Florence C. Lein, 85
Blue Earth Florence C. Lein, age 85, passed away peacefully into the arms of her heavenly Father on June 21, 2016 due to complications from Parkinsons. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Hope United Methodist Church, Blue Earth, the Reverend Russ Jacobsen officiated.
She was born on March 31, 1931 to Chester and Leona (Maus) Jones, in Benson. Florence was the oldest of 13 children. The family lived on a farm in Benson and later moved to Remer while Florence was in high school. She stayed in Benson and graduated from Benson High School. She worked at a bank in Benson until she met and married Loren B. Lein on March 7, 1953 in Benson.
The couple first lived in Watson, while Florence worked at the Watson Bank and Loren farmed. They moved to Fort Hood, Texas when Loren served in the Army. Following the service, they welcomed their daughter Renae Suzanne Lein on June 22, 1956 and on July 18, 1959, they welcomed son, David Loren Lein. They made their home in Blue Earth and Florence stayed home with the children until they entered school. She worked with Loren in the State Farm office and, also, in the Blue Earth Public Schools as a teacher’s aide. Florence was active in the Jaycees, Christians Women’s Club, served as the Blue Earth Welcome Wagon Representative, 4-H Leader, Cub Scout Leader, Sunday School and Release Time teacher and enjoyed playing bridge and square dancing.
Florence loved her family and always kept family first after her faith in God. She and Loren were ecstatic with the birth of their four grandchildren: Mackenzie Jo Lein, Lauren Amber Sheibley, Samuel John Sheibley and Nicholas David Lein. They were her pride and joy!
Florence and Loren were married for 59 years, Loren died on June 18, 2012. She lived in their home until falling and breaking her hip, then making her home at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center in 2014. Florence was grateful and thankful for the friends and staff at St Luke’s, for their friendship and care. She enjoyed and treasured daily visits from her family and friends.
Florence was a lover; her kind words, presence, thoughtful gestures and cards will be dearly missed. We are comforted in knowing she is no longer in pain and is free in God’s loving arms and one day we will all be reunited.
Florence is survived by her daughter, Renae Sheibley, of Stevens Point, Wisconsin; son David (Cindy) Lein, of Winnebago; grandchildren, Mackenzie Jo Lein, of Winnebago, Lauren Amber Sheibley, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Samuel John Sheibley, of Stevens Point, Wisconsin and Nicholas David Lein, of Winnebago; extended family, Jeff and Sharon Johnston, Courtney and Luke, of Farmington; siblings, Fern (Donald) Hendrickson, Lily Jones, Sharon Brierly, Debra Battleson, Chester (Georgia) Jones, Richard (Diane) Jones, Stanley Jones, and David (Deb) Jones.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Loren B. Lein; parents, Chester and Leona (Maus) Jones; siblings Clarice Tanberg, Neva Lewis, Linda Jones, and Robert “Bob” Jones.