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Louise L. Florence - 69

3/23/1948 - 2/12/2018

Clinton, Iowa

Louise L. Florence, age 69 of Clinton, passed away Monday, February 12, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center North. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Steve Pecchio, Todd Florence, Brian Strunk, Doug Stegenga, Doug Massa and Darrell Van Scoyoc. Louise was born in Clinton on March 23, 1948, the daughter of Alvin and Theresa (Thielen) Dohrn. She graduated from Northeast High School in 1966. Louise married Danny Florence on September 16, 1967 in Preston, Iowa. Louise was a secretary with the Clinton School System at Horace Mann Elementary and later in the Human Resource Department at Roosevelt. Following her retirement she served as secretary with the Clinton Regional Development Corporation. Louise was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, PEO and a past member of the Clinton Country Club and Valley Oaks. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed following them in all their activities. She enjoyed golfing and her garden of flowers. Louise is survived by her husband Danny; two children, Brad (Bev) Florence of Peosta, Iowa and Tricia (Paul) Nederhiser of Ely, Iowa; six grandchildren, Matthew, Brandon, Ziana, Kingston, Natalie and Nathan; her brother, Alvin J. (Lois) Dohrn of Ankeny, Iowa and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Theresa. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com

Visitation:

Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.

Service:

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.

23 Comments

  • Kelly Wright

    on 02/13/18

    Words can't express how deeply sorry I am for Louise and her family. She was a wonderful woman. I was blessed to have her as a friend. She'll be sorely missed by all. Keeping everyone in my prayers. Hugs to all.
  • Tammy Rundall

    on 02/13/18

    Tricia: I am so very sorry for your loss...I am stunned and wish there was something I could do to help you and all who love your mom. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. May your many wonderful memories of the love and laughter give you some sort of comfort in the days to come.
  • Connie and Roger Adkins

    on 02/13/18

    I am sick with the news of Louise. So many people will miss her. God has a purpose for our Earth angel. She will many great things in heaven just like on Earth. So sadly missed. Sorry for your loss Dan to you and all the kids. Roger and I are out of town. Please know your family are in our prayers
  • Connie and Roger Adkins

    on 02/13/18

    I am sick with the news of Louise. So many people will miss her. God has a purpose for our Earth angel. She will many great things in heaven just like on Earth. So sadly missed. Sorry for your loss Dan to you and all the kids. Roger and I are out of town. Please know your family are in our prayers
  • Diana Harding Weissenberger

    on 02/13/18

    Brad, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
  • Jane Mayer

    on 02/13/18

    Please remove my error in blue above Jane Mayer says. Thank you Jane
  • Sue Watkins

    on 02/14/18

    Louise was such a kind and wonderful person, always taking the time to talk and make a person feel special. Heaven gained a beautiful angel.
  • Keith & Shirleen Jackson

    on 02/14/18

    Our deepest sympathy. Many fond memories of her through the years with her beautiful smile and always time to help- PTA, CHS band, Zion Choir to name just a few.
  • Richard Specht

    on 02/14/18

    Brad and Dan, I am so sorry to hear this news, my thoughts and prayers are with your entire family in this tough time. The game of golf has lost a great lover of the game. Golf’s loss is heavens gain.
  • Jennifer Graf

    on 02/14/18

  • Michael Bell

    on 02/14/18

    My heart aches to hear about Louise! Since moving to Clinton in Dec of 2014 Dan and Louise have been our neighbors. She was always so sweet to my wife and I and our two little boys. I will always remember her smile. I will miss seeing her outdoors this spring and summer tending to her plants and flowers. My wife and I are praying for Dan and the rest of the family in this very difficult time.
  • Amy Courtney

    on 02/14/18

    Tricia, my heart broke when I heard of your tragic loss. I cannot begin to imagine the pain you must be feeling. Please know that your mother will be in my prayers, as will you.
  • Mike and Chris Powell

    on 02/14/18

    We are so sorry for your loss and will hold your family in our prayers. I enjoyed Louise so much in band boosters and always enjoyed working with her. She will be missed. Chris
  • Matt Frett

    on 02/14/18

    My Thoughts and prayers go out to the Florence Family and i will always remember her from Horace Mann.
  • Angela(Angie) James-Shipman

    on 02/14/18

    Mr. Florence, Brad and Trisha, we are so sorry for your loss. Had lunch with your Mom/wife and my Mom last year when I was back in town. It was so good to catch up on your family. Your Mom/wife was always such a happy, positive person. She will be missed. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. Angela and Russ Shipman
  • Gary Ziskovsky

    on 02/14/18

    My sincerest condolences to Tricia and her family at this difficult time. Gary Ziskovsky
  • Ron and June Drury

    on 02/14/18

    Dan and all the family we send our deepest sympathy.So very sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers.
  • Jim and Debbie Bruhn

    on 02/15/18

    Our deepest sympathies to the Florence family. Louise was a very caring and thoughtful person.
  • Ida Lorenz

    on 02/15/18

    I always enjoyed chatting with Louise when we worked for the Clinton School District. She was a great and fun woman and will be fondly remembered. My sincerest condolences to your family.
  • Josi DeMoss

    on 02/16/18

    I am so sorry for your loss! I had only met Florence a few times as my aunt worked with her, but she was always so sweet! She will definitely be missed by many.
  • Dennis Duerling

    on 02/16/18

    Dan, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Louise was always a cheerful, loyal secretary for the Clinton Community Schools. May God open his arms and embrace her on her arrival in Heaven.
  • Richard and Ember Madsen

    on 02/17/18

    So sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
  • Philip and Gail (Madsen) Koch

    on 02/19/18

    Dan and Family: We were so sorry and surprised to read of Louise's passing. You have our deepest sympathy. We were unable to attend the visitation/funeral as Gail is recovering from a broken leg making travel difficult. But we continue to pray for comfort as you cope with this loss.

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