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Florence Barnes

August 31, 1926 — January 15, 2017

Florence Marie Barnes, age 90, of Janesville died Sunday evening, January 15, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Mankato.
Funeral Service will be held 1:00 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Janesville. Interment will be in Woodland Hills Cemetery in Mankato. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
Arrangements are with Starkson & Steffel Funeral & Cremation Services ~ Arnoldt Chapel of Janesville.
Florence Marie Barnes was born on August 31, 1926, to Charles and Rose (Kessler) Volk in Marysburg. She attended Cleveland Public School, while helping around the farm and taking care of her eight siblings.
On December 14, 1946, Florence was united in marriage to Eugene Barnes in Jordan, Minnesota. Together they shared 65 years of marriage. Florence worked in the home for many years while raising their four children, until the 1970s when Florence began working various jobs in the area. In 1989, Florence and Eugene retired to rural Janesville.
Florence was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Janesville for many years where she was active in Ladies Aid. Her faith was very important, always attending weekly church services. She enjoyed baking, shopping, reading a good book, and attending the monthly birthday club. Florence was always known to keep her house tidy. She cherished the time she spent with her sisters and the mini vacations they would go on. Family was first to Florence, she greatly adored her children and grandchildren and always enjoyed the time they spent together.
Florence is survived by her children: Terry of Mankato, Larry (Rebekah) of Le Center, Ranae Trumbull of Waseca, and Lisa (Ray) Winter of Janesville; eight grandchildren: Ben (Pam) Trumbull, Megan Trumbull, Troy (Heather) Barnes, Kristy Barnes, Anne Barnes, Tara (Andy) Fitch, Tom (Angela) Winter, and Angie (Ben) Netzke; 10 great grandchildren; three sisters: Dorothy Queen of Mankato, Darlene Rodell of Mankato and Sandy Zitzman of Shoreview.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Gene, son-in-law, Brian Trumbull, daughter-in-law, Susan Barnes, five brothers and one sister.

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