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St George Catholic Church
Sunday August 29th, 2021
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Monday August 30th, 2021

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Forence Theresa (Backes) Dudenhoeffer

Florence T. Dudenhoeffer, age 93 of Linn, passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Florence was born on April 9, 1928, in Luystown, a daughter to the late Ferdinand “Fred” and Annie (Kremer) Backes.

Florence was a graduate of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic High School in Frankenstein.

On September 17, 1949, she was united in marriage to Alfons Dudenhoeffer, at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Frankenstein. He preceded her in death on July 20, 1998.

In addition to be a homemaker, she was employed at the Missouri Division of Employment Security in Jefferson City. She also worked with her husband on the family farm.

Florence was a member of St. George Catholic Church, St. Ann’s Sodality, Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and she volunteered at the Good Shepherd Food Pantry in Linn.

She enjoyed embroidery, reading, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Florence is survived by her nine children, Dave (Joan) Dudenhoeffer of Linn, Glenda Dahlstrom of Jefferson City, Roy (Lisa) Dudenhoeffer of Linn, Lois (Dennis Sandbothe) Jaegers of Jefferson City, Ralph (Kathy) Dudenhoeffer of Linn, Tom Dudenhoeffer of Jefferson City, Carl (Joyce) Dudenhoeffer of Linn, Mike (Denise) Dudenhoeffer of Cairo, and Kenny Dudenhoeffer of Linn; 24 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren; two sisters, Josephine Dudenhoeffer of Jefferson City and Rita Bonnot of Jefferson City; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her parents and spouse of 49 years, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Bernadine Schulte, Nelda Keilholz, and an infant sister, Mary Agnes; a son-in-law, Allen Dahlstrom; a daughter-in-law, Linda Dudenhoeffer; a granddaughter, Ginny Wattler and a great grandson, Jackson Moore.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 29, 2021, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 30, 2021, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn with Fr. Colin Franklin as Celebrant. Interment will be in the St. George Parish Cemetery.

The family has requested that masks be worn, and social distancing guidelines be practiced by all who attend the services for Florence.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. George Catholic School.
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Glenda&Lois, Arnold & I were away when your mother passed. We are so sorry for your loss. You &your family are in our thoughts & prayers.

Lennette&Arnold Parks Sep 3 2021 6:04 PM

Glenda & Lois, Bill and I have you and your families in our thoughts and prayers. We know what a great lady your Mom was from hearing many stories of her through the years. She will be missed so much.

Bill & Cindy Stephens Aug 29 2021 12:00 AM

I was so blessed and very lucky to have had Florence in my life. Heaven is celebrating a gained Angel while we miss her here on Earth. I will never forget you Florence, nor the love you gave to me so freely.

Patti Dudenhoeffer Aug 27 2021 12:00 AM

Florence....you are just one of my favorite cousins. So sad along with your family and friends. Sympathy to you all! Prayers and love.

Patricia Keller Aug 27 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about the loss of your family your family member she will be missed

Jamie Neuner Aug 26 2021 12:00 AM

My memory Lois of seeing you and your Mom walking arm and arm out of the grocery store last week is a lasting impression of love. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Roger & Janet Klebba

Janet & Roger Klebba Aug 26 2021 12:00 AM

We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Florence. My Mom and Florence were neighbors for many years and what an amazing neighbor and person she was. She will be missed by many. Carla and Ron Maasen

Ron Maasen Aug 26 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Florence she was absolutely the best! We will keep your family's in our Prayers!

Donna L Heet Haslag Aug 26 2021 12:00 AM