SUBLETTE — William “Bill” Florschuetz, 96, of Sublette died Saturday, April 12, 2014, in the Mendota Lutheran Home.
Mr. Florschuetz was born Dec. 20, 1917, in Compton to William and Lena (Schmidt) Florschuetz. He married Lucille Brucker on April 29, 1948, in Mendota. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mendota where he taught seventh-grade Sunday school and was in the church choir for more than 60 years. He also was a member of the Lee County 4-H Fair Beef Committee, the Farm Bureau, Lee FS board, and the Resource Conservation and Development Council.
He was a member of the Mendota Lutheran Home board and active with Green Wing Bible Camp. He and his wife loved to dance to music of big bands including the Johnny Kaye Orchestra. He farmed his entire life in the Sublette area and he and his wife were named the Lee County Conservation family of the year in 1969 and also won the same award in regional competition among eight farm families.
He is survived by one son, Steve (Susan) Florschuetz of Sublette; two daughters, Luanne (Stan) Urban of Prophetstown and Mary Lee Twidell of Princeton; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth Becker of Hudson, Wis.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Nov. 22, 2003; one brother, Edgar; and five sisters, Elva, Amanda, Gladys, Olga and Mildred.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 17, in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mendota with the Rev. Dale Peterson officiating. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery, Mendota. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the church.
Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota provided the arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church or the Lee County Extension Foundation.