Florence Scharlemann

NEW ULM – Florence Scharlemann, 95, of New Ulm, died Monday, July 1, 2013 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 5 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm with Pastor David Bendix officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in New Ulm.

Visitation will be from 9:30-11 a.m. at the church on Friday.

Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm is handling the arrangements. To sign the guest book or to leave an online condolence for her family go to www.mvfh.org.

Florence is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Jan and Mike McKinley of Monument, Colorado, Jill and Bruce Bauer of Orono; sons and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Rachel Scharlemann of Redwood Falls, Jeremy Scharlemann of Albertville; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Erna Zorn of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Betty and Gene LeVitre of Minneapolis; brothers and sisters-in-law, Walter and Shirley Grams of New Ulm, Richard and Shirley Grams of LaCrosse, Wisconsin; and sisters-in-law, Delaurice Grams of Scapoose, Oregon, and Marian Grams of Appleton, Wisconsin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferdinand; brothers, Edwin Grams, Herbert Grams, and Willard Grams (in infancy); sisters, Irma Huhn, Marie Vanderwerf, and Arlene Buss.

Florence Meta Grams was born July 16, 1917 in New Ulm to Julius and Emma (Dahms) Grams. She attended St. Paul’s Grade School and graduated from New Ulm High School. On September 12, 1940, Florence was united in marriage to Ferdinand Scharlemann at Lake City. She worked at the Brown County Court House for 25 years as a secretary to the Juvenile Probation Officer, a probate clerk, and a deputy clerk of court. She traveled often on trips with the L.W.M.S. and tour groups, the highlight of which was a trip to Europe with friends in 1990. Florence loved volunteering, Scrabble, crossword puzzles, and spending time with her friends and family. She was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm, the St. Paul’s Ladies Aid, the Altar Society, the Quilters, the Ladies Chapel Choir, and the Oak Hills Auxiliary.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Martin Luther College at 1995 Luther Ct. New Ulm, MN 56073.


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