Florence Holmes

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Holmes, Florence A.

Florence A. Holmes, 78, Suring, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2013. Florence was born in Townsend, to the late Otto and Hazel (Bennett) Klawitter on Jan. 2, 1935. Florence Klawitter married Orrin Holmes on Sept. 29, 1956, at St. John Lutheran Church in Hayes. After they were married, they raised their family and enjoyed activities together including gardening, berry picking and fishing. Florence was an excellent baker, especially her homemade pies. She loved spending time with her family. She created many happy memories with her grandchildren. Florence was a longtime member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Breed. She worked at Evenflow for 20 years.

Florence is survived by three sons, David Holmes, Bonduel; DuWayne "Dewey" Holmes, Suring; Kenneth (Maddy) Holmes, Pulaski; a daughter, Dawn Holmes, Winneconne; three brothers, Richard "Dick" (Florence) Klawitter, Suring; Mike (Kathy) Klawitter, Claremore, Okla.; John (Jean) Klawitter, Darien, Ga.; two sisters, Edna (Bill) McLaughlin, Whitewater; Sally (Roger) Gustafson, Iron River, Wis.; a brother-in-law, Bob Weiler, Clearwater, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Lynn Klawitter, New Franken; three grandchildren, Krystal (fiance, Mike Udelhoven) Holmes, Tanya (fiance, Victor Tellez) Holmes, Phillip Holmes.

Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Orrin on Oct. 1, 2006; her sister, Audrie Weiler; her brother, Bob Klawitter.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Breed from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Paul Scheunemann officiating. Burial in spring in Breed Union Cemetery. Online condolences can be expressed at www.gruetzmacherfuneralhome.com

Special thank you to Birch Hill Nursing Home in Shawano and its staff for the excellent care offered to Florence during her time of need.

In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Breed.

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Gruetzmacher Funeral Home
116 South Krueger Street Suring, WI 54174
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Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Mar. 26 to Mar. 28, 2013