Sept. 25, 2012
LIMA -- Father Donald R. Muller, 77, died Sept. 25 at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.
He was the son of Aloysius and Evelyn Mueller of Venedocia, Ohio. He entered the Pontifical College Josephinum after grade school and was ordained for the Diocese of Toledo in 1961.
He served as assistant or associate pastor at Huron St. Peter, Toledo St. Jude, Ottoville Immaculate Conception, Fostoria St. Wendelin and Toledo St. John. He then became pastor of The Bend St. Stephen and Marysdale Immaculate Conception. Other pastorates were at Bethlehem Sacred Heart and Plymouth St. Joseph.
He worked in Toledo as assistant in the diocesan mission office and as chaplain of Mercy Hospital. He also served as chaplain of St. Francis Hospital in Green Springs and St. Bernardine Home in Fremont. Fr. Mueller is survived by his siblings, Angela (Jerry) Holbein, Tiffin Franciscan Sister Diane Mueller and Joseph (Diane) Mueller, and 14 nieces and nephews.