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Florence Gandt

[May 12, 2012]  LINCOLN -- Florence E. Gandt, 92, of Lincoln, died Monday, May 7, 2012, at 12:45 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

(Below is a copy of the obituary from the funeral home.)


LINCOLN-Florence E. Gandt, 92, of Lincoln passed away on Monday, May 7, 2012 at 12:45 pm at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln, IL.

Florence was born on February 6, 1920 in Lincoln, IL the daughter of Richard and Bertha Buchholz Gandt.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters: Frances McBenge; Leona Turner and Emma Gandt; one brother Raymond Gandt. She was the last of her immediate family.


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Florence was survived by nieces and nephews: Edna (Wayne) Mara; Esther
(Wayne) Denney; Ray (Carol) Turner; Cliff McBenge; Bill McBenge; Cheryl (Jim) Scales; and Donna (Randy) Buse and several great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.

Florence was retired from Krogerís after 32 years as head checker. She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at New Union Cemetery, Lincoln, with Rev. Richard Reinwald officiating. Burial will follow. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be given to St. John United Church of Christ, Lincoln. Services were entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln, IL.

The family would like to extend a gracious thank you to Dr. Sagins and the second floor nursing staff of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln.