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Florentine Huegel

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Florentine E. Huegel age 94 of Ionia, IA, died Wednesday evening, November 4, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 9, 2015, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia with Rev. Mark Osterhaus officiating the Mass. Organist for the service is Ann Bennett accompanying the Immaculate Conception Men's Choir. Lector will be Linda Huegel with Gerry Roethle, Patricia Schmitt and Dan McPhetridgel presenting the offertory gifts. Interment will be in St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery, Ionia with Ryan Huegel, Kyle Huegel, Jeff Huegel, Eric Huegel, Scott Huegel, Randy Weber and Andrew Mai as pallbearers. Friends may greet the family from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton where there will be a 4:00 p.m. rosary and a 5:30 p.m. parish scripture service. Visitation continues Monday an hour prior to the Mass at church. Florentine Emma Huegel was born November 10, 1920, in rural Hubertus, WI, the daughter of George and Emma (Hansen) Stuettgen. She received her education in the Plat Country School near Plat, WI. On September 19, 1944, at St. Columba Catholic Church in Lake Five, WI, she was united in marriage to Leonard Huegel. To this union eleven children were born. Florentine and her husband raised their family on the farm where Florentine provided for all her familys needs. She grew and cultivated from her immense garden providing fresh and canned food every year. She was always busy making bread and biscuits and providing delicious meals for her family. She loved caring for all the details of raising her ever growing family. Florentine was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and Guild in Ionia. She was also active in the St. Boniface Quilting group. Her faith and family were the light of her life. Survivors include her ten children, George (Linda) Huegel of Ionia, Vince (Jenny) Huegel of Charles City, Len (Donna) Huegel of LaCrescent, MN, Georgiana (Ralph) Weber of Hartford, WI, Mike (Deb) Huegel of Winona, MN, Mary Jane Rietveld of Des Moines, Mark Huegel of North Washington, Neal (Jean) Huegel of New Hampton, Kevin Huegel of Cedar Falls and Alice Huegel of Des Moines, IA; 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one brother, Jim (Joanne) Stuettgen of West Bend, WI; four sisters; Emmy Neureuther of Milwaukee, Georgiana Ingelli of Oak Creek, WI, Mary Jo Dillett of Milwaukee and Ceil (Don) Pryor of Jackson, WI. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard in 1985; a son, Paul in 1977, her parents; three sisters, Kathryn Brill, Rita Roethle and Delores Schmitt.

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  1. Just heard about Aunt Florentine’s passing. My condolences to the family. She certainly was blessed with a long full life, but I know you will all miss her very much.

  2. Ron & Sharon, Val & Ken purchased the Garden Accent Stone – ‘Wherever a beautiful soul…’ for the family of Florentine E. Huegel.

  3. So sorry for your lost, prayers go out to Floretine and the entire Huegel family, she was always such a nice and caring lady. Don Burgart

  4. The Huegel family, so sorry to hear of Florentine’s passing. I always enjoyed talking to her and visiting with the family over the year’s…plenty of good memories! She will be missed by all. Todd Lemme

  5. So sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of you during this time. Your mom was so neat. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Nancy Rasing

  6. Florentine loved her family & God. I remember all the gatherings at her house for holidays and get-togethers. I especially loved her crockpot stuffing and her German potato salad. She was awesome at playing Scrabble, and solving the Wheel of Fortune puzzles. She babysat her granddaughters Tami and Julie a lot, and they watched many Lawrence Welk shows with her. I was proud to have her as my mother-in-law for many years. I am sure she is singing with the angels in heaven and is happy to be reunited with Leonard, Paul, her parents, and her other relatives and friends that have passed away. Rest in peace dear lady…I will never forget you. Love, Marj Troyna

  7. Dennis & Rosanne Wilke purchased the Simply Elegant Spathiphyllum for the family of Florentine E. Huegel.

  8. I am so very sorry for your loss. The Bible makes this comforting promise: ‘Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted, he saves those who are crushed in spirit.’ (Psalm 34:18) It also assures us: ‘Throw your burden on Jehovah, and he will sustain you.’ (Psalm 55:22) May these thoughts bring you a measure of comfort at this difficult time.

  9. To all of the Huegels and your families…sorry to hear of Florentine’s passing. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Rosanne and Dennis Wilke

  10. To all of the family of Florentine, I know how hard it is to lose a Mother, but all the memories she has left with you can never be taken away. She will always be in your heart. My thoughts and sympathies are with you all. Phyllis Nosbisch

  11. I will always admire Aunt Florentine for her unwavering love of God and the Catholic Church. Her Faith was always her rock no matter whatever happened in her life. She took her role as my Godmother seriously and always guided me with advice that was rooted in religion. I will remember her laugh which always made me laugh even harder. Her homemade bread will always remain on my hips. The dimes in my Birthday cards will remain on the cards and will always bring a smile to my face as I continue to re-read the enclosed letters about the weather in Iowa, her garden, Uncle Leonard and the farm and the life events of her growing Family. She loved her Family and that was what mattered most to this wonderful Woman. I will miss you Aunt Florentine, but you will be in my heart forever. Patricia

  12. Vince, Len, Neal, Kevin and Alice, So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Know that Jean, Jason and I have all of your family in our prayers during this time of grief. ~Marty and Jean Mausser

  13. I remember driving by and seeing your Mom out in the garden. I am sure she is in God’s garden now. May her memories be of comfort to all of you in the next days. In our thoughts and prayers. David and Jeanne Roder

  14. Your friends. NoName Bike Club purchased the Pink Tribute Spray for the family of Florentine E. Huegel.


  16. Thinking of you all at this time of losing the matriarch of your family. May she find peace in her final resting place in God’s kingdom. She will be watching over you yet, so keep that in mind as she looks down from up above.

  17. We so enjoyed Florentine/Great-Grandma Huegel at the Reicks family events that she attended. She was always a pleasure to visit with when we saw her.

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