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In Memory of Patricia Florence


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday December 4, 2019
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday December 4, 2019
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Patricia Larson Florence, age 85, entered into eternal rest on November 21, 2019 in Hudson, Wisconsin. Patricia was born on May 29th, 1934 in Graceville, Minnesota, to Herman Carl and Emma Ann (Goodhart) Goltz. She attended High School in Wheaton, Minnesota, and attended Hamline University.

Patti was a wonderful mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and wife. She loved to entertain family and friends. “There is always room at our table for one more”. She was an elegant lady who also knew how to have fun, going on adventures any chance she could. Her children and grandchildren meant the world to her. Every Christmas she would have the grandchildren over to make gingerbread houses, a tradition that continues. She also made jean quilts for her children and grandchildren. She was a wonder with a needle and thread. She will be missed by many, and will live on in the hearts of all who met her.

Patricia will remain in the hearts of her son, Charlie (Angie); grandsons, Chas and Ryan Larson; daughter, Cindy Larson Claflin; grandsons Andy Claflin (Jenna); great-granddaughters, Elizabeth and Charlotte; granddaughter Britt (Cole); son, T.J. Larson; grandsons, Finn, Luke and Connor Larson; and her husband, David Florence. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Edward Gordon Larson; her parents, Herman Carl and Emma Ann Goltz; and nephew, Scott Goltz.

Please join us in celebrating Patricia’s life with a time to visit with family in honor of Patti, which will take place on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 at O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, WI from 4:00pm until 6:00pm, with Patricia’s funeral service starting at 6:00pm.

Memorials are preferred to the Lakeview Homecare & Hospice, 1715 Tower Dr. W. Ste 330, Stillwater, MN, 55082.

Arrangements have been entrusted to O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, WI


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    • Cindy and family,
      I was so saddened to learn of the loss of Patty. She was such a sweet and special lady, with one of the warmest smiles I’ve ever known. She can rest peacefully fully knowing that her children will carry on her legacy. May your memories surround and lift you at this most difficult time. With my deepest sympathy and prayers of peace for you all,

      Brenda (Mack) Engelbrecht