Florence Rose McGuire was born April 30, 1919, in Seneca, the youngest of five children of Ignatius and Julia (Keller) Engesser. She grew up near Seneca graduating high school in 1937. Prior to marriage she worked at Kennedy Department Store in Bancroft.
Florence married Clarence Raymond McGuire on June 30, 1953, at St. John's Catholic Church in Bancroft. They farmed in the Bancroft area and she was very involved in farming driving tractors and doing fieldwork. In the earlier years, Florence enjoyed fishing and even hunting. She also enjoyed gardening, ceramics, and woodworking. She loved all sports especially following her two grandchildren through all their activities. She served as a caretaker to many and she was a very faithful person active in St. John's Catholic Church.
Florence became a resident of Accura Healthcare Center in Bancroft in February, 2011, and she received exceptional care there until her death. Florence died Thursday, November 21, 2019, at the age of 100.
She is survived by her son, Patrick McGuire and his wife Sheila of Bancroft; two grandchildren, Hallie Nerem and her husband Kasey of Lone Rock and Shaun McGuire and his wife Andrea of Mason City; six great-grandchildren, Winston, Bennett, and Lydia McGuire, and Knox, Jaxon, and Daphne Nerem; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Clarence on July 8, 1972; three brothers, Leo, Thomas, and Daniel Engesser; a sister, Mary Schumacher; and a special nephew, Father Eugene Schumacher.
Pat and Sheila and family
Even though I didn't get up to funeral home to give my condolences, I enjoyed watching the video of Florence’s life, lots of memories over the 100 yr period. So sorry to all of you, prayers and thoughts now and in the days to come. She will be missed so much
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