Florence Brown

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Florence Brown, 83, of Sutherland, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 2 at Church of Christ in Sutherland. Rev. Don Gordon officiated the 1:30 p.m. service. Burial was at Waterman Cemetery in Sutherland.

Casket bearers included Paul Letsche, Joe Gilde, Eric Gilde, Russell Brown, Matt Brown, David Johannsen, Scott Hill, Dennis Dickmeyer and Charlie Larson.

Mrs. Florence Emma Brown, the daughter of Harry and Emma Hill, was born April 15, 1925, in Sutherland. She graduated from Sutherland High School in 1943 and was married to Burton Brown at the groom's parents' home in 1946. She was a member of the Sutherland Church of Christ, the American Legion Auxiliary and served on the Sutherland Library Board for many years.

Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Burton, two brothers and one sister.

Florence Brown is survived by six children: Lonnie, Rick, Dan, Julie, Jan and Nancy and their families, two brothers and two sisters and their families, other relatives and friends.