Aberdeen, SD-Funeral service for Florence Lehr, 86, of Aberdeen will be 10:00 am, Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Aberdeen. The Rev. Jon Damaska will officiate.
Entombment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Aberdeen.
Florence died November 11, 2019 at Prairie Heights Healthcare.
Florence was born May 29, 1933 to Anton and Magdalena (Gabriel) Heilman at Bowdle, SD. She attended school at Modesta Township Country School until moving with the family to Roscoe, SD in 1945. She graduated from Roscoe High School with the class of 1952 and moved to Aberdeen in 1953. She worked at Heinzman Grocery until 1955.
Florence was united in marriage to Marvin A. Lehr on October 18, 1955 at Roscoe. They farmed until 1973, then moved to Britton, SD where they purchased the local motel, Rainbow Club, sale barn and farmland in the Hecla, SD area. In 1992, they sold their businesses and moved to Aberdeen, where they purchased and operated Lakeside Estates until 2000. After selling their business, they retired to their hobby farm near Aberdeen.
Florence enjoyed spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to cook and bake for her family. She also enjoyed embroidery, reading, collecting cookbooks, and gardening flowers.
She was a member of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Aberdeen, Puritan Lady’s Aide Circle, and Women of the Moose. In her spare time, Florence volunteered at the Moose Lodge and her church.
Grateful for having shared Florence’s life are her sons, Glenn (Sande) Lehr of Britton, SD and Clyde (Colleen) Lehr of Aberdeen; sister-in-law, Virginia Heilman of Winner, SD; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Florence is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Marvin (12-22-2002), three brothers, Clarence, Floyd, and Christ Heilman, and one sister, Lenora Malsam.
Honorary Casketbearers will be Florence’s family and friends, Members of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ and Aberdeen Moose Lodge.
Casketbearers will be Brent Gunderson, Jeramy Stark, Joe Stark, Amber Lehr, Heather Pagel, Melissa Stark and Danielle Theye.
Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory of Aberdeen has been entrusted with arrangements.