Florence I. Heimberg

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Florence I. Heimberg, 93, of Pine Island, died Friday, July 4, 2014, at Pine Haven Care Center.

She was born Oct. 16, 1920, in Mower County, rural Grand Meadow, to Floyd and Lela (nee Olson) Robb. She attended country school through the eighth grade. Florence worked as a residential housekeeper, and also worked at the Kahler Hotel for 30 years working as a supervisor in the linen room. On July 1, 1939, she married Fred Heimberg in Berne. They lived in rural Byron, rural Pine Island and later moved to town.

Florence was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Pine Island, participated in home extension group, the county line birthday club, and the craft group at the Pine Island Senior Citizens Center. She enjoyed playing cards, word puzzles and loved country music and the Twins. Florence also enjoyed spending time with her family.

Florence is survived by her children, Frederick (Rosemary) Heimberg of Pine Island, Rozena (Thomas) Rydstrom of Brighton, Colo., Cathy (Marlin) Swee of Rochester and Joe (Gerri) Heimberg of Pine Island; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Duane Robb of Rochester.

Florence is preceded in death by her husband, Fred, who died March 4, 1988; granddaughter, Connie Dose; sisters, Gretchen Robb, Alice Larsen, Helen Nelson and Ruth Shane; and brothers, Albert and Floyd Robb Jr.

Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, at the United Methodist Church in Pine Island, with Pastor Carolyn Westlake officiating. Burial will be in Berne Cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials are preferred to Pine Island Area Home Services, United Methodist Church, or to Season's Hospice.


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Mahn Family Funeral Home
1624 37th Street Northwest
Rochester, MN 55901
(507) 280-0311
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Published in The Post-Bulletin on July 7, 2014