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November 15th 1914 – Saturday, May 15, 2010

Service Information
Immaculate Conception Cathoilic Church
Monday 24th 2010
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information

Rufina M. “Babe” Florek age 95 and formerly of Watertown died Saturday May 15th, 2010 in Sedona, Arizona.

She was born in Independence, Hennepin County, on November 15th, 1914 the daughter of Joseph and Mary Michalczyk Ramola.

On June 27th, 1945, Rufina Ramola was joined in holy marriage to Leo F. Florek at Ft. Benning, Georgia. God blessed their marriage with four children. Leo Florek preceded his wife in death on September 16th, 1985.

Mrs. Florek was a former, faithful member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown. She was active in its Quilters and in The Council of Catholic Women. She also belonged to The Northwest Deanery, The Auxiliary of American Legion Post #121 in Watertown and was a former leader of The Girl Scouts of America for many years.

Survived by daughters: Mary Helen (Eugene) Swartzer of Buffalo, Karen (Alan) Hoskins of Bardstown, Kentucky, and Janyse Florek of Sedona, Arizona; a son Kevin (Pat) Florek of Watertown; grandchildren: Michelle Alger, Paul Swartzer, Margaret (Scott) Tornio, Jane (Tim) Kiphuth, Rachael (Joe) Rice, Denise (Bill) Amsbaugh, Adam Curtis, Jennifer (Michael) Hotchkin, Julie Florek, and Andrew Florek; great grandchildren: Matthew Alger, Mitchell Alger, Marshall Alger, Mackenzie Alger, Cody Swartzer, Ashlee Swartzer, Ian and Alex Tornio, Wyatt and Addison Kiphuth, Joe Rice III, and Liliana Amsbaugh; many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Florek was preceded in death by her parents, sisters: Anna and Monica Kittock and by brothers: Felix, Alex and Ambrose Ramola.

A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial for Rufina “Babe” Florek will be held on Monday, May 24th at 11 A.M. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown. Fr. Francis Kittock and Fr. Frank Wampach will be Concelebrants. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.

A visitation will be held AT THE CHURCH on Monday, May 24th beginning at 9 A.M.

Casket Bearers will be: Paul Swartzer, Andrew Florek, Adam Curtis, Matt Alger, Mitch Alger, Marshall Alger, Mackenzie Alger, and Cody Swartzer.

The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo served the family.

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  1. Paul Hanson

    May you know that caring thoughts of you and your family are in our hearts, and we’re thinking of you with deepest sympathy.


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