Funeral servies for Mrs. Florence Mincer, 91, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m., today, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, at Warner Chapel of Spencer. Rev. Dale Hodges will officiate the service.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Interment will be held at North Lawn Memorial Park of Spencer.
Florence passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, at Spencer Hospital.
Florence Rozella Mincer, the daughter of John and Tena Klaassen Abels, was born March 23, 1916, in George. Her childhood years were spent in Sibley, where she was raised on a farm east of Sibley and received her education, graduating from Sibley High School. Following high school, she taught school for a short time and then began nursing, which was her first love. She began training in the Sibley Hospital and then Watertown, S.D. until moving to Spencer, where she worked for several years.
Florence married Donald Ervin Mincer on March 9, 1946, in Jackson, Minn. To this union were born three children: John, Linda and Donald. Following their marriage, they farmed near Cresco, for six years. They moved to Macedonia, they helped Don's brother, Lyle in his business and then they moved to Riverside, Calif., where she worked in housing for 16 years. They moved to Spencer, in 1987 and she worked in home health, which she thoroughly enjoyed, until her retirement in 1998. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Spencer.
In 1996, she married Robert Vanderhoff in Spencer.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, John; her husband, Donald in 1993; and two brothers: Hazen Ables and Buster Ables.
Florence is survived by her husband, Robert Vanderhoff of Spencer; her children: Linda Moore of Rustburg, Va., and Don Mincer Jr. and his wife, Cheryl of Early; her stepchildren: Joan Klingsheim and her husband, Gilbert of Graettinger, Janet Larson of St. Charles, Ill., Betty Nybakken and her husband, Rev. Vernon of Kelso, Wash., Tom Mincer and his wife, Janet of Encino, Calif., Russell Vanderhoff and his wife, Marlys, and Nancy Eaton all from Spencer; 21 grandchildren; several step grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; and several great- grandchildren.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.