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Florence M. Wigdal

d. March 23, 2013

Florence Marie Wigdal, 77, died Saturday March 23, 2013 at Gundersen Lutheran Health Care Center surrounded by her family. She was born on November 5, 1935 to Lloyd and Christine (Merfeld) Knutson. She graduated from Aquinas high School, married Marvin R. Wigdal on April 7, 1956, and was employed by Trane Company for 17 years.

Her love for travel, card club, scrabble and church was trumped only by her love and adoration for her family.  Those who knew Florence, loved Florence. Her humor, smile, and devotion to her family taught us all how to be better people.  God graced us with her presence on earth and now she is graced in the presence of God.  P.S.  Cancer sucks.

She is survived by her Husband, Marvin Wigdal; Brother, Jim Knutson; 5 children; Theresa (John) Wigdal Menden, Raymond Wigdal, Richard (Kim) Wigdal, Ronald Wigdal, Randall (Kristi)Wigdal; 10 Grandchildren; Katie, Kelly, Caleb, Keaton, Kendal, Jordan, Alicyn, Lauryn, Dane, and Abigail, 3 Great grandchildren; Joshua, Avonlea, and Addison, Nephew; Tom LaFleur, Niece; Patty LaFleur.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lloyd Knutson, her mother Christine (Merfeld) Knutson, son Robert Wigdal, her two brothers Leonard Knutson and Bob Knutson, and Sister and Best Friend Kathryn LaFleur.

A memorial Mass will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at 3 p.m. at St James the Less Catholic Church, 1032 Caledonia Street, La Crosse, WI, Very Rev. Robert Schaller will officiate.  Family and friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of services.  There will be a visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday March 29th, with a short memorial beginning at 6 p.m., at Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Home-Nelson Chapel, 1007 Caledonia St, La Crosse.  A burial will be held at a later date. 

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