Florence Brzeznski, 1920-2016

Published 9:51 am Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Funeral services for Florence L. Brzezenski of Albert Lea will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea. The Rev. Christopher Martin will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Friends may call one hour before services at the funeral home.

Florence Brzeznski,

Florence Brzeznski,

Florence died on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea. She was 95.

She was born Aug. 31, 1920, in Erie, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Chris and Johanna (Bach) Bonnerup.

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She married Frank Alexander Brzezenski Aug. 28, 1949. They had lived in Pittsburgh; North Braddock, Pennsylvania; and Bethel Park, Pennsylvania.

Throughout her life she had worked at Loyola Dental School in Chicago, for the Los Angeles Fire Department and then as a dental assistant and typist for the U.S. Government Veteran’s Administration in Pittsburgh from 1949 to 1981. In her later years she moved to the Albert Lea area to be near her family.

Florence enjoyed bowling and traveling, which was highlighted by her trip to Denmark to visit relatives.

She volunteered at the Senior Center and passionately gave to the American Red Cross blood drive.

She is survived by brother-in-law, Kenny Gayken, and sisters-in-law Velma and Maxine Bonnerup, all of Albert Lea.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank; and her siblings Esther and her husband, Elmer Falksen, Charles Bonnerup and his wife, Clara, Ruby Bomgardner, Lois Gayken, Donald Bonnerup, Doris and her husband, Harold Broitzman, Richard Bonnerup and Norman Bonnerup.

Blessed be her memory.