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Edna Lydia Florke

September 29, 1920 - March 24, 2018
From: Sutherland, IA
Edna Lydia Florke

Edna Lydia Florke

Born: September 29, 1920
Died: March 24, 2018
Age: 97

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     Edna Lydia Florke, daughter of Charles and Eva (Brause) Petersen was born September 29, 1920, in Barren County, Wisconsin.  She attended school in Pierson, Iowa, through the 8th grade. 

      On September 25, 1937, Edna was united in marriage to Raymond Florke.  She was a homemaker and worked for the Mental Health Institute in Cherokee, Iowa for 24 years.  She was an active member of the Methodist Church in Sutherland, Iowa.  She was also a member of many clubs and organizations:  Homemaker Club, O’Brien County of Northwest Aging, Senior Citizens Card Club and was a Hospice Volunteer.  Edna enjoyed bowling and fishing. 

      Edna passed away March 24, 2018, at the Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing in Sutherland, Iowa, at the age of 97.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1979; her three sons: Jerry, Eldon and Roger; her four sisters:  Joann (in infancy), Alice Florke, Mary Titus and Carol Abbihol and her two brothers: Fritz and John Petersen.

      Left to cherish her memory are her children:  Bonnie (Dale) Klave of Cherokee, IA, Sandra (Mel) Lundy of Des Moines, IA, James (Debra) Florke of Kearney, NE, and Betty Tunink of Peterson, IA; two sisters:  Eunice Zietler of Sioux City, IA, and Mildred Petersen of Lady Smith, WI; 27 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and many other friends and relatives.

Funeral services will be 2:00P.M., Friday, March 30, at the United Methodist Church in Sutherland.

Memorials may be given to the Sanford Home Health and Hospice of Sheldon, Iowa
Pastor Robin Thomas
Jeremy Florke
Jamie Gerth
Brandon Lundy
Scott Tunink
Kris Tunink
Kortney Tunink
Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 - 7:00P.M., Thursday evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Sutherland.
Organist - Elaine Leonard

Congregational Hymns
"How Great Thou Art"
"The Old Rugged Cross"
"Going Home"
Greenwood Cemetery
Pierson, Iowa


Friday, March 30, 2018 at 8:22 AM
“Betty, Connie and family ~ My prayers are for all of you at this difficult time. May you be wrapped in love, flooded with sweet memories, and feel the peace, the comfort only God can provide. I'm thinking of you...”
- Marcia Steffen
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 2:44 PM
“I want to express my sympathy to all your family for Edna's passing. I grew up about a half mile east of Alice and Amil's farm north and east of Larrabee. My father was Louis Seyer. I met Edna several times through Alice and enjoyed their company. ”
- Stephanie Seyer
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