Donald C. Muller

December 21, 1925November 25, 2012

Donald C. Muller, 86, of Davenport passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2012. Friends may call from 5-8 pm on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at the Runge Mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday, November 30, 2012 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 121 W. 12th Street, Davenport, Iowa. Burial will follow at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

Mr. Muller was an honorably discharged Army veteran of World War II having received the Purple Heart for injuries received during the Battle of the Bulge.

On October 30, 1948 he married Muriel A. Bartlett in Brooklyn, New York. She preceded him in death on May 5, 2005. He received his Masters degree from Columbia University and taught in the Davenport Community Schools specializing in Special Education.

His memberships included Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Davenport Horticultural Society, and VFW Post 128. He was an accomplished Iowa artist, specializing in botanicals, landscapes, and buildings.

Survivors include his children Don, Robin (John), Heather (Curt), and Chris (Tabbetha); son-in-law Roger; twelve grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Elise.


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November 29, 2012

Dear Muller Family, Don & I go way back to the days of old Marquette School. I replaced him at McKinley School when he retired. I am also privileged to have one of his nature paintings which he personalized for me. A most upbeat & jovial gentleman! My deepest sympathy. Linda Peeters (Eldridge, IA)

Rachel Palmer

November 29, 2012

Donald will be greatly missed by all of the Burke girls. His smile and happiness would always bring a smile to our faces whenever he came in to pick up his dry cleaning.

November 28, 2012

I had the pleasure of meeting him at Robin and John's house a couple years ago. He was a very sweet man. we are sorry for your loss and hope we can help comfort you in some small way. Love you, Dave and Teresa Murray

Alissa Franck

November 28, 2012

My heart n thoughts go out to you Robin and Stephanie and your families at the time of your loss. It will make for a difficult holiday season but wishes to y'all to find peace and comfort in sharing memories.

Heidi Muller

November 27, 2012

There are no words to describe how thankful I am to have had a grandpa like you in my life. You have influenced my life in a way that nobody else has. You have inspired me to chase my dreams and that is what I will continue to do. You will forever and always be in my heart.

November 27, 2012

Chris, Tabbetha and Family,

Just wanted you to know that your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult and sad time.

Andy Gass

David Robertson

November 27, 2012

We honor this great veteran and thank God for his love for God, country, and family. May the family receive the comfort of the Holy Spirit at this time. - David & Monica Robertson

Tabbetha Mulller

November 27, 2012

No one could have asked for a better "father" in law!! I am Blessed to be a part of this family and will miss you immensely!!!

Melissa & Ken Hofmann

November 27, 2012

You'll forever be in our hearts. We know that you're now watching over us with Grandma in a much better place than here. I am sorry we didn't get to see you very often but am so glad we got to spend time with you last month. Love & miss you always!

Cindy Sandelier

November 27, 2012

So sorry for your loss. I only met him once but he was such a sweet man. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
Love, Cindy Sandelier