Alice Florke

Saturday, August 8, 2009
Alice Florke

Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Florke, 92, of Sutherland, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at United Methodist Church of Sutherland. Rev. Jud Stover will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Interment will take place at 2:30 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Pierson.

Mrs. Florke passed away Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at Sutherland Care Center.

Alice Jane (Petersen) Florke was born June 16th, 1917, in Nausha, Minn., the daughter of Charles and Eva (Augusta) Petersen. She graduated from Pierson High School in 1936.

She was married to Amil Florke on Sept. 1, 1936, near Pierson. After their marriage they farmed in the Pierson area until 1946 when they relocated to a farm near Larrabee where they farmed until retiring to Sutherland in 1970.

Among her numerous achievements, she worked 16 years at MHI in Cherokee, Hospice volunteer for over 20 years, plus various church activities and community organizations.

She was preceded in death by her husband Amil in 1991; two infants; parents; two brothers; and two sisters.

Alice is survived by two sons: Larry and Barbara of Defiance, Ohio, and Donald and Marcia of Cherokee; four sisters: Edna, Carol, Mildred and Eunice; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Sanford Hospice of Sheldon.

Warner Funeral Home of Sutherland is in charge of arrangements.