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Louise L. Florence, age 69 of Clinton, passed away Monday, February 12, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center North. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Steve Pecchio, Todd Florence, Brian Strunk, Doug Stegenga, Doug Massa and Darrell Van Scoyoc.

Louise was born in Clinton on March 23, 1948, the daughter of Alvin and Theresa (Thielen) Dohrn. She graduated from Northeast High School in 1966. Louise married Danny Florence on September 16, 1967 in Preston, Iowa. Louise was a secretary with the Clinton School System at Horace Mann Elementary and later in the Human Resource Department at Roosevelt. Following her retirement she served as secretary with the Clinton Regional Development Corporation. Louise was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, PEO and a past member of the Clinton Country Club and Valley Oaks. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed following them in all their activities. She enjoyed golfing and her garden of flowers.

Louise is survived by her husband Danny; two children, Brad (Bev) Florence of Peosta, Iowa and Tricia (Paul) Nederhiser of Ely, Iowa; six grandchildren, Matthew, Brandon, Ziana, Kingston, Natalie and Nathan; her brother, Alvin J. (Lois) Dohrn of Ankeny, Iowa and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Theresa. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com
Published on February 13, 2018
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