Mark Alan Muegge, 58, of Fort Stockton, Texas, passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, due to a car accident. He was born Sept. 18, 1956, in Greenfield, to Richard and Barbara, (Dailey), Muegge.
Mark earned three degrees in entomology; bachelor of science from Purdue University, master's from University of Tennessee, and his doctorates from Louisiana State University. He then began working for Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service as an Assistant Professor and Extension Entomologist in 1997 and was promoted to Associate Professor & Extension Entomologist in 2004. Mark was up for a promotion to Professor and Extension Specialist.
It was shared with us at his memorial service in Fort Stockton, Texas, that he did get the promotion and that he was going to be informed at the meeting he was heading to when he had his accident. We believe that he knows.
Mark had many other interests that included farming, bowling, carpentry, photography, and collecting old bottles, insulators and books.
Those who knew Mark know that he put a great deal of effort in his interests; he bowled many 300 games and earned a special ring for one bowled during a sanctioned league; he built many pieces of beautiful furniture and gave most away to family and friends; he won a photography award and has collected hundreds of bottles and insulators over the years.
A memorial service was held on March 1 in Fort Stockton, Texas, which was attended by many of his friends and colleagues. The stories and comments they shared reflected how much he was valued as a friend and co-worker. Many spoke about how good-natured and thoughtful he was and how they would miss his laughter.
He is survived by his sister, Terry Muegge Siegel; nieces, Hannah and Allison, and grandnephew, Cameron.
Mark is preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Barbara Muegge.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held in Greenfield, where Mark was born and raised. It will be at 7 p.m. on March 19 at the Garden Chapel, 226 W. North St., Greenfield, IN, 46140.