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Florance Anna Antiel

Florance Anna Antiel

Florance Anna Antiel, age 94, of River Falls, WI passed away Monday, December 3, 2018 at Comforts of Home in River Falls. She was born on June 4, 1924 in Duluth, MN to Michael and Josephine (Maleska) Dulinski. Florance was united in marriage to Donald Oscar Antiel on August 7, 1943 in Duluth, MN. To this union 10 children were born: Michael, Ronald, Margie, Rita, Alan, Annette, Dale, Connie, Jean, Jon.

Although Florance was a busy wife and mother raising her 10 children she found time on occasion to work at the bakery that her husband Don owned with his brother. After the children were grown she worked as a seamstress for Roberts Drapery in River Falls.

She and Don were active members of St. Bridget Catholic Church and after Don's retirement they enjoyed spending time up north at their place in Siren, WI. Florance enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and was always up for a good game of cards or playing a game with the grandchildren. In her later years she enjoyed working on crafts, if it be making jewelry, ornaments, quilting or some other craft.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Josephine Dulinski; her loving husband of 74 years, Donald Antiel; three children, Michael, Annette and Jon Antiel; three sisters, Angeline Kubazewski, Bridget Bedow, MaryAnn Bjonskaas; one brother, Lawrence Dulinski.

Florance is survived by her children, Ronald (Marilyn) Antiel, Margie (Gary) Selleck, Rita (Erik) Starr, Alan (Pamela) Antiel, Dale (Nancy) Antiel, Connie Mae, Jean (Ricky) Larson; daughter-in-law, Leah Antiel; 21 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; her sister, Stella Reopelle; sisters-in-law, Marlyn (Bob) Gravelle, Jeanette Bray, Colleen Antiel; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00am Friday, Dec. 7th at St. Bridget Catholic Church, 211 East Division Street, River Falls, WI, with a gathering of family and friends one hour prior to Mass. Interment will be in St. Bridget Catholic Cemetery in River Fall. Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer's Association. 715-425-5644