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Florence Lucille (Check) Wesenick

September 14, 1931 — December 9, 2022

 

Florence Lucille (Check) Wesenick, age 91, with loving family members at her side, peacefully released into God’s arms on Friday, December 9th, 2022, at Pride TLC in Weston.

Florence was born on September 14th, 1931, the second of four daughters, to Josephine (Sowinski) and Alex Check. Following graduation from Wausau High School, she worked at the Wausau Phone Company. She married her love, Edward C. Wesenick, on August 11th, 1951 and celebrated 49 wonderful years together before Edward made his transition to Heaven in 2000. Together they raised 5 children resulting in 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Florence was a passionate homemaker, creating a loving laughter-filled family unit. She established many loved family traditions. Her home was always open for a visit, a meal, or gathering, where stories and laughter were a regular fixture. Large family gatherings at her home usually resulted in cars overflowing her driveway onto the street. She loved being outside tending her many flower gardens. She took pride in her wonderful cooking, regularly baking for the annual church bake sale and other fundraisers and events. She enjoyed canning, and craft sewing, even making clothes for her two daughter’s dolls. She loved exploring rummage sales to find beautiful antiques and useful treasures that she shared with extended family. She amassed a doll collection that she proudly displayed and enjoyed. She was passionate in correspondence and known for her ability to stay connected with friends and loved ones through the written word and by phone. Florence was active in regular social activities like bingo, outings with friends, still doing exercise with friends twice weekly for an hour into her 90th year. Her greatest joy was spending time with family and friends. She always maintained a deeply close relationship with her dear sisters, Lorraine, Jean, and Joan.

Florence remained strongly independent in our family home until fall of this year when she moved into Pride TLC. Our family extends sincere appreciation for the wonderful activities offered, especially the live music, which our mom especially enjoyed, in addition to those at Pride who lovingly supported our mom in her stay there. We also wish to express our sincere appreciation for the invaluable guidance and all encompassing loving comfort care provided by Promedica Hospice’s amazing Wausau team, coordinated and personalized by Dana, Hospice RN, a family friend for 38 years.

 Florence is deeply loved and survived by four children and spouses: Diane (Doug) Abitz, Kathleen (Dean) Abitz, Randall (Donna) Wesenick, and Scott Wesenick; seven grandchildren: Melissa (Andy) Bohr, Jessica (Chris) Goebel, Michael (Jessica) Abitz, Jason Abitz, Gina (Michael) Cody, Jeni (Kevin) Wesenick-Nelson, and Justin (Julie) Wesenick, and eleven great-grandchildren, Nick and Nathan Bohr, Sidney and Jack Goebel, Ella, Lily, and Alaina Cody, Zoe and Jack Nelson, and Evan and Emma Wesenick. She is also survived by one beloved sister, Joan (Gary) Radtke, and many loved nieces and nephews, long-time friend Janet Spatz, as well as other dear relatives and loving friends.

Florence was preceded in her passing by her parents, Josephine and Alex Check, beloved husband, Eddie, first-born son, Allan, sisters and brother-in-laws Lorraine and Barney Dallman, Cecilia (Jean) and Roger Marten, and her life-long best friend from high school, Elizabeth (Betty) Schroeder.

Florence is known for her beautiful smile, sweet disposition, her caring and generous heart, her strength and determination, and her endless love, humor, and laughter. She had an energy about her, as she brightened a room with her love and joy, and was confident to speak her mind. She made friends easily and was treasured as a loving Grandma-figure to countless others beyond her immediate family. She would do anything for anyone. She will be extremely missed by her big loving family and all who knew her.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, December 17th, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Weston, with visitation at 9:00 until the time of the funeral at 11:00. Burial is to follow at the Church Cemetery.

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Saturday, December 17, 2022

9:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

St. Agnes Catholic Church

6101 Zinser St, Weston, WI 54476

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Saturday, December 17, 2022

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6101 Zinser St, Weston, WI 54476

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