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Mary Flohr

October 30, 1924 — January 20, 2019

Jean Flohr

Benson - Mary Jean Flohr, 94, formerly of rural Benson, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Haven Hills nursing home in Lodi, WI where she was a resident.

She was born on October 30, 1924 in Minonk, IL to Gilbert and Marie Broers McKeon. She married Theodore Arnold "Arnie" Flohr on June 26, 1945 in Minonk. He passed away January 8, 1994.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Flohr Miller; daughter-in-law, Pamela Weld Flohr; one sister, JoAnn Broecker; one brother, Dale McKeon; one granddaughter, Kirstin (Matt) Alsaker,
Two grandsons, Thad (Alicia) Flohr; and Garrick (Donya) Flohr; four great grandchildren, Erik Alsaker and Mauna, Gareth, and Katarina Flohr; her aunt, Marjorie Cullen; special friend, Mrs. Lynn Deans of Dane, WI; and many nieces and nephews.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Theodore Arnold "Arnie" Flohr, one son, Lynn Arnold Flohr, one grandson, Erik Jon Bjork, and two brothers, Robert McKeon and Merle "Mike" McKeon.

A WWII veteran, Jean proudly served in the U.S. Army as a WAC (Women's Army Corp) in 1945.

Jean taught elementary school for the Roanoke - Benson Unit #60 School District until retirement and is revered by her former students.

Jean was a voracious reader and an "ace" at crossword puzzles. She enjoyed crocheting afghans as gifts for family and friends. Her attributes of strength and perseverance made her a role model to many. Always thinking of others, her generosity of spirit was monumental.

Jean was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Benson where funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday January 26, 2019. Pastor David Abuya will officiate. Visitation will be from 12:30 - 2:00 pm prior to the services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital Midwest Affiliate. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


JAN 26. 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (CST)

St. Peter Lutheran
1781 County Road 2000 East
Benson, IL 61516

Funeral Services

JAN 26. 2:00 PM (CST)

St. Peter Lutheran
1781 County Road 2000 East
Benson, IL 61516

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