Benson - Freda E. Flohr, 98, formerly of Benson, passed away at 6:25 am, on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Flanagan, IL where she was a resident.
She was born on January 21, 1919 in rural Benson to Theodore and Marie Backer Flohr.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Jean Flohr; one niece, Susan Flohr Miller; one nephew, Steve Peters; one nephew-in-law, Jerry (Sharon) Hasler; two niece-in-laws, Kathleen Peters, Pam Flohr; and many great and great great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Edgar, Arnold and Lloyd, two sisters, Amelia Heyl and Matilda Peters; sister-in-law Dorothy Flohr; brother-in-law Glenwood Peters; nieces, Lonna Hasler and Lyla Wilson, and nephews, John Peters and Lynn Flohr.
Freda was the household manager for Mr. & Mrs. J.L. Lederer of Peoria, IL for many years.
Always putting others first, she willing gave of herself and devoted her life caring for and serving others. She did this in her occupation, but also at home with her parents and her other family members when the need arose.
She was a devout Christian and in her younger years, enjoyed working with the ladies of the church. She quilted well over 100 lap robes for those in need over the years. She was also very skilled in needlepoint and enjoyed playing Scrabble where she seemed to always win. All in all, Freda was a "lady" in every sense of the word.
Freda was a lifetime member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church in rural Benson where private family services will be held. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Peter Lutheran Church or the Special Olympics. Online condolences may be sent to the family at knappjohnsonharris.com.
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