Florence I. Bean-Rohl, 85, of Brainerd, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Services for Florence will be 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, at the United Methodist Church in Motley with the Rev. Greg Ciesluk officiating. Friends are welcome to gather 4-8 p.m. Thursday evening at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter. Interment will follow services at Wildwood Cemetery in Pillager, Minn.
Florence was born Oct. 2, 1923, in Woonsocket, S.D., the daughter of William and Anna (Thompson) Haffner. Family and home were most important to Florence. She loved to read, garden, embroider, sew and crochet. She was a collector of spoons and music boxes. She also collected silver flatware for her grandchildren. Florence liked to travel. She went on an Alaskan cruise for her honeymoon and also enjoyed taking trips with her daughters and grandchildren.
Florence will be missed by her husband, Walter; her daughters, Sharon Martin, Audrey Groshong and Beverly (Bruce Kapitan) Bean; her stepdaughters, Gwen Lumsden, Laurel (John) Park, and Ellen (Elroy) Noreen; her sister, Lila (Ron) Zimney; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Dean; her parents, William and Anna; four brothers; and two sons-in-law.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.
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