On May 6, Michigan State University lost a dear friend and beneficiary: Dr. Muelder passed away at the age of 101. He was a professor of Political Science, an active vice president of Research, and dean of the Graduate School. In 1991 he donated nearly his whole life savings to various departments and organizations across Michigan State University, including the History Department. With the help of William Lowe, the two professors established the eponymous History graduate award. His full obituary can be found at the link below, courtesy of the Lansing State Journal. He will be missed.