Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Florence I. Mitchell
Service: February 28, 2015
Florence I. Mitchell
Florence I. Mitchell, 79, of Watertown, passed away Monday, February 23, 2015 at Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center in Johnson Creek.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 28th at noon at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Watertown with the Rev. Stephen Welch officiating. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery on Pipersville Road in the Town of Watertown.
Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Florence I. Becker was born in Watertown on December 26, 1935, daughter of Oscar H. and Alma I. (Lemke) Becker. She was confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Watertown in 1949 and graduated from Watertown High School on June 3, 1953. Florence furthered her education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, graduating with a BS degree and majors in mathematics and education, on June 17, 1957. She taught in Illinois at Orangeville High School.
On August 16, 1958, Florence married Leslie Mitchell at her home on Highway P. They lived on Aliceton Drive in Watertown until March of 1987. At that time they moved to Garfield Street in Watertown.
During their marriage she taught at Mukwonago Union High School, was a homemaker, raised six children, and was a Rental Manager. .
Florence was active in the First Congregational United Church of Christ for fifty years, teaching Sunday school for twenty years, serving on the Trustees and Christian Education Boards, Church Council and both Building Committees. She was also active in the local AFS Chapter, serving as president, treasurer and fund raiser over twenty plus years. Florence enjoyed attending the Farmer’s Market in her later years.
Survivors include her children; Luke (Denise) Mitchell of Highlands Ranch, CO; Martha Yoakum of Watertown; Sarah (Jeff) McMillian of Union Grove; Rachel (Dan) Mallow of Waupun; Ruth (Mike) Zwieg of Clyman; Judith (Eric Elliott) Mitchell of Watertown, MA; nine grandchildren, Andrew (Miranda) Zwieg, Ashley Mallow, Elizabeth Zwieg, Nathaniel Mallow, Samantha McMillian, Evan Yoakum, Allison McMillian, Chandler Mitchell, Benjamin Elliott; two great-grandchildren, Hailey Wessels and Dawson Zwieg; a sister-in-law, Lois Mitchell of Brookfield, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leslie in 2010; as well as three sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law.
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