Obit: Eberhardt, Florence Marie (1920 - 2009)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


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

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) December 2, 2009 

Eberhardt, Florence Marie (October 11, 1920 - 24 November 2009) 

Florence M. Eberhardt, 89, of Neillsville died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, at St. Joseph’ Hospital in Marshfield. 

Florence Marie (Main) Eberhardt was born Oct. 11, 1920, the daughter of Charles W. and Mabel Main in Blue River Township, IN.  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 Oct. 21, 1961, in Oaklandon, IN.  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 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, NC; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  She is further survived by a brother, Charles (Marge) Main of Plainfield, IN; two brothers-in-law, Roland Eberhardt of Eugene, OR, 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; three sisters; a brother-in-law; and two sisters-in-law. 

Funeral services for Florence were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at the Pine Valley Zion Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Pastor Keith Lueneburg officiated.  Virginia Karnitz, organist, provided music.  Burial was in the Neillsville City Cemetery.  Visitation was from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville and Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church. 

Serving as Casketbearers were: 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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