FLORENCE E. DESCHAINE, 85 ROCKFORD - Florence E. Deschaine, 85, of Rockford, passed away Friday April 19, 2013, at Swedish American Hospital after an extended illness with her family by her side. Florence was born March 16, 1928, in Clinton, Wis., the daughter of Axel Gunnar and Hulda Eliza Lundgren Larson. She married Robert Deschaine on June 11, 1949, and he preceded her in death on May 28, 1983. Florence was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness. She loved her Saturday visits from her extended family of four generations. Florence enjoyed working word search puzzles and watching her favorite shows, Wheel of Fortune and The Price is Right and eating her chocolate. Whenever she was out with her family, everyone she would meet made the comment "what a cute little grandma she was" and she always had a smile on her face. Florence is survived by her children, Alan Deschaine, Russell Deschaine and wife Linda, Sherry Luckie and husband Kenny, Karen Williamson and husband Johnny, Susan Deschaine; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; sister, Esther Hanson; brother, Carl Larson. Memorials are suggested to the family. Florence was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; daughter, Rose Marie Deschaine Young; daughter-in-law, Barbara Deschaine, and numerous brothers and sisters. A service to celebrate Florence's life will be at 2 p.m. Monday April 22, at Sunset Funeral Home 8800 N. Alpine Road in Machesney Park. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Apr. 20 to Apr. 21, 2013