Florance May (Bolin) VonHelmst

Born: Wed., May 1, 1918
Died: Fri., Dec. 21, 2012


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Wed., Dec. 26, 2012
Location: Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Dec. 26, 2012
Location: Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes

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ROCHESTER, MINN:  Florance M. Von Helmst, 94, died Friday, December 21, 2012 at Olmsted Medical Center.
Florance May Bolin was born May 1, 1918 to Chester and Maude (Elliott) Bolin in Maiden Rock, WI. She married Emery H. Von Helmst on April 16, 1947 in St. Paul, MN. After raising her family, Florance worked in the Dry Cleaning business in Rochester and Red Wing, MN. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Florance is survived by her three daughters, Sharon (Michael) Petersen, Rock Dell, MN, Carol (Richard) Fryar, Mercer, WI, and Elaine Hazlewood, Rochester, MN; seven grandchildren, and eighteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son Dennis, her grand daughter Lisa, three sisters and two brothers.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes' Chapel. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place N.W., Rochester, MN 55901, 507-289-3600, www.ranfranzandvinefh.com.

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Ron & Judi Nelson
   Posted Wed December 26, 2012
To the family of Florence VonHelmst: We thought the world of your Mother. She was, without a doubt, the best they come. I was the former Manager of Fontaine Towers and was the one that rented to her in the beginning. I enjoyed her so much. She was one I hated leaving. She certainly made her mark with me and I never will forget her. I guess we have to wipe away the tears and remember the good times. Thanks for allowing us to share in her life.

Ron and Judi Nelson
244 FineWay
Alma, Arkansas 72921 (Oct-April)

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