ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Florence V. Gibson, age 95, St. Cloud, died Saturday, October 27, 2012, at Country Manor Health Care Center, Sartell, MN.
Funeral services will be Friday, November 9, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Atonement Lutheran Church, St. Cloud. Visitation will be Thursday, November 8, 2012, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Order of Eastern Star prayer service will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in North Star Cemetery, St. Cloud.
Florence was born August 12, 1917, in St. Cloud to Arthur and Hedvig (Hollinder) Burwick. She graduated from Ahles Business College in St. Cloud. After graduation Florence went to work for Zapp National Bank, St. Cloud, as a bookkeeper for more than 10 years. On August 24, 1942, Florence was united in marriage to Rudolph “Rudy” W. Gibson in St. Cloud. Together they owned and operated Gibson Heating Service in St. Cloud for more than 30 years. She was a member of Atonement Lutheran Church, St. Cloud Order of Eastern Star Granite Chapter No. 5, and a former member of St. Cloud White Shrine.
Florence possessed a sparking wit and sense of humor permitting her to bring laughter to every occasion She was an avid fisherman and seized any opportunity to wet a line. Other hobbies included gardening, where she was very proud of her flower beds and her small vegetable plot, and ceramics, where she spent countless hours crafting figurines for gifts to friends and family. Florence loved her family and viewed all family gatherings as a celebration. Florence will be missed greatly by her friends and family.
Survivors include her children, Dale (Peggy) Gibson of Huron, SD; Myrna (David) Leigh of St. Cloud; Donald (Kathy) Gibson of Stacy, MN; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and sister, Harriet (Herb) Swanson of Sun City, AZ.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Rudy on May 27, 1989; one granddaughter, Jessica Gibson; and a brother, Harold Burwick.
Memorials are preferred.
Pallbearers will be grandchildren, Dane and Cat Gibson, Jason and Erika Ruch, Camille Wulfers, Michael Gibson, Carrie Werk, Ryan and Kim Leigh, Kinsey and Bryan Langevin, Halley Gibson and Cassandra Gibson.
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