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Florence A. Vieau, 89

Florence Agnes Vieau, age 89, of Buffalo, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Sunrise Cottages, Buffalo.

She was born Jan. 20, 1922, in Browerville, to John and Mary (Wrobel) Goligowski.  Florence attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Elementary School in Browerville, and was a 1939 graduate of Browerville High School. 

Florence married Hector “Bob” Vieau May 24, 1952, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Minneapolis.  Florence and Bob farmed near Waverly until 1982, when they retired and  moved to rural Maple Lake.

Florence was a faithful  member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Waverly, and St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Clearwater. 

Above all, she loved and cared for her family and enjoyed her grandchildren.  She spent many happy hours dancing, sewing, and gardening.

Florence will be lovingly missed by her five children, Rick of Waverly, Brian of Sauk Rapids, Joy (Wayne) Westphal of Vadnais Heights, Mona (Richard) Lehman of Blaine, and Amy (Glenn) Steffen of Chanhassen; five grandchildren, Penny Westphal, Annie Lehman, and Blake, Carter, and Abby Steffen; sisters Albina Biermaier, Irene Benning, both of Clarissa, and Mary (Ron) Nelson of Jenson Beach, FL; a brother, Herman (Norma) Goligowski of Carmichael, CA; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hector; a brother, Roman Goligowski; and sisters Justine Lopata, Catherine Carlson, and Tillie Brown.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly with Fr. Kenneth O’Hotto officiating.  Burial followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery. 

Friends called Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish Center, Waverly; and Wednesday, at the church one hour prior to services.  There was a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care of Maple Lake. Obituary, guestbook and video tribute online at www.dingmannfuneral.com.