Florence Blumhagen

March 12, 1926-Feb. 6, 2018

Florence Blumhagen,

91, Harvey, formerly of

rural Drake, died Tues-

day, February 6, 2018 at

the St. Aloisius Nursing

Home in Harvey where

she had been a resident

since April of 2014.

Florence Marie

Blumhagen was born

March 12, 1926 to David

and Rose (Hirsch)

Blumhagen in Rosenfeld

Township of Sheridan

County, south of Drake,

ND and grew up on the

family farm. She attended

Rosenfeld #4 school.

Florence had a passion

for sewing doll clothes,

which she made for her

nieces and were used by

her grandnieces as well.

She liked to quilt, crochet

and garden. Over the

years she babysat for

many of the neighbor fam-


Florence also had a

knack for upholstery, she

even upholstered the seats

in her brother Herb’s 1916

Studebaker, 7 passenger

Touring car which won

1st place at the National

Studebaker Car Show.

Florence never had

children, so her cows

were very special to her.

She also had a doll collec

tion that she loved.

Florence was a member

of Rosenfeld Baptist

Church and later a

member of the United

Community Baptist

Church in Anamoose.

She was also a member of

the North Dakota Stude-

baker Drivers Club.

Florence is survived by:

her brother, Herbert

Blumhagen of Harvey;

brother-in-law, David

Carlson of Washburn;

nieces, Linda (Art) Gro-

chow of Wahpeton, Carol

(Darrell) Torkelson of

Bismarck, Tonya (Cullen)

Pike of LaFayette, Il;

nephews, Weston (Val)

Kemper of Minot, Paul

(Barb) Kemper of Fargo,

Russell Carlson of Spring-

field, Il and David

Blumhagen of Peoria, Il;

as well as many grand and

great-grand nieces and


She is preceded in

death by: her parents; one

brother, Robert

Blumhagen; sisters Freda

McKay and Verna Carl-

son; an infant sister, Fern;

an infant brother David;

and nephew John


Funeral: Saturday,

February 10 at 10:30 A.

M. at the United Com-

munity Baptist Church in

Anamoose with burial in

the Anamoose Baptist

Cemetery. Visitation: will

be held one hour before

the service at the church.

Arrangements with

Bethke-Nelson Funeral

Home of Drake.

Online condolences

may be shared at nelson-

funeralhomesnd. com