Florine M. Kirchhoff

Florine M. Kirchhoff, 88, of Tripoli, died Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at Tripoli Nursing & Rehab.

Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 5, 2018, at Faith United Church of Christ in Tripoli with Rev. Marilyn Sargent officiating. Interment will follow at Faith United Church of Christ Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, March 4th at Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli and for one hour preceding services at the church on Monday. Memorials may be made to the family for later designation. 

Florine Marlys, daughter of Gustave and Olinda (Schroeder) Redies, was born September 30, 1929, on the family’s farm, rural Tripoli. She was baptized October 20, 1929, and confirmed April 18, 1943, by Rev. Theo Eickelberg at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Florine received her early education in the rural Tripoli Schools and would later receive her G.E.D. On April 17, 1949, she was united in marriage with H. Jene Kirchhoff at St. Peter’s Evangelical and Reformed Church in Tripoli. Florine worked at Panzer Produce, for Dr. L. J. Magnall’s Veterinary Practice, and Carnation in Waverly for twenty-one years prior to retiring in 1988. She was a long time member of Faith United Church of Christ. Florine and Jene were members of a local Square Dance Club which brought the couple much joy for many years. She also enjoyed fishing, baking, and trips to Black Duck, Minnesota.

Florine is survived by her son, Michael (Marsie) Kirchhoff of Atlanta, Georgia; daughter-in-law, Diane Kirchhoff of Waterloo; five grandchildren, Dan (Claudia), Amanda, Amber, Kyle, and Jordan Kirchhoff; two great-grandchildren, Ava and Gage Kirchhoff; one brother-in-law, Hollis Niemeyer; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jene who died June 28, 2011; two sons, Kevin and Brent; two brothers, Kenneth who died in infancy and Wendell; and one sister, Heraldean  Niemeyer.


Larry and Julene Lee on March 5, 2018 at 8:27 AM said:

Our sincere sympathy to all. We wanted to come to the funeral but won't make it because of the weather. We are thinking of you as you mourn your mother's and grandmothers death. God Bless!
Marilyn Seefeld on March 4, 2018 at 10:50 PM said:

John 14:1-6
Shelley on March 4, 2018 at 12:31 PM said:

Gma Flo,Tho our Hearts are hurting that you have left us here on earth, we are rejoicing that you are now with God and your Family in Heaven. Tho you may not realized..you Did bring so much Joy in the times we got to spend with you. Your Smile is Contagious and something we'll Forever keep in our Hearts. I know you are now Flying High with the Angels, give Big Guy Brent a Hug for us--some of us ARE keeping the Promise we gave to him...Trying. You'll FOREVER be in our thoughts and Prayers. And I pray God...Some Day..will let me bring you your Coffee Drink I promised you. ???? FOREVER LOVE GMA-FLO!! ???????????
Lynn Niemeyer on March 3, 2018 at 8:03 AM said:

So sorry to hear of your Moms passing. She was a special aunt to all of us. I will always remember the times spent at Grandmas house with her,my mom & Wendell. Thery were some great memories that will never be forgotten. She and Jene always loved when Mason would come up to see you all and take him fishing. Those times were very special to him and me.
We would always try and stop and see her and your dad when we would come up to Tripoli. Now she's in heaven with all of them. May God bless you and your family during this difficult time. Love you cousin. Lynn, Cheryl & Mason.
Nancy and Paul Magnall on March 2, 2018 at 8:13 PM said:

We were so sorry to hear of your mom's passing, Mike. She was a special woman and we know you will miss her dearly. We are in Kansas helping with three of our grandchildren so won't be able to attend the visitation or memorial service, but want you to know we are thinking of you.
Ann Korte Kline on March 1, 2018 at 7:19 PM said:

Will miss writing notes to my Aunt
Claudia Kirchhoff on March 1, 2018 at 4:51 PM said:

I’m very sorry for your lost Michael ... I feel your pain she is now in peace .
Michael on March 1, 2018 at 3:22 PM said:

To our family and many friends, thank you for all the love you shared with me while away with family in Iowa.
For those who have loved my mother for many, many years (88) we are at peace in our celebration of her wonderful and complete life. God will soon find her new and young again on his terms, not ours!

Mom, I loved seeing you recently. Touching you, feeding you, as you did me at my infancy and throughout my adult life. I loved remembering all the old times in our lives. Mom you did good! Very good. Rest now - it is your time.

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