Florence Mary (Lhost) Gardipee, age 96, of Green Bay, went to her eternal rest, Wednesday, September 5, 2018.
Florence was born May 16, 1922 to the late John P. and Caroline (Kerkhoff) Verheyen in the Town of Rockland.
Florence married William Henry Lhost in Green Bay, WI in 1940. Florence retired from the Downtowner Motel where she was the head of housekeeping. Florence was a member of St. Agnes, Green Bay. She recently donated an icon of St. Theresa in memory of her parents. The icon hangs in the church for everyone to enjoy. Florence shared her gifted talent of cooking and baking with her family and friends. In 2004 she took a 10 day cruise to the Virgin Islands with her son, Glenn and daughter-in-law, Cathy. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing cards and bingo and going to the casino. She was always willing to help anyone, she had a heart of gold. She will be greatly missed by everyone.
Survivors include her three children: Glenn (Cathy) Lhost, Roger Lhost, and Carol (Dave) Baenen; grandchildren: Teri (Tom) Lerew, Scott (Monica) Lhost, Erica (Greg) Swift, Lisa (Jon) Whiting, Chris (Callie) Lhost; great-grandchildren: Tyler and Trevor Lerew, Sierra Haines, Wyatt and Alexa Whiting, Zach and Alex Lhost, and Trey Garza; special friend, Bruce Rusboldt; her brother and sisters: Mary Kunesh, Eileen Sigl, Bernard (Elaine) Verheyen, Darrell Verheyen, Betty Verheyen, and Dolores Verheyen.
Florence was preceded in death by her husbands, William Lhost and Carl Gardipee; brothers: Elmer, Alvin, John Jr., Clayton, Harold, Raymond, and Cletus; sisters: Evelyn, Delores, Judy, Juleen, and Enola; brothers-in-law: Bud Geurts, Joe Kunesh, Lloyd Sigl and Bernard Scray and sisters-in-law: Lillian, Elaine and Joanne Verheyen.
Visitation will be held at St. Agnes Parish (1484 9th Street, Green Bay), Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 10 AM to 12 NOON. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 12 NOON with Fr. Patrick Beno, celebrant. Florence will be laid to rest in Allouez Catholic Cemetery & Chapel Mausoleum next to her husband, William Lhost.
Her family would like to extend a thank you to the staff at Cottonwood Manor and Southern Care Hospice for their loving care of her. Also a special thank you to Fr. Beno of St. Agnes Parish.