Florence A. Fuhrman
August 15, 1925 - August 9, 2011

 


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. 

 

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Peggy & Jeff on August 11, 2011 at 12:53 PM said:

We are so sorry to hear about Florence. Seems like she lived a full life. We are sure your family has many wonderful memories of her. At times like this the Bible comforts us so much. John 11:11-44 shows when Jesus resurrected Lazarus. Jesus said that Lazarus was just sleeping and then he resurrected him. He was showing what he would do on a grand scale soon. Jesus said in John 5:28&29 there would come a time when those in the memorial tombs would hear his voice and come out. This would also be at a time when Revelation 21:3&4 says there will be no more tears, pain or death. This would all happen when God's Kingdom comes, the same kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for in the Lord's Prayer. What a wonderful prospect for Florence and all those in the memorial tombs now. We express our deepest sympathy. We hope you find comfort in this time of loss.
Barbara Hanneman on August 11, 2011 at 10:39 AM said:

Very sorry for your loss Mary. My prayers are with you and your family.
Mary on August 11, 2011 at 10:03 AM said:

I will miss you Mom. Love you!
Judy,george Bloemers on August 11, 2011 at 9:57 AM said:

Met florence up at mercy plus, very nice lady,she will be miss ,just want to give you our condolences.
Sheryl Gosse on August 11, 2011 at 8:57 AM said:

Nancy: Your mom is now at peace and home w/her family. Treasure the memories you all shared through out her lifetime, be there for each other, always be close and be there for your families as well to carry on the tradition. Blessings to you all.
Pam Murley on August 11, 2011 at 7:58 AM said:

Our sympathy in the loss of your mother, Janet. I remember seeing some of her beautiful quilts. I also remember her involvement in Rainbow. She was a very nice lady.

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