Florence C. Ehlke, 79

Florence C. Ehlke (nee Fick), 79, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2011. She was born on Jan. 17, 1932 in Slinger to the late Louis and Adela (nee Templeman) Fick.

Florence is survived by her husband of 61 years, Wilmer; children, Steven (Marilyn) Ehlke, Karen (Jeff) Wenzel, and Sharen (Paul) Svien; grandchildren, Kimberly Ehlke, Mark (Annette) Ehlke, Melissa (Michael) DeRuiter, Sarah (Caleb) Kurbis, Branden (Rachel) Wenzel, Kilah (Richard) Terhardt, Jessica, Brittany, and Derek Svien; six great-grandchildren; sister, Doris (Glen) Gerlach, brother-in-law, Roger (Judie) Ehlke, sister-in-law, Cheryl Ehlke.

Her family was everything to her in life, especially her grandchildren. She was a member of David's Star Evangelical Lutheran Church and Jackson Senior Club.

She is preceded in death by her parents; parents in-law, Emil and Esther Ehlke; brothers, Raymond and Donald Fick, and a brother in-law, Delbert Ehlke.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, July 8 at 6 p.m. at Davidís Star Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2750 Davidís Star Dr., Jackson, with Pastor Michael Woldt and Pastor Kurt Loescher presiding. The visitation will be held on Friday, July 8 from 4 p.m. until 5:45 p.m., also at the church. Memorials would be appreciated to Davidís Star Evangelical Lutheran Church or Luther Preparatory School of Watertown, 1300 Western Ave., Watertown, WI 53094. Interment will take place at Davidís Star Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to FMLH oncology staff, Dr. Ritch, and the staff of Cedar Crossings.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family, (262) 338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.