Thrune, Florence A. (Kierlin)


Florence A. (Kierlin) Thrune, age 87, of Winona, passed away on Monday, January 5, 2009, at St. Anne Extended Healthcare due to liver cancer.

Florence was born on May 28, 1921, in Winona, the daughter of Stephen and Veronica (Grochowski) Kierlin. She was united in marriage with Bernard H. Thrune on September 15, 1947, at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Winona. Bernard preceded her in death on January 25, 1997.

She was employed by Winona Glove and also by Stott and Son. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and gardening.

Florence was a member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Winona.

She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Florence is survived by her sister, Frances (Frank) Menzel; sons: Stephen (Elaine) Thrune; Richard (Linda) Thrune; William (Pam) Thrune; and Gerry (Allison) Thrune; grandchildren: Lynette (Thrune) Phillips; Dale (Patti) Kelso; Timothy Thrune; and Korto Greene Thrune; great-grandchildren: Wayne, Jessica, and Ryan Peters; and Dylan and Jenna Kelso; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents; and her siblings: Sister Sabina Kierlin; Edmond Kierlin; Gertrude (Clarence) Hufman; Mary (Donald) Richter; Joseph Kierlin; Tom Kierlin; Bernice (Ivern) Thompson; Cecelia Kierlin; Josephine Kierlin; Paul Kierlin; and Michael Kierlin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 AM on Saturday, January 10, 2009, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Winona, with preliminary services at 10 AM at the Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home.

The Reverend Richard Colletti will officiate.

Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Online condolences or memories may be left for Florence’s family at


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