Florine E. Clark

florine  clark
Florine E. Clark age 93, of Ionia, IA passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at MercyOne Medical Center in New Hampton, IA. A Public Graveside Service will be held at 10:00AM, on Friday, July 31, 2020 at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery in Ionia, IA. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery and the Chickasaw County Conservation. Florine Elizabeth Kramer was born on Jaunary 5, 1927 to Anthony and Cecelia (Gilbert) Kramer in New Hampton, IA. She attended and graduated from St. Boniface Catholic School in Ionia, graduating in 1945. Flossie was united in marriage to Harold Clark in a double wedding with Norma Kramer and John Brummond Jr. on June 9, 1949 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia. The couple made their home near Bassett, IA for six years and they then moved to the present day farm north west of Ionia. Besides being a full time mother, she worked numerous years at Weiglein’s Tavern, Dave’s Tap and Ray’s Tap as a cook, waitress and bartender. Flossie enjoyed gardening and flower gardening, fishing, driving her golf cart to tour the farm, reading, and playing cards. She also enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family. Flossie was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, the Church guild, and St. Boniface Bingo. Flossie is survived by her children: Anthony Clark of Kendallville, IN, Kathryn (Larry) McClain of Ionia, IA, Timothy (Lori) Clark of Charles City, IA, Daniel (Sandy) Clark of Ionia, IA, and Richard (Mary) Clark of Ottumwa, IA; 11 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren: sisters Norma Brummond of Ionia, IA and Patricia Balk of Charles City, IA and sister-in-law Judith Kramer of Sugargrove, IL. Flossie is preceded in death by her parents Anthony and Cecelia Kramer; husband Harold on August 15, 1994; infant son Jon; sisters Lucinda Hansen and Lucille Burgart; brother John Kramer; and brothers-in-law Leonard Burgart, John Brummond Jr, Merle Hansen and Harry Balk.

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  1. Clark Family: We were so sorry to hear about your Mother. We have a lot of fond memories of Flossie. She always had something to say and was everybody’s friend. We will keep you in our prayers. Hugs, Bob and Cyndy

  2. Dan, Sandy & family, I’m so sorry to hear of your mother passing, my thoughts & prayers are with you!

  3. My sincere sympathy to Flossie’s kids, Tony, Kathy, Tim, Dan and Dick and their families. I have many great memories of her and have thought of her often over the years – see was indeed a wonderful lady and was always so good to me.

  4. Respectfully sending Condolences to the Clark Family. My years of knowing her and the family are always in my mind and heart. Rest In Peace. Robert Smith

  5. So sorry to hear. Flossie was a remarkably strong woman! She always had a special spot in my memories. God bless her family with peace and comfort.

  6. We all Loved Flossy and her family so sorry for your loss she will have a great time with my mom again as they shared a birthday too

  7. Who won’t miss flossie, had alot of stories and fun with her from cleaning chickens to making saurkraut and I hope the memories will heal your heart..

  8. I have memories of Flossie cooking at the tavern, playing cards, just visiting, sharing stories, etc., she had such a good heart. Our sincere sympathy to all her family. Bob and Peg Brummond

  9. There can be no greater Angel’s in Heaven, then Flossy and Doris. All our love to the Clark family.

  10. To the Clark Family, you have my deepest sympathies. Talk about a lady that was a true treasure, that was Flossie. Always ready with a smile and the time to talk. She will be missed.

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