Florence Scholten, 90Florence Scholten, 90, died October 6, 2012 at Country Manor Nursing Home in Sartell, surrounded by her family.
Florence Scholten, 90, died October 6, 2012 at Country Manor Nursing Home in Sartell, surrounded by her family.
Florence was born February 22, 1922, the daughter of William and Martha (Johanson) Zierman in Cushing. She graduated from Little Falls High School and attended the Hairdressing Academy in Minneapolis. Florence met Henry Scholten while he was visiting his sister, Geneva. Florence married Henry on December 14, 1945 in San Francisco, CA.
In 1946, Florence and Henry started farming south of Brandon, where they lived until April 1975. They moved to Brandon, Cambridge, and then back to Garfield for 15 years. Florence and Henry wintered in Mesa, AZ for 24 years. In May of 2000, they moved to Ridgeview Place in Sank Rapids.
Florence was a life member of the Auxiliary VFW Post #936 in Alexandria and past president in 1966. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Garfield since 1950 and belonged to the Ladies Aid. Florence was a very caring, loving and compassionate mother, wife, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She worked hard all her life and taught her daughters a strong work ethic.
She is survived by her daughters, Diane (Ron) Buckhouse of Perham, MN/Sioux Falls, SD, Maxine Buttweiler of St. Cloud, Judy (Bob) Larson of Perham, Bonnie (Don) Hermanutz of Waite Park; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Alice, Irene, Wilma, Leonard, Jane, Vernon (Norma), Walter (Suzanne); and sisters-in-law, Donna and Lois.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Frank, Oscar and Art; and son-in-law, Larry Buttweiler.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Country Manor Center for their dedication, love, and support to our mother. The family requests memorial contributions be made to St. John's Lutheran Church in Garfield.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 10 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Garfield. The Rev. Ed Borchardt will officiate. Irma Brockberg will provide music. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation is Tuesday, October 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.