SUBLETTE – William “Bill” Florschuetz, 96, of Sublette, died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Mendota Lutheran Home.
He was born Dec. 20, 1917, in Compton to William and Lena (Schmidt) Florschuetz. He married Lucille Brucker on April 29, 1948, in Mendota. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Mendota, where he taught seventh-grade Sunday school and was in the church choir for more than 60 years. He also was a member of the Lee County 4-H Fair Beef Committee, Farm Bureau, Lee Farm Service Board, and the Resource Conservation and Development Council. He was a member of the Mendota Lutheran Home Board, and was active with Green Wing Bible Camp.
He and his wife loved to dance to music of big bands, including the Johnny Kaye Orchestra. He was a lifetime farmer in the Sublette area. He and his wife were named the Lee County Conservation Family of the Year in 1969. They also won the same award in regional competition among eight farm families.
He is survived by one son, Steve (Susan) Florschuetz of Sublette; two daughters, Luanne (Stan) Urban of Prophetstown and Mary Lee Twidell of Princeton; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth Becker of Hudson, Wis.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Nov. 22, 2003; one brother, Edgar; and five sisters, Elva, Amanda, Gladys, Olga, and Mildred.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church in Mendota. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church, with the Rev. Dale Peterson officiating. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery in Mendota. Merritt Funeral Home in Mendota is handling arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to St. John Lutheran Church and the Lee County Extension Foundation.