Obit: Edwards, Florence L. #2 (1914 - 2004)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Edwards, McAbee, Drews, Friske, Shulist, Pape

----Sources: Scrap book one: by Elsa Lange Hardrath & Dorthaleen Edwards Hardrath

Contributed by Halbert "Bud" Hardrath

Edwards, Florence L. (11 May 1914 - 26 July 2004)

Florence L. Edwards, 90, former Stevens Point resident, died Monday, July 26, 2004, at Froedert Lutheran Hospital in Milwaukee.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Roger McAbee officiating. Burial will take place in Restlawn Memorial Park in the town of Grand Rapids. Friends may call from noon until time of service Friday at the Church. A memorial is established in her name for the Alzheimer’s Association. Boston Fuenral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Florence was born May 11, 1914, in Wilton to the late Otto and Clara (Drews) Friske. She moved to Greenwood as a youngster and attended schools and high school there. She attended Wausau Business College. After school she worked at Wuetrick Creamery in Greenwood a number of years.

Florence was married to Herschel E. Edwards on June 20, 1947, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Loyal. Herschel died June 4, 1997.

They settled in Stevens Point. She and her husband lived in Rozwell, N. M., for a time while Herschel served in the military and later returned to Stevens Point.

She enjoyed traveling, homemaking and being with her family. She was an active volunteer in the community and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, their Altar Guild, Ladies Aid, and Golden Trinity’s. She also was a member and past officer of Barbara Rebekah Lodge No. 9.

She is survived by two daughters, Joyce (Anthony) Shulist of Menomonee Falls and Janet (James) Pape of Cudahy. She also is survived by three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Florence was preceded in death, besides her husband, by two brothers and one sister.



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