Passed away April 27, 2014 at Countryside Manor at the age of 96. She was born on July 19, 1917 to Adrian and Wilhelemina DePagter. Florence was united in marriage with her husband, John in Oostburg on June 11, 1938. Before Florence was married she worked at Muesbeck Shoe Factory in Cedar Grove. She attend school at Harmony School in the Town of Wilson and was a member at St. Paul's UCC. In her free time Florence enjoyed crocheting, sewing and planting flowerbeds.
Florence is survived by her children Robert (Lynda) Verhelst, James Verhelst and Cheryl Roszak; grandchildren Lori (Kerry) Boggs of MI, Theresa (Mike) Moran of MN, Mary (Ted) Roskens of MI, Tamma Hoerz (Mike Wappler), Jon (Gretchen) Verhelst, Gretchen Verhelst, Patrick (Debbie) Verhelst of Howards Grove, Peggy (James) Fischer, Ryan Pozenel and Celeste Verhelst of Milwaukee; 17 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Wilma (Raymond) Potter, Elizabeth Verhelst and Susan Verhelst. She is further survived by nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Rogene Guske, son Philip, 2 great-grandchildren; brothers Renee (Mabel) DePagter, Harvey (Gertrude) DePagter, Willie (Lydia) DePagter; sister and brothers-in-law Edna (Samuel) Rogers, Angeline (Milton) Gartman, Wilma (Ervin) Harmelink, Wilbert Verhelst, Jake (Jeanette) Huibregtse, Jenny (Cornealius) Buteyn, Dan (Helen) Verhelst, Hester (John) Kuester and Lester Verhelst.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St. Sheboygan, from 9:30 A.M. until the time of memorial service at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers memorials in her name are appreciated. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Countryside Manor for their loving care of Florence.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.reinboldfh.com.
Published in Sheboygan Press on Apr. 29, 2014
Reinbold Novak Funeral Home
1535 South 12th Street Sheboygan, WI 53081