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Florence A. Hieronimus

Florence A. Wetzell Hieronimus, 98, Adeline, died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Transitions Nursing and Rehab, Rock Falls.

She was born on March 10, 1916, the daughter of James Franklin and Halana (Meier) Borland in Adeline.

Florence was a homemaker.

She married Earl Wetzell on Sept. 19, 1954. He died on Sept. 27, 1973.

She married Freemont Wetzell on April 8, 1975. He died in March of 1996.

She married Cornelius Hieronimus on Oct. 5, 1996. He died Dec. 22, 2010.

Florence was a life long member of Adeline Zion Evangelical Church, where she was the church organist for more than 40 years.

She attended Adeline schools and graduated from Polo High School in 1933. Florence enjoyed music.

Survivors include her two sons, Jim (Karen) Wetzell, Sterling, and Jon (Ivernia) Wetzell, Sterling; two step-daughters, Janet (Rich) Peterson, Pecatonica, and Vesta (Lyle) Clark, Davis; 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three husbands, Earl, Freemont, and Cornelius; and one daughter, Joyce Truedson.

Funeral services will be Thursday, April 24 at 11 a.m. at Adeline Zion Evangelical Church. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

Burial will be in Adeline Cemetery.

A memorial has been established for Adeline Church.

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