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Florence Carroll

d. January 20, 2016

Florence Martha Carroll, 93, of Austin, died Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at her daughter’s home in White Bear Lake, MN. Florence was born in Austin on February 26, 1922 to David Quincy and Bertha Ruth (Dahlquist) Stephens. She was one of six children in her family. Her mother died when Florence was only 14. Florence graduated from Austin High School in 1940. She met Raymond Carroll on the job, working at George A. Hormel Foods Inc. Florence and Raymond married on January 28, 1943. To this union, four daughters were born; Ruth, Pat, Bert and Sue. Once Ruth was born, Florence became a homemaker who was very creative. She loved sewing, quilling, cross stitching and fishing. She was an active member of Queen of Angels Church and School and eventually at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Florence was a member of the Austin Eagles Auxiliary #703 for 30 years. She was a Past-President of Austin and also Past-President/Director of the 5th District. She was known to have been a classy lady according to her friends and family. Raymond died on December 11, 2002. She was the last living Aunt on both sides of her family. Florence lived in Albert Lea and then White Bear Lake in the later years of her life. Florence is survived by her four daughters; Ruth Carroll and close friend Mary Olive; who was also one of the caregivers for Florence, of White Bear Lake, Pat (Pete) Viktora of Austin, Bert (David) Fairbanks of St. Paul, Sue Flatten of Albert Lea; eight grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Florence is preceded in death by her parents, husband Raymond, son-in-law Larry Flatten, siblings, Margarite, Lewain “Steve”, Marion, Bill and Ruth. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Fr. Jim Steffes officiating. Visitation will be on Friday, January 22, 2016 from 4-7 pm at Mayer Funeral Home and again one hour prior to the mass at church. An Eagles Ritual Service will be at 4:30 pm and a wake service will be held at 6:45 pm at Mayer Funeral Home on Friday. Burial will follow the funeral mass at Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Austin Eagles Youth Program or South Fork School and Community Foundation “Angel Fund” PO Box 1006 Weldon, CA 93283

Service Information


Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery
4th Drive SW
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Friday, January 22 2016
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mayer Funeral Home
600 2nd Street NW P.O. Box 27
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Saturday, January 23 2016
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

St. Augustine Catholic Church
405 4th Street NW
Austin MN 55912


Service

Saturday, January 23 2016
10:00 AM

St. Augustine Catholic Church
405 4th Street NW
Austin MN 55912

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