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Obituary: Susan R. Joslin-Muller, Fort Myers Beach, Fla.

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Susan R. Joslin-Muller 48, of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Hallwangen, Germany. Formerly of Nashville, IN, she had been a resident of Fort Myers Beach since 1984. She was born August 30, 1964, in Columbus, IN, the daughter of Hurschell P. and Carol L. Dobbs Joslin.

Susan was principal at Susan Muller Interior Design and was a highly respected designer working mainly in the Naples, Fort Myers and Sanibel-Captiva area. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Edison College and received her NCID and ASID training and certification in Florida.

Susan began her career in 1989 at Collins and Dupont. With her partner, Kelly Vince, the design firm Vince Muller was established in 1998. In 2009, Susan established Susan Muller Interior Design. She worked mainly on high-end, large scale projects and had a special talent for adding architectural interest to her interiors.

She had been the recipient of numerous national and regional awards, including three national Aurora Awards and a Naples Illustrated Design of Distinction award. Her work has been featured in Florida Architecture, Gulf Shore Life, At Home and Naples Illustrated.

Susan was married to Keith Muller in  December of 1995. Their wedding on Fort Myers Beach exemplified Susan's relaxed yet elegant approach to entertaining. She was an accomplished cook and a generous host who had a gift for making all she did appear effortless. Their daughter, Samantha, was born in January 2001.Susan was a devoted mother who always nurtured Samantha's creative side.

Susan was an avid outdoorswoman and enjoyed boating, skiing and tennis with her family.

She is survived by her loving husband of 17 years, Keith R. Muller;her beloved daughter, Samantha; her parents, Hurschell and Carol Joslin; a sister, Pam (Chris) Snyder; brothers, Cub Joslin, Tim (Vicki) Joslin and David (Carrie) Joslin; and many other family members and friends.

A service of remembrance will be held locally at a later date.


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