Mrs. Nuese passed away December 21, 2016 at the Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall, Minnesota.
Florence Nuese was born on May 10, 1917, on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, to Alta (Doble) Cooper and George Cooper. She grew up on a farm with her four younger siblings, where hard work was the expectation and reward. Florence attended Tracy High School, graduating in 1937. She earned a teaching degree from St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1942.
Florence married Lourdes Nuese on December 28, 1943, at Holy Redeemer Church in Marshall. She completed her teaching contract with the public elementary school in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota, and joined Lourdes, who was stationed at Fort Sill in Lawton, OK. After Lourdesâ discharge from military service, they returned to Marshall, Minnesota. Florence was a homemaker and an active member of The Church of Holy Redeemer, and officer of the Catholic Daughters of America.
After her four children were grown, Florence returned to teaching, as a Title I teacher at West Side Elementary School in Marshall. After her retirement from teaching, she was energetic and an eager volunteer at The Church of Holy Redeemer, Prairie Home Hospice and Avera Marshall Auxiliary Thrift Store. She also served as an active member and officer of the Auxiliary until recently.
Florence enjoyed her time of service to the Marshall community. In her retirement from her many years as homemaker, mother, and teacher, she enjoyed the company of many friends at Hill Street Place. She particularly enjoyed playing cards and bingo, and being involved in the varied activities of her new home.
Florenceâs husband, Lourdes, preceded her in death on August 12, 2011. They were married for more than 67 happy years.
She is survived by her children and spouses: David and Patsy Nuese, of Marshall, Kathy (Nuese) and Hank Moore, of Doylestown, PA; Dennis and Peggy Nuese, of Marshall; and Duane Nuese, of Marshall; 10 loving grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren; her brother, Harold Cooper, of Tracy; and her sister-in-law, Joyce Cooper, of Tracy.
The family wishes to express their thanks and appreciation to the staff of Hill Street Place, who made Florence welcome and a happy resident for more than five years, to the staff of Morningside Heights Care Center, who did everything in their power to make Florence comfortable during her final illness.
Memorials are preferred to Prairie Home Hospice of Marshall.