Calvin Edwin Mueller was born in Kulm, North Dakota, on July 10, 1940, to Edwin and Hulda Mueller (Uttecht). He died on August 28, 2022, in Cogir Memory Care in Folsom, California, with his daughter Catherine Mueller by his side.\nCalvin was born the 4th of eight children, who were raised and worked on the farm just outside of Kulm. He married Ida Jeanette Kraemer on October 13, 1962 in Lodi, California. They had three children, Cheryl, Theodore and Catherine.\nHe graduated from Kulm High School in 1958. He served his country in the United States Army, signal corps as a radio operator in Germany and at Fort Ord, California. He began his law enforcement career with the Manteca Police Department from 1962 to 1966, then served for the California Highway Patrol for more than 28 years, retiring in 1994.\nCalvin attended non-denominational Protestant churches regularly. He enjoyed frequent vacations visiting his family in the Dakotas, where he collected parts of old farm equipment that he created into pieces such as flower carts and other yard décor. He was skilled at just about everything and an exceptional woodworker, even building Cheryl’s playpen and a rocking chair. He valued spending time with his family and was always willing to help friends and neighbors. He also loved his dogs and long-time cat companion “Melvin.” He always shared lap time with them, and his nightly emptied ice cream bowl with Melvin.\nCalvin was preceded in death by his son Theodore in 1995, wife Jeanette in 2011, two sisters and four brothers.\nHe is survived by his sister, Verna Goehner of Spearfish, South Dakota, his daughters, Cheryl Boller of Littleton, Colorado and Catherine Mueller and three grandsons; Walden, Owen and Alex Schafer of Placerville, California and many nieces and nephews.\nServices are not planned at this time.