Lillian M. Juhler | August 04, 1915 – May 21, 2020 | OBITUARY

Lillian M. Juhler
August 04, 1915 – May 21, 2020

Lillian’s Obituary

Lillian Margaret Juhler, 104, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on May 21, 2020 at her home in Winter Haven, Florida. Born on August 4, 1915 in Culpeper Virginia her family moved to Polk county when she was 2 years old. She was preceded in death by her mom Emma Seiersen-Juhler in 1944, her father George Victor Juhler in 1953 and her sister, Eleanor Elisabeth Juhler in 1991. She is survived by two cousins.She obtained a teaching certificate from Florida Southern College in Lakeland and was offered a job in Wauchula but chose to assist her mother at the family clothing store in Winter Haven. Lillian and her sister took over the store after her mother’s death and renamed the store Juhler’ s Cottage Shop, which she and her sister kept open for 40 years before closing the doors in 1984.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Winter Haven for over 100 years.  She loved gardening and each year she would root Christmas Cactus plants and give them to the church homebound.

Lillian was ahead of her time when it came to business, she came by this honest as she came from a long line of women entrepreneurs starting with her grandmother who owned a women’s fur shop in Denmark in the late 1800’s.  Lillian had a love for travel that was instilled in her from a trip to Denmark and Sweden when she was 8 years old to visit relatives. She continued traveling as an adult, visiting China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Korea, Hong Kong, Africa, Egypt and Peru.

Lillian was a quiet woman who was wonderful at giving advice to anyone who requested her wisdom, but she would never offer her opinion unless asked.  She was a great listener and often said she learned more about a person from “what they said then from what she asked”.   She would often sit in her chair and “think” about things.  She was a true “Chocoholic” and would never turn down the opportunity to indulge in eating her favorite sweet.  She loved her Manhattan Coctail that she sipped on all week, but if you asked her if she drank, her answer would always be “No”.

She was a wonderful friend and a true Christian.  She will be forever missed but will never be forgotten.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, June 2 @ 10:00 am @ Oaklawn Cemetery, Winter Haven