Marian T. FlohrMarian T. Flohr, age 91, resident of Tolna, ND, died Friday, October 29, 2010 at Rosewood on Broadway in Fargo, ND.
Marian T. Flohr
Marian T. Flohr, age 91, resident of Tolna, ND, died Friday, October 29, 2010 at Rosewood on Broadway in Fargo, ND.
Marian Thelma Thorson was born Sept. 23, 1919, the daughter of Ted and Mary (Danielson) Thorson. At that time, her parents were living on the farm of her grandparents, Sam and Betsy Thorson, in Forde Township, Nelson County. When Marian was in 3rd grade the family moved to Devils Lake, ND. When she was a junior in high school the family moved back to the family farm and Marian graduated from Tolna High School in 1937. Her future husband, Ray Flohr, was in the same graduating class. After high school Marian attended Mayville State Teachers College. Her first teaching job was in a one room country school in Forde Township. After one year she moved to a teaching job in Fordville, ND. During World War II she moved to California and worked at a naval shipyard near San Francisco. Marian and Ray Flohr were married in 1944. Ray had been working in the bank in Tolna when he was drafted into the army in 1942. They were married when he came home on furlough. When Ray was shipped to Europe Marian returned to Devils Lake and worked in a flower shop. After the war ended they settled in Tolna, and Ray resumed work in the bank. They lived in the same house in Tolna all their married life; adding on to the house in the 1950s. Ray passed away in 1987, and Marian continued to live in Tolna until, in 2010 at the age of 91, she moved to Rosewood nursing home in Fargo. Marian taught 1st and 2nd grade in Tolna for a number of years. In the early 1970s she organized and taught the first kindergarten in the Tolna School. Many people in the Tolna area are her former students. Marian was a member of the Tolna American Lutheran Church and she was a charter member of the Tolna American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading, cross word puzzles, family visits, her home, and yard.
Marian was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one brother (Stanley), and four sisters (Bernice, Florence, Ione, and Mavis). She is survived by her 3 children; daughter Jeanne (Conrad) Paulus of Bridgewater, NJ; son Bob of Fargo; and son David (Patty) of Bismarck. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Matthew, Emily, and Andrew Paulus, Stacy and Brian Flohr, and Hannah Flohr and three great grandchildren: Isabella Paulus, and William and Ada Marian Everett.
The Funeral Service for Marian will be held at American Lutheran Church, Tolna, ND, on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Conrad Paulus. The organist will be Linda Luehring and the soloist will be Darlene Quam. Interment will be in the Tolna Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Stanley-Iverson Funeral Home, McVille, ND, on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and will continue at the church on Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
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