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Florence Michels, age 100

Posted: 15 December, 2012

Funeral services for Florence Michels age 100 of Laurel will be held at the Evangelical Free Church in Concord on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. She passed away Friday at Lincoln. Visitation will be held at the Evangelical Free Church in Concord on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with family present. Interment will be in the Laurel Cemetery in Laurel.

Memorials may be directed to the Evangelical Free Church of Concord, The Gideon's or Back to the Bible. Officants Rev. Todd Thelen and Rev. Lowell Myers. Arrangements with Hasemann Funeral Home of Laurel.

In Loving Memory
( Age 100 ) Florence Michels  ( Of Laurel)
September 12, 1912     Laurel, Nebraska
Entered Into Rest
December 14, 2012     Lincoln, Nebraska
( Orchard Park Assisted Living  )
A Christian Service
Evangelical Free Church
Concord, Nebraska
Wednesday   10:30 a.m.   December 19, 2012
Rev. Todd Thelen    Rev. Lowell Myers
“In The Garden”  “Under His Wings”
“I’ll Fly Away” “All the Way My Savior Leads Me”
Freeman Quartet  Deb Dickey
Florence’s Grandchildren
Kyle and Gretchen Garrison and Joel Michels
Bob Dahlquist    Bob Dickey   Jim Lipp
Joel Lipp    Arden Olson    Dave Kardell
Honorary Pallbearers
Eleanor Carlson  Lucille Carlson Betty Dahlquist
Mary Dahlquist
Marie George     Carolyn Hanson    Mabel Johnson
Muriel Kardell  Ruby Arduser and Ardyce Linn
Laurel Cemetery Laurel, Nebraska

Memorials May Be Directed To The
Evangelical Free Church of Concord , The Gideon's or Back to the Bible

      Florence Augusta Wilhemina Peterson was born Sept 12, 1912, to Andrew and Ida Christina (Nelson) Peterson on a farm south of Laurel. The youngest of 6 children (Siblings - Gertrude, Gustaf, Carl, Arvid, and Evan Peterson) she grew up on the farm, attended District 86 in Cedar County through the 8th grade, and then cleaned houses and helped family members and her parents as they aged.
Florence married Reinhard Bernhard (R.B.) Michels on November 10, 1945, after he returned from WWII. To them was born 1 son, Dale in 1948. Florence enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, gardening, especially flowers, quilting and making rugs in addition to helping with the operation of Michels Electric. She was a member of the Concord Evangelical Free Church where her father had been a lay pastor and was active in White Cross and Women’s Ministry. She was Secretary for many years of the Laurel Ladies Cemetery Association. In 2005 she moved to Seward, NE, then in 2008 to Lincoln, NE to be closer to her family. She passed away on December 14, 2012, at the age of 100 years and 3 months.
     Florence trusted the Lord as her personal Savior at a young age and lived a life of confidently walking with Jesus. She was diligent in her study of the Bible, worship and active involvement as a Christian in the community.
     Florence was preceded in death by her parents, her 5 siblings and their spouses, several nieces and nephews and her husband R.B. in 2003. She is survived by her son Dr. Dale Michels and wife Roylene of Walton, NE, 3 grandchildren and their spouses, Gretchen (Mrs. Kyle) Garrison, Sheila (Mrs. Brady) Clayton, Joel (Courtney) Michels all of Lincoln and 4 great grandchildren, Gabriel, Zechariah, Kaylee and Isaac Garrison as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families.  At the end, her world was small but her impact was great.


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