Freda E. Flohr, 98, formerly of Benson, passed away 6:25 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 19, 2017) at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Flanagan, where she was a resident.
She was born Jan. 21, 1919, in rural Benson, to Theodore and Marie Backer Flohr.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Jean Flohr; one niece, Susan Flohr Miller; one nephew, Steve Peters; one nephew-in-law, Jerry (Sharon) Hasler; two nieces-in-law, Kathleen Peters and Pam Flohr; and many great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Edgar, Arnold and Lloyd; two sisters, Amelia Heyl and Matilda Peters; sister-in-law, Dorothy Flohr; brother-in-law, Glenwood Peters; nieces, Lonna Hasler and Lyla Wilson; and nephews, John Peters and Lynn Flohr.
Freda was the household manager for Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Lederer of Peoria for many years.
Always putting others first, she willing gave of herself and devoted her life caring for and serving others. She did this in her occupation, but also at home with her parents and her other family members when the need arose.
She was a devout Christian and, in her younger years, enjoyed working with the ladies of the church. She quilted well over 100 lap robes for those in need over the years. She was also very skilled in needlepoint and enjoyed playing Scrabble, which she seemed to always win. All in all, Freda was a “lady” in every sense of the word.
Freda was a lifetime member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, rural Benson, where private family services will be held. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church or the Special Olympics. Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home, Roanoke, is handling arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at knappjohnsonharris.com.