Lois E. (Pfau) Muller departed quietly from life with her family at her side on December 18, 2010. She was born in Hartford on December 24, 1930 to Carl and Elsie Pfau. She leaves behind her beloved husband and friend, Russell J. Muller, her daughter and best friend Kimberly and son-in law, David Farrington of Old Saybrook. She will be greatly missed by all of her family including, her beloved sister, Elna Hunter of Harpswell, ME, her sister-in-law and brother-in-law Sandra and Sivert Jacobson of Bristol and brother-in-law, Douglas Muller, Sr. of Crestwood, KY, twelve nieces and nephews, eleven great-nieces and nephews and ten great-great nieces and nephews. Lois spent her early childhood in her father’s business, Pfau’s Hardware of West Hartford. After graduating from William Hall High School in 1948 and Cambridge Secretarial School, she went to work full time in the store, later developing and managing the housewares expansion. Upon the death of her father in 1955, she became the Treasurer of the corporation. She was named President upon the death of her mother in 1989, serving in that capacity until 1998. She remained active in the business until her death. She was a longtime member of the First Church of Christ, Unionville, where she served twice as Secretary and on many other committees. She was a member of the West Hartford Junior Women’s Club and was made an honorary member of the Farmington Junior Women’s Club for her work in the Club’s formation. She volunteered at the Oakhill School for the Blind and for Meals on Wheels, served as a troop leader to the Connecticut Yankee Council, Girl Scout Troop # 126 in Unionville and was a charter member of the Nutmeg State Orchid Society. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Sunday, (January 2, 2011) at 2 p.m. at the First Church of Christ in Unionville with the Reverend Wendy Sue Kissa officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Church of Christ, 61 Main Street, Unionville CT 06085. Funeral arrangements are being handled by The Ahern Funeral Homes Inc.
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