In Memory of

Florentine R. Weber

April 1, 1929 - February 3, 2012
Flornie Weber joined her favorite dance partner, Joe, to keep time with our Lord on Feb. 3, 2012, a week after being diagnosed with cancer. She journeyed on in the loving presence of her children and grandchildren, under the tender care of friends at Heartland Care Center in Marcus, Iowa. A lifelong resident of northwest Iowa, Florentine Rosalinda was born to Nicholas and Catherine (Kemp) Reistroffer on the family farm in Oyens on April 1, 1929, the last of 11 children. Flornie met Joe Weber at a dance. After she finished nurses training at St. Joseph Mercy College of Nursing in Sioux City, they decided to be permanent partners and were united in marriage on August 28, 1951. The farm life she had been raised and nurtured in prepared her as she switched careers to become mother, wife and homemaker for Joe and their family in Marcus. A devout Catholic and living testament to Jesus' generous love and mercy, Flornie was very active with Visitation Parish in Maryhill and later with Holy Name Church in Marcus. Her children and grandchildren benefit from her passion for quilting, as many fine examples of Flornie's handiwork grace their homes. Though born on April 1, she was nobody's fool when a hand of cards was dealt around the kitchen table for a game of pinochle, often with a dish of her favorite ice cream nearby. Flornie's transcontinental legacy of love includes six children and 18 grandchildren, as well as dozens of special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends: Jim (Sue) of Madison, WI, and their children, Ali, Jessi and Jake; Kathy (Larry Paulson) of Plymouth, MN, and their children, Derek Paulson (New York City) and Joelle Paulson; Robert/Bob (Eileen) of Hastings, MN, and their children, Scott West (Portland, OR), Shelly West (Los Angeles, CA) and Kevin; Richard (Kris) of Marcus, IA, and their children, Brent Bennett (Sioux City, IA), Paxton Bennett (West Des Moines, IA) and Josh (Rockwell, IA); John (Carla) of Marcus, IA, and their children, Brian, Ashley and Alex; Chuck of Lexington, KY, and his children, Laura Payne (Dayton, OH) Michelle Payne (Lexington, KY), Sarah Payne (Lexington, KY) and Katelyn.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, February 6, 2012 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus
Father Armand Bertrand
Flornie's Grandchildren Ali Weber Derek Paulson Shelly West Brent Bennett Brian Weber Laura Payne Sarah Payne Jessi Weber Joelle Paulson Paxton Bennett Ashley Weber Jake Weber Scott West Kevin Weber Josh Weber Alex Weber Michelle Payne Katelyn Weber
Visitation will begin at 2:00 P.M. Sunday with the family present from 2:00-4:00 P.M. Sunday afternoon at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Marcus. There will be a prayer service at 4:00 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home.
'On Eagle's Wings' 'Be Not Affraid' 'We Are Many Parts' 'Here I Am Lord'
Holy Name Catholic Cemetery Marcus, Iowa


Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Jim, Kathy, and all the family, I was sorry to read of your mother's death. I offer my sympathy to all of you. It sounded like her death came quite suddenly. As old as we are, the death of the last parent still is a big change in life. My thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Rita Ahmann
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“My sympathies to all of you. What a beautifully written obituary and tribute to your Mom. It painted a perfect picture of her. I will miss her when I visit Marcus. She was always there for us at church, singing in the choir or serving food at funerals, etc. She and your Dad were good friends with Keith's folks, Don & Bonnie DeMers. Praying for you!”
- Sharon (Flanagan) DeMers
Monday, February 6, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“You have my deepest sympathy, Flornie was a wonderful person and she raised a great family. Jim and I were in grade school together at Holy Name. Your mom's laugh was contagious and her smile never ending. She will be greatly missed.”
- Rose Ann Ryan Lennon
Monday, February 6, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“She was a lovely person, some of my best memories of her are being in the basement around a quilt frame,adding stitches to lovely quilts. Her birthday party, when she was a member of the quilters group was lots of fun--she thought the party was for somebody else, until we sang to her.”
- Gail Steffen
Monday, February 6, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss our wonderful visits with Flornie. She was a truly warm and caring person who made the world a better place.”
- Jane, Dan and Evan Cray
Monday, February 6, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“The Weber Family - I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Your Mom & Dad lived north of our farm south of Marcus. My Mom & Dad were Bonnie/Don De Mers. My parents appreciated the friendship that they shared with your Mom & Dad. You have my sympathy for your loss. Your Mother was a gentle soul and now will reap the benefits of that gentleness.”
- Margo & Tom (De Mers) Gates
Monday, February 6, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear about Aunt Flornie's passing. I have so many fond memories of playing on the farm with all the Schafer cousin's and Weber's it was quite a house full! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love Cathy (Schafer) Lewis”
- Cathy Lewis
Monday, February 6, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Great Aunt Flornie. I remember her when she came to visit my mom, Betty (Thola) Doyle and family in Dubuque, IA. (I was about 7 years old) What I remember of Aunt Flornie was that she loved to laugh. Cherish the great moments spent with such a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
- Susan (Doyle) Lorenz
Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“I'm so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Flornie when she went to Grandma Rollings. Many of those times were of them playing cards. My prayers are with your entire family. ”
- Traci Sparks Sanow
Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of Flornies passing...I remember coming down to the farm and the parents played cards and us kids would play on the tire swing on that huge tree...She was a great lady...My sympathy to you all.”
- Sandy (Jenness) Stubbe
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