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Florian Roers, 94

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Florian Michael Roers, 94, died Friday, May 2, 2014.

Florian was born July 17, 1919 in Millerville, the son of Joseph and Mathilda (Woida) Roers. He attended St. Marys Catholic School in Millerville.

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Florian was united in marriage to Lenora Mary Thoennes on October 16, 1941 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Urbank. The couple had a dairy farm where they raised their seven children. After 35 years of farming, they moved to a hobby farm where they lived until recently when they moved to Evansville.

During his life, Florian enjoyed farming, fishing and then smoking the fish, working in the vegetable garden, dancing a good polka or waltz, and playing cards. He was known as the "best popcorn maker in Douglas County."

What he cherished most was time with his family. Whether it was a birthday party or camping trip, it was just wonderful to be together! His family and friends will not forget his good sense of humor and his ability to come up with good one-liners.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Lenora; six children, Clifford (Phyllis) of Alexandria, Joan (Roger) Kluver of Elk River, Lois (Mike) Hedstrom of Alexandria, Roy (Kathy) of Alexandria, Mary (Robert) Walter of Brandon, Donna (Jeffrey) Guetter of Garfield; daughter-in-law, Janice Roers of Waseca; 20 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Robert; brothers, Alois, Carl and Roman; and sister, Annie Ritten.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, May 5 at St. Anns Catholic Church in Brandon. Burial was at St. Anns Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.

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