Obit: Goessl, Florence A. (1918 - 2014)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Bernard, Bohte, Cypher, Fleischmann, Geiger, Goessl, Grinker, Haberman, Helfert, Jakel, Lehman, Seidel, Sobczak, Stefancin, Willger, Wittlinger

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 12/24/2014

Goessl, Florence A. (Cypher) (4 SEP 1918 - 22 DEC 2014)

Florence A. Goessl, 96, Abbotsford, died on Monday, Dec. 22 at Golden LivingCenter-Continental Manor in Abbotsford, where she had resided the past six years.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 27 at 11 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, with Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joe Stefancin officiating. Interment will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Stetsonville. Pallbearers are her grandsons, Gary, Andy and Mark Goessl, Brian, Pat and Paul Lehman, Scott Geiger and Luke Fleischmann.

Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.

The former Florence Cypher was born on Sept. 4, 1918 in the town of Deer Creek to Andrew and Hermine (Jakel) Cypher. She attended Spruce Grove Elementary School in the town of Deer Creek.

On April 14, 1937 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, she married Clarence Goessl, who preceded her in death on March 22, 1988. They farmed in the town of Little Black from 1942 to 1975. She resided in Stetsonville, then in 2004 resided at Country Gardens in Medford for periods of time.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Catholic Order of Foresters. She enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening and sewing.

Survivors include seven children, Mary Ann Lehman, Norbert (Joanne) Goessl, and Joyce Grinker, all of Medford, Charles (Judy) Goessl of Caledonia, Margaret (Frank) Bohte of Dorchester, Betty (Tom) Geiger of Stetsonville and Theresa (John) Fleischmann of Stratford; two sisters, Beatrice Helfert of Colby and Dorothy (Casey) Sobczak of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; 21 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her father, Andrew Cypher; her mother, Hermine Haberman; she was preceded in death by four siblings, Clarence Cypher, Catherine Seidel, Marie Bernard and Marcella Wittlinger; and two sons-in-law, Delmar "Del" Lehman and William "Bill" Grinker.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for future designation.

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