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.