ATKINSON, N.H. — Wilhelm "Bill" Muller, 74, of Atkinson, N.H., formerly of Torrington and Portland, Conn., died Friday morning, Oct. 14, 2011 at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Mass.
He was born in Torrington, where he grew up and attended school before earning his bachelor's degree at the University of Connecticut. He received his master's degree from the University of Hartford. Bill taught English and Drama at Torrington High School for 35 years, where he also served as a drama coach and as chair of the English Department. A kind, gentle, caring man, he was beloved by all who knew him.
He and his wife of 34 years, Maryellen "Pastor Ellen" Muller, moved to New Hampshire in 2000 to be near daughter Lynn, son-in-law, Perry Wong, and grandsons, Matthew and Jason. He is also survived by his son, Colonel Paul Muller, U.S.M.C., who recently returned from Afghanistan, as well as Paul's wife, Heidi. Bill's sister, Rosalie Mueller and her husband, Harry, and his brother, Kenneth, and his wife, Jeanette, also survive him, along with niece, Katherine Behm and husband Jonathan, and their children, and nephew, Harry Mueller and wife Deborah, and their children.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be on Oct. 21, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Dewhirst-Conte Funeral Home, 28 Florence St., Andover, Mass., with the funeral service at Faith Lutheran Church, 360 South Main St., Andover, Mass., on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. Burial arrangements are private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church or to Camp Calumet, P.O. Box 236, West Ossipee, NH 03890. For online condolences, please visit our website at www.contefuneralhomes.com.