Florence M. Wilhelmi was born Sept. 16, 1932, in Struble, the daughter of Peter and Rose (Block) Wilhelmi. Flossie was baptized and later confirmed at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Struble. Flossie attended grade school in Struble.
Due to a childhood illness, Flossie faced many challenges in her life. However, she remained positive and determined to live her life to the fullest. She lived at home with her parents until her father passed away.
Flossie lived for a short time at Hope Haven in Rock Valley, Iowa before moving to the Abbey of Le Mars in January of 1980. For more than 30 years, The Abbey was home for Flossie. Flossie worked for a brief time at Life Skills Training Center in Le Mars.
Flossie was a longtime member of St. Joseph's Parish in Struble until becoming a member of St. Joseph's Parish in Le Mars.
Through the years, Flossie enjoyed corresponding with family and friends. She had a terrific memory and could recite the names and birthdates of most everyone she knew. She enjoyed visiting with everyone she met. She loved listening to music and singing. She will be greatly missed.
Survivors include her sisters: Mildred Hamman (Jim), of Kingsley, and Marlys Kufner (George), of Pine City, Minn.; one niece and six nephews; and 10 great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Rose Wilhelmi; and a nephew: Brian Best.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Kevin Richter of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars will celebrate mass. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Friday with the family present after 6 p.m., all at Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. There will be a parish rosary at 4 p.m. and a scriptural prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the funeral home. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.