Muriel Wasserman Lodinger, age 91, of Atlanta died Thursday, June 9, 2016, surrounded by her family.

Muriel was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on April 2, 1925. She spent her childhood in Brooklyn with her parents, William and Lena Wasserman, and her brother, Morris. But life for Muriel truly began when she met her future husband, Seymour. Although they knew each other for only two weeks, it was love at first sight. They married in Jacksonville, Fla., in November 1946. They spent most of their married life in Jacksonville, where Muriel devoted her life to her husband and three children.

Muriel Lodinger

Muriel Lodinger

In 2012 they moved to Atlanta to be near their daughters and grandchildren. Muriel was a talented artist who began drawing at a very young age. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed playing mah-jongg and pinochle at Huntcliff Summit, where they lived. But most of all, she especially enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 69 years, Seymour Lodinger, of blessed memory. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Nora and Steve Floersheim, Atlanta; daughter and son-in-law Robin and David Blass, Atlanta; son and daughter-in-law Mark and Jill Lodinger, Jacksonville; seven grandchildren, Amy Rubin (Philip), Jodi Rosenberg (Jeffrey), Morgan Roci (Leo), David Lodinger (Sasha), Lauren Solomon (Josh), Jennifer Birnbrey (Mike) and Matthew Blass; and five great-grandchildren, Jake Rubin, Hailey Rubin, Zach Rubin, Tyler Rosenberg and Maya Rosenberg.

Sign the online guestbook at www.edressler.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Temple Emanu-El, 1580 Spalding Drive, Atlanta, GA 30350 (templeemanuelatlanta.org/donations). A graveside service will be held Monday, June 13, at 1 p.m. at Arlington Memorial Park with Rabbi Scott Colbert officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.