2013-02-07 / Obituaries

Florence May Rau, 88, of Fargo

Florence May Rau, 88 of Fargo, passed away at the Kindred Hospital South University-Fargo on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.

Florence was born Nov. 26, 1924, in Zeeland to Theophil and Frieda (Walker) Ochsner.

As a child, Florence moved with her family to a farm west of Gardner. She attended school in Gardner.

On Oct. 15, 1944, she married Bennie Rau in Linton. They farmed east of Linton until 1961. That year they moved to Fargo where she worked at the Fargo Veterans Medical Center. She retired in 1989 after 28 years of service.

Her survivors include daughters, Karen (John) Ringsrud, Lakota and Shirley (Jim) Kondelis, Fargo; son, Todd Rau, Fargo; brother, Larry Ochsner, Buhl, Minn.; sisters, Lavina Brag, Fargo, Viona Symons, Madera, Calif., Norma (Harlan) Lemke, Dilworth, Minn., and Millie Stagner, Springfield, Mo.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Florence was preceeded in death by her husband, Ben; her parents; seven brothers, Ruben, Eddie, Eugene, Hugo, Fritz, John, Raymond and David; and three sisters; Linda, Esther and Elsie.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 2, at Hanson- Runsvold Funeral Chapel in Fargo.

Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.

Please feel free to sign the online guestbook at www.hansonrunsvold.com.

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