Theodore "Ted" Mueller passed away peacefully on November 17th, 2021 on his 82nd birthday.
Ted was born in 1939 in Perry, Iowa, the son of Reverend Renatus and Elsie Nitsche Mueller. He graduated from Minneapolis West High School in 1957. During the ceremony he played the violin in a solo performance. While in college he served in The US Naval Reserve. He graduated from The University of Minnesota with a BA degree in Business Administration. After graduation he began a successful career in sales and marketing, including spending many years in New England as a distributor for Pepsi Cola Products. Throughout his career Ted was involved in many civic and community organizations including serving as the chair of The Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce, and as a member of The Pease Airforce Base Redevelopment Commission. He was the recipient of numerous national awards for exceptional performance in his work for Pepsi and served as both the president of The Soft Drink Association of New Hampshire and of The Pepsi Cola Bottlers of New England.
Ted's business acumen allowed him to retire early to Florida. Upon relocating to Cape Coral, he established and served as the first president of The Everest Homeowners Association and served for 7 years as president of The Tarpon Point Condominium Association.
Ted was deeply admired and loved by his family. He is survived by his sister, Ruth Juntunen, brothers David (Arlene), and Joel (Janice), 3 nephews Kent Karjala (Jodie), Kevin Karjala (Kathleen) and Andrew Mueller (Margan), one niece Kristen Mueller and two great nephews Campbell and Bennett Karjala. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother in law, Joe Juntunen and his former wife Jennifer Franks Mueller.
A memorial service is being planned for Spring 2022 to be held at the Minneapolis Lakewood Cemetery where Ted will be buried next to his parents.
In lieu of flowers, Ted asked that donations be made to The Salvation Army, 10291 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida, 33919. 239-278-1551.
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