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 Florence Luella <I>Greseth</I> LaGue

Florence Luella Greseth LaGue

Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota, USA
Death 18 Dec 2011 (aged 86)
Appleton, Swift County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 110178931 · View Source
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Florence LaGue, formerly of rural Dawson, died Sunday, December 18, 2011, at the Appleton Nursing Home in Appleton, at the age of 86.

Funeral service was at 1:30PM, Wed, December 28, at Lac Qui Parle Lutheran Church in rural Dawson with Pastor Charles Beronius officiating; organist, Lynnette Torgerson accompanied the singing of "How Great Thou Art", "Amazing Grace", "Away in a Manger" and "Joy to the World." All her nieces and nephews were honorary casketbearers and the active were Loren Femrite, David Greseth, Rod Greseth, Roland Moen, Ronald Moen, Mike Nesseth, Neil Perseke and Mike Torgerson Interment was in the church cemetery.

Visitation was for one hour prior to the service.

Florence LuElla was born on January 30, 1925, in rural Milan. She attended country school in Lac Qui Parle Township with her siblings and neighbors and graduated from Milan High School in 1943. She was a life-long member of Lac Qui Parle Lutheran Church and contributed to many church activities involving the Ladies Aide and Circles.

Florence was born and lived her entire life, until moving to Appleton in her later years, at the family farm home in rural Dawson, devotedly taking care of her parents until their deaths. Florence married Emmett LaGue in 1968 and continued to live on the farm even after Emmett's death on February 7, 1982. She was fluent in speaking Norwegian and baked many a Norwegian delicacy. Fuzzy, as known by her family and friends, could not read a note of music but could make a piano come alive with her "honky tonk" style. Fuzzy played in many bands during her life-time and in her later years, played in all the nursing homes around the area, entertaining the residents. Her many nieces and nephews always begged Fuzzy to play the piano for them. Fuzzy loved her church, family, friends, her home, taking care of her yard and pet cats, playing the piano and having the family out to the farm to visit and play cards.

Florence is survived by her sister, Arline (Bernt) Ward of Plentywood, Montana; brother, Verdie (Valora) Greseth of rural Dawson; brother-in-law, Selfred Moen of Madison; sister-in-law, Dorothy Greseth of Prescott, AZ; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett; parents, Gust and Thora (Kleven) Greseth; brothers: Gilman, Thor, George, Palmer and Roy Greseth; and sisters: Gladys Femrite, Alma Gabrielson, Mabel Sorte, Sally Lyksett, Thorine Moen and Ruth Nesseth; and niece, Gwen Morris and nephew, Grant Greseth.

Fuzzy will be sadly missed by all who loved her.




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 110178931
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Florence Luella Greseth LaGue (30 Jan 1925–18 Dec 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110178931, citing Lac qui Parle Cemetery, Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Robert Dove (contributor 47399831) .