Florence M. Kluessendorf

Nov. 8, 1915 - March 27, 2006

Florence M. Kluessendorf, a lifelong resident of Waukesha, died Monday, March 27, 2006, at Avalon Square at age 90. She was born Nov. 8, 1915, in Waukesha, the daughter of Henry and Frieda (Kuehn) Kluessendorf.

Florence was a graduate of Waukesha High School and Miss Brown’s Business School. She was employed as a secretary for Waukesha Foundry for more than 30 years. Florence was an active member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for more than 30 years and church librarian. She also volunteered at LindenGrove for several years. In her early years, Florence loved to travel throughout the United States, and continued to take day trips well into her late 70s and early 80s.

Florence will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her brothers, Henry Jr. and Frederick "Fred," and by her sister, Harriet Kluessendorf.

Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the noon funeral service Thursday, March 30, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 700 Beechwood Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Arthur Koepsell will be officiating. A procession to Prairie Home Cemetery for burial will immediately follow the service.

The family of Florence would like to thank the staff at Avalon and others who have been involved in her care over the past several years.

Memorials may be made to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 700 Beechwood Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186, or to Avalon Square, 222 Park Place, Waukesha, WI 53186.

For more information, call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609 or visit www.waukeshafuneralhome.com for online obituaries, directions or condolences.