UM Church. While at Loch Raven he served as Cubmaster and encouraged his children to become Scouts. He later served many years in Baltimore County as a Boy Scout Commissioner. Mark also taught Sunday School for many years. Mark was a loving grandfather to Daniel Mueller husband of Lori, David B. Mueller, husband of Karolina, and Katie Mueller. Also in Lancaster raised grandchildren Sarah Mueller, Rachel Mueller, and Rebekah Mueller. His grandchildren will miss him as he was involved in their lives and loved them all dearly. Mark knew he was blessed to live long enough to have 4 great-grandchildren: Caden and Grayson Mueller, sons of Daniel and Lori Mueller; Kinga Mueller, daughter of  David B. and Karolina Mueller; and Kinsey, daughter of Erik and Paige Fries. Mark and Adele also traveled the world together later in life. We will all miss our husband, dad, grandpa and ‘GG-pa’ but know he is in heaven and is new again. Also surviving are an older brother Carl Mueller, husband of Sue, and younger sister Mary Boenke, wife of John; 12 nieces and nephews; and many great- nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February  13, 2013 at 10:30 am at the Richard A. Sheetz Funeral Home, 2024 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster, PA with the Rev. Edward Barlow officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. and also at the funeral home on Wednesday from 9:30 am  until the time of the service.

Interment in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium, MD.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Mueller’s memory may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 1120 G Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005, or to the Boy Scouts of America, 9 Taylor Dr., Reedsville, PA 17084.

Condolences for the family of “Mark M. Mueller”

Condolence from Fred Mueller on February 11th, 2013 8:15 pm

Rest in Peace Uncle Mark.

I knew you to be a kind, soft spoken, gentle man. You will be missed; quietly, but deeply.

Condolence from Beth and Chuck Manners on February 11th, 2013 10:13 pm

You are in our hearts and prayers at this sad time. What a rich life your dad ad and what a legacy he leaves behind. He will be cheering for all of you from heaven until he sees you again.
Blessings to your family.

Condolence from Harry & Patty Barrick & Spence Bird on February 12th, 2013 9:39 am

May you rest in peace, Mark. Our very deepest sympathies go out to you, Adele, and to Carol, Dave and Garry and all of the family. He was a wonderful and kind man. He will be missed, until we meet again in heaven.

Condolence from Sharon & Clint Gardner on February 12th, 2013 10:47 am

Adele – our sympathies to you and your family. Mark was such a neat person and our lives are richer for having known both of you!

Condolence from Cheryl Wagner & Nancy Scheeler on February 12th, 2013 12:07 pm

Dear Adele and family,

Please know that we were saddened to learn of Mark’s passing. I know that Mom has many fond memories of the both of you. Our thoughts are with all of you as you work through this difficult time. May God bless you.


Condolence from Judy Zahren on February 12th, 2013 12:59 pm

Adele & family,

I remember interesting conversations with Mark when we were both members of a Disciple bible study. (He always had something to say) My sympathy to your family.

Condolence from Shirley Messman on February 12th, 2013 1:36 pm

Adele, I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. Mark was a very sweet and caring man.

Condolence from Marie [Batdorf] Byarlay on February 12th, 2013 8:17 pm

Uncle Mark… I’ll miss you. Aunt Adele and family, my heart is sad. I can imagine Mark is conversing with my dad [Leland] and mom [Violet] in heaven. Imagine the conversations they’re having! Thanks Uncle Mark for enlightening me to the joys of a sandwhich made with bread crusts!

Condolence from Nancy Neun on February 13th, 2013 8:31 pm

Our families spent many moments together over 30 yrs. Mark was soft spoken and a gracious gentleman. He will be missed. May you RIP Mark.

Condolence from Jim Harvill on February 13th, 2013 10:02 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will always remember Mark and I repairing one thing or another at your house on Manor Road.

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