Florence M. Degnitz, 87
July 8, 1928 ó Nov. 14, 2015
Florence M. Degnitz (nee Jung), 87, of West Bend, was called home to be with her Lord on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at her home.
She was born July 8, 1928, to the late Oscar and Amelia (nee Wiesner) Jung in West Bend. She went to elementary school in the town of Wayne. On July 20, 1946, she was united in marriage to Willard Degnitz at St. Martinís United Church of Christ in Fillmore. Florence stayed at home and raised their four children. She was a lifelong member of St. Martinís UCC. She was very involved at church as a Sunday school teacher, member of the church choir and the Ladiesí Guild. She was a project leader of the B-Mer-E 4-H Club. Florence was active in the community, volunteering at the Red Cross, Cedar Lake Homes and SHARE. She worked at knitting hats and mittens for the Volunteer Center of Washington County. Florence enjoyed going to Moon Beach Camp for family camp, which she shared with her sonís family for more than 25 years.
Those Florence leaves behind to cherish her memory include her four children, Nancy (James) Eberhardt, Laurel Degnitz, Carolyn (the Rev. Alan) Gumm and the Rev. Thomas (Lori) Degnitz; 10 grandchildren, William Eberhardt, Paul Eberhardt, Dan (Kimberly) Eberhardt, Angela (Joseph) Garofalo, the Rev. Jeremiah (Lisa) Gumm, Joseph (Annie) Gumm, Hannah (Joseph) Mueller, Jonathan Gumm, Sarah Degnitz and Emily Degnitz; 16 great-grandchildren, Brianna Eberhardt, Danika Eberhardt, Miranda Eberhardt, Larissa Eberhardt, Genevieve Garofalo, Dominic Garofalo, Joseph Garofalo, Adelaide Gumm, Matthias Gumm, Clara Gumm, Muriel Gumm, Benjamin Gumm, Evangeline Gumm, Aaron Gumm, Lena Mueller and Gemma Mueller; two brothers, Ralph (Sandra) Jung and Dale (Pamela) Jung; nine sisters, Adeline (Franklin) Held, Joyce Doll, Ruth Gollnick, Bette (Eugene) Laatsch, Judith (Gerald) Fahney, Sharon (Peter) Zirtzlaff, Patricia Jelinek, Sandra (Donald) Rosenthal and Carol (Russell) Fellenz; sister in law, Shirley Jung; and other relatives and friends.
Other than her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Willard; two brothers, Vernon Jung and Lloyd Jung; her in-laws, Robert (Edna) Degnitz and Earl (Laverne) Crass; and Norman (Doreen) Wolf.
A funeral service in remembrance of Florence will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at St. Martinís UCC, (592 Highway H, Fillmore, WI). Burial will follow the service at Fillmore Union Cemetery.
Florenceís family will greet relatives and friends at the church Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of service.
Memorials can be given to The Gideons International, Interfaith Caregivers, St. Martinís UCC or the memorial of your choice.
Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service of West Bend has been entrusted with Florenceís arrangements. More information and online condolences may be expressed at www.myrhum-patten.com.