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Edwin Clyde Mueller, Sr.

July 25, 1937 — June 7, 2021

Edwin C. Mueller, Sr., passed away Monday, June 7, 2021 at his daughter’s home in Osage City surrounded by family.

Edwin Clyde Mueller, Sr. was born July 25, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of John E. and Gertrude (Sunagel) Mueller. He left high school to join the United States Air Force.

He was joined in marriage to Ilene Kay Freeman on August 23, 1957 in Osage City. She preceded him in death on September 16, 2019.

Ed worked as an iron worker in Chicago in his younger years. He later joined the Osage City Police in 1984 and became Chief of Police for Osage City from 1994 until his retirement in 2003. He later served as City Commissioner in Osage City from 2005 to 2016.

He loved watching and going to car races. He was a member of Free Masons, Boy Scouts, Iron Workers #67.

Ed will be forever remembered by his daughters, Teresa (Toby) Nell and JoAnn (Steve) Baumann, both of Osage City; a son, Eddie (Mary) Mueller, Jr. of Admire; a sister, Fern Petramle of Illinois; a brother-in-law, Max Freeman of Osage City; eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren with one on the way.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; two sons, John Irwin and Irwin Joe Mueller and a sister, JoAnn Wagner.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 11, 2021, at the Osage City Community Building in Osage City. Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday evening at VanArsdale Funeral Chapel in Osage. Cremation will follow service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Edwin C. Mueller, Sr. Memorial Fund and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth, Osage City, KS 66523. Condolences may be expressed at

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, June 10, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

VanArsdale Funeral Chapel - Osage

107 North 6th Street, Osage City, KS 66523

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Friday, June 11, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Osage City Community Building


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