Obit: Eberhardt, Florence M. (1920 - 2009)



Surnames: Eberhardt, Main, Elmhorst, Kalsow, Sischo, Foti, Lueneburg, Karnitz, Bird 

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Thursday, 26 Nov. 2009 

Eberhardt, Florence M. (11 Oct. 1920 - 24 Nov. 2009) 

NEILLSVILLE -- Florence M. Eberhardt, 89, of Neillsville, died on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. 

Florence Marie (Main) Eberhardt was born Oct. 11, 1920, the daughter of Charles W. and Mabel Main in Blue River Township, Indiana. She graduated from Westland High School as salutatorian of her class in 1938. She worked for many years at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis. 

She was united in marriage to Gerald R. Eberhardt on Oct. 21, 1961, in Oaklandon, Ind. They moved to Neillsville where she enjoyed being a housewife and raising her family and eventually worked as a nurse's aide at Memorial Nursing Home. She also volunteered at the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop. 

Florence was a member of the Pine Valley Lutheran Church and also enjoyed being a member of the Deutscher Club of Clark County. Her main goal in life was tending to and pleasing others. 

Florence is survived by three children, Ruth (Robert) Foti of West Allis, James (Sally) Bird of Neillsville and Russell W. (Debbie) Bird Jr. of Summerfield, N.C; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is further survived by a brother, Charles (Marge) Main of Plainfield, Ind.; two brothers-in-law, Roland Eberhardt of Eugene, Ore., and Alvin (Mary) Eberhardt of Leona; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one infant son, two brothers and three sisters, a brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law. 

Funeral services for Florence will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at the Pine Valley Zion Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Pastor Keith Lueneburg will officiate. Providing music will be Virginia Karnitz, organist. Burial will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery. 

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville and Saturday morning at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service. 

Serving as casket bearers will be Don Elmhorst, Bob Kalsow, Dennis Sischo, Terry Sischo, Chad Foti and Michelle Foti. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, North Hampton, MA 01061-0515. 



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