Private family services for Florence Carson age 91 of Pilger, NE will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Pilger, NE Interment will be in the Pilger Cemetery. Public visitation will be on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the church. Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Cooper Family Community Center in Pilger, NE.
Masks will be required while attending the visitation and the service will be recorded and can be found at www.facebook.com/minnickfuneralserviceinc.
Florence passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020 at the Stanton Health Center.
Florence Mae (Roenfeldt) Carson was born September 20, 1929 to William and Margaret (Splitgerber) Roenfeldt in Stanton, NE. On July 20, 1947, she was united in marriage to Keith R. Carson at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norfolk, NE. The moved to California shortly thereafter and returned to Northeast Nebraska in 1949 moving to Pilger in the early 1950’s. Florence was active with St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Pilger for many years. When the church was remodeled, she did a lot of staining in the new woodwork. Keith and Florence were always helping out at the church. She was mostly busy being a housewife and trying to raise four boys. She worked at the Rohrs plant in Norfolk and then began working as a clerk in the Pilger Post Office. She retired froth the post office in 1992.
Florence is survived by sons, Terry (Suzi) Carson of Gretna, NE, Gary (Pat) Carson of Pilger, NE, Leland (Laurie) Carson of Laurel, NE, and Tom (Wende) Carson of North Platte, NE, Grandchildren-Stephanie Carson, Aaron (Melanie) Carson, Kelli Carson (Mark), Scott (Hiliary) Carson, Jeremy (Carrie) Carson, Jill Carson (Jackson), Julie (Scott) Nielsen, Ben Carson, Jacque (Michael) Giese, Katie (Bryce) Andersen, Michelle Carson, and 21 Great Grandchildren. Also surviving her are her siblings; Sally Stuthman, Lavern Tillie Lehman, Walt (Janet) Roenfeldt, Lois (Keith) Jech, Lawrence (Caroline) Roenfeldt, Dorothy (Dallas) Anders, Clara (Dennis) Severa, and sister-in-law Rita Roenfeldt. She is also survived by a sister-in-law-Joan Carson, and brother-in-law Warren (Nancy) Carson. Florence was preceded in death by her parents, husband-Keith, brothers-Emil, Fritz, and Orville Roenfeldt, sisters-Marie (Wayne) Wendt, Mable (Alvin) Hartman, Hilda (Norman) Remm, Esther (Leonard) Sydow, and brothers-in-law-Henry Stuthman, Norman Lehman, and Ken Carson.
Florence always wanted to make sure you had something to eat before you left her house and after moving to the Nursing Home in 2018, always felt bad she couldn’t offer you something to eat. She always walked you out of the house when you were leaving, even in cold weather, and did the same at the nursing home, always wondering where you parked. She will be greatly missed at all of the family gatherings, which were very important to her.