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Louise V. Muhlbauer, sales associate

Louise V. Muhlbauer, a retired Hutzler's department store sales associate who enjoyed cooking and entertaining, died Wednesday of a stroke at Augsburg Lutheran Home and Village in Lochearn. The former longtime Parkville resident was 90.

The daughter of German-Hungarian immigrant parents, the former Louise Victoria Weibe was born and raised in Lansdowne.

During World War II, Mrs. Muhlbauer held a variety of secretarial jobs at Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., the Seaman's Branch of the YMCA, and Telephone Answering Service, where she coordinated a city-wide scrap drive for the war effort.

She was married to Carl H. Muhlbauer in 1943, and the couple lived in Towson and later moved to Parkville.

After raising her children, Mrs. Muhlbauer took a part-time job in 1966 at Hutzler's Towson store.

"Her 'on-call' sales assignments positioned her in just about every department in the store," said her son, Carl E. Muhlbauer of Bethesda. "She loved the work and the many loyal customers she served."

Mrs. Muhlbauer retired in 1990, at the time of the store's closing.

Mrs. Muhlbauer collected recipes and was an accomplished cook.

She was an active parishioner for more than 50 years of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church.

For the last six years, she had lived at the Augsburg Home.

Her husband, who had been supervisor of Bethlehem Steel's Key Highway shipyard, died in 2005.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at her church, 1201 Taylor Ave.

Also surviving are a daughter, Pamela Hart of Perry Hall; a sister, Adele Schwarz of Lochearn; and two grandsons.

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