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Richard "Dick" L. Muller
September 17, 1926 ~ June 9, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old
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Richard “Dick” L. Muller, 96, of Wickliffe, passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning of June 9, 2023. He was born September 17, 1926, to William and Edna (nee Tedrahn) Muller.
Dick was a devoted and beloved husband, father and grandfather (a.k.a. Papa) who is survived by his wife of 70 years, Joan (nee Humiston); daughters Linda Adkins, Judy Ditto, and Sue Muller; and grandchildren, Joshua and Jennifer Adkins, and Sydney and Reece Ditto.
After graduating high school in 1943, he enrolled with Kent State University and later worked hard to secure a position with First Energy from where he retired after many years as an Engineer.
Dick was ever kind, patient, and reliable with a mischievous wit and an infectious smile. If you got him going, it wasn’t uncommon to wind up in tears of laughter as he loved to always show others the lighter side of life.
Also a man of dedication and discipline, he taught his daughters the importance of hard work and love and made sure they were able to forge their own success. He watched proudly as Linda became a registered nurse and married Charles Adkins, again as Judy married Michael Ditto and earned her Master of Education, and smiled as Sue graduated from college and became a successful businesswoman.
Dick always led by example and gave the people close to him something grand to aspire to. How do you attain perfection? He may have held the secret, and his family feels lucky to have spent so much time on this earth with him so they could continue to learn and grow through his wisdom.
Over the years, you’d find him tending to his beehives, nurturing his garden, humming along to his wife’s piano playing, spending time with friends, or even just sitting in his favorite chair while listening to his radio and reading the newspaper.
The baby of the family, Dick joins his two older brothers Raymond and William in rest and is likely now sitting around the table with the family once again enjoying some of Mom’s famous German cooking and Dad’s world class baking.
A private funeral and graveside service was held for family on Thursday, June 15th.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a charity of their choice in Dick’s name.
Arrangements by Orlando-Donsante-Previte Funeral Home of Wickliffe (440) 943-2466.