Florence B. Childs, 98
North Mankato/Elmore Florence B. Childs, age 98, of North Mankato, formerly of Elmore, died on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 at Oak Terrace Assisted Living.
A Memorial Service was held at Mankato Mortuary. Burial will be in Sherburn, at a later date.
Florence was born on Oct. 23, 1921 in Buffalo Center, Iowa. She graduated from Sherburn High School. Florence raised four daughters on a farm near Elmore. She worked for Sears for many years in Blue Earth. Florence was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Elmore. She was a member of the church choir and ladies aid. Florence enjoyed reading, singing, crossword puzzles, flower gardening, and playing dominos. Florence loved her family, family always came first.
Florence is survived by her four daughters, Melanie Stenzel, of Thief River Falls, Denise Wolf, of Elmore, Marcia (Arnie) Swanson, of Elmore, and Pam Childs, of North Mankato; grandchildren, Jennifer (Steve) Kriel, of Thief River Falls, Caleb (Ayrica) Franke, of Frost, Chelsey (Andy) Larsen, of Fairmont, Kelly J. Miller, of North Mankato, Analicia Swanson, of Elmore and Bailee Swanson, of Elmore; great-grandchildren, Rylyn and Rhys Larsen and Sadie Franke; two sisters, Elsie Johnson of Washington and Doreen Adams, of Austin. She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Scott Stenzel; and brothers and sisters.