Sunday, August 9, 2009
4:00 - 7:00 PM
Ohde Funeral Home
Monday, August 10, 2009
Zion Lutheran Church
Reverend Paul Frank
â€śTurn Your Eyes Upon Jesusâ€?
â€śThe Old Rugged Crossâ€? â€śHow Great Thou Artâ€?
Congregation Sue Heldt, Organist
â€śKnowing You Jesusâ€? Recording by Godz Guyz
Casket Bearers ~ Grandsons
Scott Maasen Kirk Maasen Ryan Maasen
Royce Anthony Kim Brockman Bruce Rutz
Jeff Jahn Karl Rutz
Honorary Casket Bearers ~ Great-grandchildren
Mackenzie Maasen Hunter Maasen
Maclane Maasen Chase Maasen
Merlin Ramsey Wayne Jahn
Manning Cemetery, Manning, Iowa
Florence Louise, daughter of Harry and Laura (Joens) Kruse, was born March 30, 1915 in Crawford County, Iowa and was baptized on July 25 that same year. She attended country school Hayes #7 near her home. Florence was confirmed into the Lutheran Faith on March 29, 1931 and graduated from Manning High School in 1933. Following her graduation she was employed by the Denison Hospital and then worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Anderson, DDS for eight years.
On November 18, 1941 Florence was united in marriage with William Ramsey in Omaha, NE. During Billâ€™s military service, Florence was able to travel with him to various bases. After his honorable discharge they lived in Botna for six years before moving to the family farm in Crawford County for 10 years. After the sudden death of her husband in 1962, Florence moved into Manning. Over the years, Florence served as a cook at the Kiddie Korner Day Care and was a bookkeeper at J&S Feeds. She took great pleasure in being a good homemaker, mother and grandmother.
Florence was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Manning and their Ladiesâ€™ Aid and Braille Group. She and Bill enjoyed participating with the Belleâ€™s & Beauxâ€™s Square Dance Club and Pinochle Card Club. Florence was active in the VFW Auxiliary and received the Governorâ€™s Volunteer Award. She enjoyed flower gardening, crafts, traveling, playing cards and being outdoors. Florence especially enjoyed being with her family. When Florence could no longer live alone, she became a resident of the Manning Plaza Nursing Home in September of 1999. She entered into eternal life on Wednesday, August 5, 2009, at the age of 94 years, 4 months and 6 days.
Preceding her in death are her parents; husband William (Bill); brothers-in-law: William Sander, Ray Brockman, Robert Ramsey and wife Charlotte; Donald Ramsey: Howard Ramsey; sisters-in-law: Doris and husband Amos Rutz; Neva and husband Leroy Hahn; and Barbara Ramsey; and niece Corrine Jahn.
Survivors include her daughter Donna and husband David Maasen of Johnston; three grandsons: Scott Maasen of Scottsdale, AZ; Kirk Maasen and wife Cheri of Westminster, CO and Ryan Maasen of Scottsdale, AZ; four great-grandchildren: Mackenzie and Maclane Maasen and Hunter and Chase Maasen; two sisters Willetta Sander of Denison and Dolores Brockman of Carroll; brother-in-law Merlin Ramsey of Temple City, CA; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church in Manning or the Alzheimerâ€™s Association.