Florence Arlene Fuhrman was born August 15, 1925 in rural St. Sebald, daughter of Albert and Leta Starr Graesch. She attended school at St Sebald country school, Lamont school system and graduated from Strawberry Point High School in 1942. Florence worked in Waterloo and Strawberry Point until she married Carl Jr. Fuhrman on Oct. 27, 1944 in Arlington. He preceded her in death.
Florence helped Carl (Jiggs) with the farm, enjoyed gardening and flowers. She was always busy embroidering, crocheting, knitting and especially quilting. Florence also made wedding cakes, wedding dresses and Barbie doll clothes, making both Big Girls and Little Girls happy. She was a long time member of the Aurora Lutheran Church and Aurora American Legion Auxiliary.
Florence is survived by: three daughters, Nancy (Kenneth) Mosher of Aurora, Mary Jane (Warren) Kane of Oelwein and Janet (Joe) Gibbs of Independence; a son-in-law, Peter Walenceus of Hazleton; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elenora (Harvey) Hill of Oelwein and Helen (Bernard) Trower of Waterloo; a brother, Walter Graesch of Fairbank; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Graesch of Oklahoma; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: three daughters, Carol Ann Walenceus, and two infants; three brothers, Robert Graesch in infancy, and Floyd (Jean) and Russell Graesch; a sister-in-law Alice Graesch and her parents.
Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Aurora Lutheran Church, Aurora, with the Rev. Ronald Spears officiating. Burial will be in Strawberry Point Cemetery, Strawberry Point.
Visitation: From 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 11 at Geilenfeld Funeral Home, Oelwein and for an hour before services Friday at the church.
Memorials may be directed to the church, Mercy Living Plus, Aurora American Legion or Cedar Valley Hospice.