In Memory of

Florence Mae Selzer

November 22, 1931 - November 12, 2017
From: Omaha, NE
Florence Mae Selzer

Florence Mae Selzer

Born: November 22, 1931
Died: November 12, 2017
Age: 85

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Florence Mae (Winterboer) Selzer, age 85, formerly of Everly, IA, established her angel wings at Hillcrest Shadow Lake nursing home in Papillion, NE, on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Just 10 days short of her 86th birthday.     

Florence was born November 22, 1931, to Harm & Dena Arends Winterboer, in Dickinson county Iowa. Her childhood years were spent on the family farm north of Every, IA. She attended country school and graduated in 1949 from Everly High School.  

Flo married the love of her life, Carl Frederick Selzer on June 4, 1954 at the First Reformed Church formerly located north of Everly. They began their marriage by working together on the family farm for 21 years.

In 1975 they left the farm and moved west of Everly where Flo turned her passion for cooking into a career, becoming a cook, at the Everly Community School.  Carl and Flo built a beautiful home directly across the street from the School and lived a joyful life.  After retiring from the school system, Flo couldn’t stop her passion for cooking, and worked part time at Pete’s Steakhouse in Hartley, IA.  

Upon Carl’s death in 1999 Florence moved to the Omaha area to be closer to her son and family, where she stayed until her death.

Florence was a dedicated Christian and remained active throughout her life in church work. She loved playing a good card game, while chatting with company.  Family and friends will always remember her love of cooking, but were especially fond of her wonderful baking skills. Flo loved sports, she was passionate about watching her grandchildren, and her loved continued throughout life. You could always find Flo in her chair watching a good ballgame; from baseball to basketball, football to volleyball, and any other sport that was aired.

She was preceded in death by her Parents Harm and Dena, Husband Carl, Son Duane, and Brothers Everett and Herman.

Left to cherish her memory are her son, Dennis and wife, Wanda Selzer of Omaha, NE;  granddaughter, Adriana (Andi) & husband Randy Shahan, great-grandchildren: Olivia & Ethan of De Soto, KS; granddaughter, Danielle & husband, Jerrod Matras; great-grandchildren: Kailee, Maxwell, & Macy of Papillion, NE; granddaughter, Elizabeth (Liz) and husband, Jeff Lustgraaf, great-grandchildren: Lillian & Lillie of Elkhorn, NE; grandson, Dustin & wife, Ashley Selzer of Lewisville, NE with a princess great-granddaughter coming December 2017.  Also, daughter, Elizabeth (Beth) and husband, Mark Nagel of El Mirage, AZ; granddaughters: Sarah Lynch-Shaddock of Arlington, MA; Kate Lynch-Aten, Anna Lynch and Lynn Lynch all of Raleigh, NC; and great granddaughter, Josephine Lynch Shaddock of Arlington, MA.

Funeral Services will be 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, November 21, at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in her name.
Visitation will be Monday evening from 5:00 - 7:00P.M., at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
First Reformed Cemetery
Everly, Iowa

To honor Florence’s love for enjoying a delicious meal with her cherished family and friends, a lunch reception will be held Tuesday November 21, 2017 at Hope Reformed Church, 919 Grand Ave. in the Harbor Room after the Interment at the cemetery.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 8:06 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).”
- Megan
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 5:39 AM
“So sorry to hear of Florence’s passing. Great memories of both her and Carl at the Everly school. My sympathy to your family”
- Deb Wilcox
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 6:52 PM
“Dennis and Family, we are sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. You are in our thoughts as always.”
- Tom West
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 4:59 PM
“Dennis and family sorry to the loss of your mom I had the pleasure to work with at Petes in Hartley what a wonderful person to be around I often wondered where she was now I know a great place for all of us sometime Hope you and your family are doing well in this difficult time my deepest sympathy do remember our days at the pack!!!!!! Take care God Bless Gene Mohni”
- Gene Mohni
Monday, November 13, 2017 at 8:34 AM
“Dennis and Wanda sorry for loss Florence was a special lady prayers for you and your family Keith and Brenda ”
- Keith and Brenda Fliss
Monday, November 13, 2017 at 8:34 AM
“Dennis, so sorry to hear about your mom. Praying that God will hold you close at this time. Dale Woolery, class of '73”
- Dale Woolery
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