Florence Malmrose

Florence Rose (nee Zurell), was born on May 11, 1925 and went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 27, 2013. Florence grew up in the Bronx, NY, where her family owned a local grocery and delicatessen. She married Viljo (Bill) Malmrose on September 11, 1948. Lovingly, she raised four children, Paul, Joan, Roy, and Linda, on John Circle in Norwood, NJ and was proud of each of them. They married Susan, Danny, Cynthia, and Francis, respectively. Florence is survived by her children, sister, Louise Adams, grandchildren Katherine, Julie, Alex, Andrew, Jana, and great-grandchildren Chace and Layla. She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and treasured time with her family. Florence worked for St. Paul's Lutheran Church, the Norwood Planning Board, and Norwood Board of Education for over 20 years. For vacations, she loved spending time with friends in St. John and the Hamptons. Florence was a devoted mother, an avid baker - known for her delicious apple pies - and an active member at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Closter, NJ. She retired to Lake Ridge in Toms River, NJ and became an involved member of the community and Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Florence was thankful for her friends at Holy Cross, especially Bill Valle. She was committed to teach children about Jesus and was a dedicated caretaker of her husband for many years after he became disabled. Recently, she moved to Texas to be closer to Joan's caring family. She was always friendly and caring to neighbors and strangers, wherever she lived. She is preceded in death by her mother, Olga, brother, Ben, father, Karl, husband, Viljo, son-in-law, Danny, and daughter-in-law, Cynthia. Always seeking to help others, she gifted her earthly remains for research in honor of her daughter's medical profession. A memorial service will be conducted at 9:30 AM on October 30th at the Lakeside Lutheran Church at 1101 South FM 270, League City, TX 77573. In lieu of flowers contributions would be appreciated to: Habitat for Humanity, Pleasant Plains; First Aid Squad, 45 Clayton Ave., Toms River, NJ 08755; or Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1500 Hopper Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753.
Published in The Record on Oct. 30, 2013