BENSON – Mary Jean Flohr, 94, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at Haven Hills Nursing Home in Lodi, Wis., where she was a resident.
She was born Oct. 30, 1924, in Minonk, the daughter of Gilbert and Marie Broers McKeon. She married Theodore Arnold “Arnie” Flohr on June 26, 1945, in Minonk. He died Jan. 8, 1994.
Survivors include one daughter, Susan Miller; three grandchildren, Thad (Alicia) Flohr, Garrick (Donya) Flohr and Kirstin (Matt) Alsaker; four great-grandchildren, Erik Alsaker, Mauna Flohr, Gareth Flohr and Katarina Flohr; one sister, JoAnn Broecker; one brother, Dale McKeon; one daughter-in-law, Pamela Flohr; one aunt, Marjorie Cullen; many nieces and nephews and special friend, Lynn Deans, Dane, Wis.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Lynn Flohr, one grandson, Erik Bjork, and two brothers, Robert McKeon and Mike McKeon.
Jean served in the Women’s Army Corp during World War II in 1945. She taught elementary school in Roanoke-Benson District No. 60 before she retired. Jean is revered by her former students. She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Benson. Jean was a voracious reader and an "ace" at crossword puzzles. She enjoyed crocheting afghans as gifts for family and friends. Her attributes of strength and perseverance made her a role model to many. Always thinking of others, her generosity of spirit was monumental.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the church with the Rev. David Abuya officiating. Visitation will take place Saturday afternoon from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery. Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital Midwest Affiliate.