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August 11, 1913 – Monday, March 14, 2011

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St. John’s Lutheran Church in Buffalo, M
Friday, March 18, 2011

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Florence Schlief, age 97, of Buffalo, Minnesota, passed away Monday, March 14, 2011 at Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo.

She was born August 11, 1913 in Maple Plain, Minnesota, the daughter of Jacob and Margaret (Spurzem) Heinzen.

On November 27, 1935 Florence Heinzen and Ernest Albert Schlief were united in holy marriage and moved to the Buffalo area.

Florence was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Buffalo for many years. She has resided at Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo for the past 5 years and was a very social person who enjoyed talking to people and was involved in many activities especially playing cards.

Florence is survived by her children: Len (Judy) Schlief, Janice (John) Anundsen, Teresa Ordorff, Sharon (Rick) Veches and Debra (Mark) Butman; step-daughters: Luverne (Erick) Omecke and Fern (Jerome) Ordorff; grandchildren: Brett, Gina, Dana, Jamie, Chad, Matt, Pat, Jana, Kelly, Brad, Paul, David, Amy, Nate, Mark, Bonnie, Pam, Alise, Cheryl, Mark and Darcy; 38 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; brothers: Richard Heinzen and Raymond Heinzen. She is also survived by many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Ernest Albert Schlief; her parents, Jacob and Margaret (Spurzem) Heinzen, daughter, Beverly Dalton; grandson, Shawn Anundsen; granddaughter, Nancy Omecke; son-in-laws, Gerald Ordorff and Ernie Dalton; 11 brothers and sisters.

A funeral service will be held 1:00pm Friday, March 18, 2011 at St. John Lutheran Church in Buffalo, Minnesota. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Buffalo.

Visitation will be Friday from 11:00am until the time of service at the church.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Brett Schlief, Chad Schlief, Paul Veches, David Veches, Pat Ordorff and Brad Ordorff.

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