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Florence E. Goede

Florence E. Goede, age 82 of New Germany, died Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

She was born March 23, 1922 at Camden Township, Carver County, the daughter of Otto F. and Anna S. (Westermann) Quaas. She was baptized March 26, 1922 at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer by the Rev. F. W. Erthal; and confirmed by the same April 5, 1936.

Florence married Leland N. Goede June 2, 1945 at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer by the Rev. Elmer Schwandt.

Florence was a loving wife, mom, grandma, and great-grandma. She will always be remembered for her sense of humor.

Florence enjoyed playing cards with her bridge and 500 clubs, and was a member of the New Germany Senior Citizens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leland; a daughter, Linda Hilk; parents Otto and Anna Quaas; sisters Erma Jopp, Helen Ohm, and Anna Mielke; and brothers Gilbert, Marion, Fred, and Otto Quaas.

Florence is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law LeAnn and Gerald Goede, and Karen and Ronald Lehrke, all of New Germany; grandchildren Kelly and Eric Soderholm, Ryan Goede and fiancée Krista Lunow, Todd and Terry Lehrke, Ty and Kristin Lehrke, and Tracy and Scott Johnson; and great-grandchildren Trevor Soderholm, Adam and Aaron Lehrke, Matthew and Madison Johnson, and Sydney Lehrke.

She is further survived by brothers and sisters-in-law Ben and Lila Quaas of Mayer, Wallace and Sylvia Quaas of Chaska, Bernice Quaas of Watertown, Mildred Honebrink of Belle Plaine, and Virginia Goede of New Germany; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 26 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany with the Rev. Allen Holthus officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Casket bearers were Todd Lehrke, Ryan Goede, Scott Johnson, Eric Soderholm, Adam Lehrke, and Aaron Lehrke.

Arrangements were by Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia.

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