Florence Thompson, 1923-2014

Published 9:37am Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Florence B. Thompson, 91, of Waseca died Monday, June 9, 2014, at Lake Shore Inn in Waseca.

Florence Thompson
Florence Thompson

Born in Sheldon, Iowa, on May 26, 1923, Florence was the daughter of Henry and Sadie (Dykstra) Bremer. She attended school in North Dakota.

On March 27, 1953, she married George Thompson in Albert Lea. During World War II she lived in Patterson, N.J., and worked at a venetian blind business. She later worked at Wilson & Co. in Albert Lea until 1964. She then worked doing daycare for many families in the New Richland and Waseca area for several years.

She was a member of Vista Covenant Church in Waseca County, where she was a member of the Covenant Women and assisted with vacation Bible school. Florence was an inspiration with her faith and smile. She was a loveable person and always thought of others first. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by one daughter, Cindy (Brian) Lewer, of Waseca; three grandchildren, Stacy (Andrew) Hadt of Owatonna, David (Jennika) Lewer of Waseca and Christine Lewer of Raleigh, N.C.; five great-grandchildren, Riley, Carter, and Abigail Hadt and Landon and Liam Lewer; siblings Alice Flim of Albert Lea, Jeppe (Charlotte) Bremer of Blooming Prairie, John Bremer of Seattle, Sidney (Audrey) Bremer of Albert Lea, Sadie (Edward) DeJong of Arizona City, Ariz.; one brother-in-law, Harold (Helen) Thompson, of New Richland and many nieces and nephews. She was a second grandma and mother to many.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters and two brothers.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services in Waseca and will continue one hour before service at the church on Friday.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Vista Covenant Church in Waseca County with the Rev. Steve Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at Hartland Cemetery.