Florence King, 90

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Funeral services for Florence Louise King, 90, of Albert Lea, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hollandale Conservative Congregational Church. The Rev. William Bankester will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Florence died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at Albert Lea Medical Center.
Florence Louise King was born on Nov. 29, 1918, to Calvin and Edna (Spencer) Randall in Marshalltown, Iowa. Florence moved from Iowa to Hollandale in 1927. She attended Hollandale schools. Florence met her future husband on her knees in an onion field. She married Charles (Tommy) King on Jan. 4, 1941, in Adell, Iowa. Florence worked for the Hollandale Marketing Association for 23 years and then at Streater’s in Albert Lea until retiring in 1981. She attended the Hollandale Conservative Congregational Church in Hollandale for many years before being baptized and joining in 1949. She was devoted to her husband of 62 years and their children and two granddaughters. Florence also had the opportunity to meet three of her great-grandchildren, Dillon, Marina Bae and Meaghan before she died. She has one other great-grandson, Aidan. Florence was a very thoughtful and caring person.  Always looking for ways to help family and friends. She enjoyed embroidering dish towels and pillow cases to give as gifts and loved the time she spent bowling and going on bus tours with Tommy. She will be missed by many.
Survivors include her daughter, Janice and husband, Jim Dittmar, of Delta, Colo.; granddaughters: Tami and husband, Kevin Graham, and Kimberly and husband, Stephen Wright; great-grandchildren: Dillon and Marina Bae Graham, Meaghan and Aidan Wright, along with many wonderful nieces and nephews.
Florence was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, four sisters and two brothers.
Memorials are preferred to Crossroads Community Hospice.

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