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Florence Kreager

Florence (Krogman) Kreager, age 98, passed away at the Bethany Nursing Home in Brandon, SD and went to her Heavenly home on March 7, 2015.

Florence was born June 25, 1916, to Frank and Mary Krogman in Ashton, Iowa. In 1941 she was married to Robert C. Kreager in Worthington, Minnesota. They moved to Sioux Falls in 1948. Her husband preceded her in death in 1953. Following his death she completed her nursing education at Sioux Falls Nursing School and became an LPN.

She was employed by Sioux Valley Hospital, Donahoe Clinic, and Central Plains Clinic before retiring in 1980. Following retirement she was a caregiver for the young and the elderly. She volunteered at the Veterans Administration and Sioux Valley Hospital. She was also a Eucharist Minister and member of St. Joseph’s Cathedral, a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Navy Mothers, Catholic Daughters, Prestige Plus, Horizon Sertoma Club and Cathedral Club.

She was a remarkable woman who always cared for others, enjoyed family and friends, loved playing games with grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and bridge with her “bridge buddies”. She cherished her Catholic faith, nurturing her flowers, and she loved animals.

She is survived by her two children: Robert (Carol) Kreager of Sioux Falls and Mary Lea (Robert) Stovall of Tulsa, Oklahoma; 6 grandchildren: Sandra, David, Mark, Lori, James, Heather; 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, 4 brothers and 4 sisters.

Visitation will be at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 11 at 5 PM, with a Scripture Vigil and Catholic Daughters of the Americas Rosary at 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Cathedral of St. Joseph Thursday, March 12, at 2 PM. Interment will be at the Holman Cemetery in Sibley, Iowa. The family requests memorials go to St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Bethany Nursing Home in Brandon, SD, or the Dougherty Hospice House. Blessed be her memory.

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