Florence Mary Throndson
February 4, 1929 ~ May 17, 2011
Florence M. Throndson, age 82, of New Hampton, IA passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton, surrounded by her loving family. Florence Mary Schwickerath was born February 4, 1929 to Herman and Catherine (Dockendorf) Schwickerath on the family farm in North Washington, IA. She attended Lawler and New Hampton schools. On November 20, 1947 Florence was united in marriage to Irvin Throndson at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Hampton. The couple resided in New Hampton all of their married life. In addition to raising 15 children, she opened her heart and home to many others, young and old. She was an inspiration and perfect example of God’s love for her children and grandchildren. Florence willingly gave of her time and talents to her church and community. She enjoyed crocheting, baking, volunteering, cross word puzzles and playing cards; her special joy being her grandchildren. She was a member and past president of Catholic Daughters of America and Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women. As an active member of St. Joseph’s Center she served as Eucharistic Minister, Lector, Choir Member, Parish Council and School board. Florence is survived by her loving husband, Irvin; their children, Lynn (Jane) Throndson of New Hampton, Larry (Darlene) Throndson of New Hampton, Chris Throndson of Fredericksburg, Allen Throndson of Riverdale, UT, Shirley (Ed) Hoffman of Ionia, Betty Throndson (Judy Bachman) of Phoenix, AZ, Tim (Joann) Throndson of Raleigh, NC, Paul (Linda) Throndson of Corinth, TX, Annette (Bill) Webb of Hampton, VA, Theresa Williams of Waco, TX, Pamela (Jeff) Novotny of Shell Rock, Angela (Gerard) Glaser of New Hampton and Jennifer (Rodney) Knutson of New Hampton; her brothers Ray Schwickerath of Fredericksburg and Mark (Theresa) Schwickerath of New Hampton; her sisters, Margie (Palmer) Rurup of Humboldt, IA, Sister Lucia Schwickerath of St. Paul, MN and Patty Stricke of Rochester, MN; sister-in-law, Dolly Schwickerath of New Hampton; her 38 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Julie; son, Michael, five grandchildren, Jeremy, Danielle, Justin, Katie, Cora and brother, Virgil Schwickerath. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, Florence’s preferred charity is the Sisters of St. Benedict of St. Paul Monastery. Their website can be found at www.stpaulsmonastery.org. For further contact information please contact 651-777-8181 or email: email@example.com. Cemetery: Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, New Hampton. Visitation: Visitation for Florence will be at 4:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 4:30p.m., and concludes with a Scripture Service at 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2011 at St. Joseph’s Gathering Space in New Hampton. Visitation will continue at the Gathering Space one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30am on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph’s Center in New Hampton with Father Mark Osterhaus celebrating the mass.