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Florence Naig 1917-2010

Mar 18, 2010

Florence Naig, age 93, of Emmetsburg, died Sunday, March 14, 2010, at the Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 20, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Depew, with Rev. David Moore officiating. Burial will be in South St. John’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 19, at Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg. The Lentz Funeral Home in Algona is in charge of arrangements.

Florence Catherine Wiegand, the daughter of George Charles and Jessie Emma (Mitchell) Wiegand, was born on Feb. 2, 1917, in Spirit Lake. She graduated from Central High School in Sioux City in 1935.

Florence was united in marriage with Torger B. Naig on Dec. 18, 1939 in Fairmont, MN. They farmed and raised their family near Depew. Florence later worked in the cafeteria at Emmetsburg High School and Iowa Lakes Community College. She was a member of the Cylinder Birthday Club, Card Clubs and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Depew where she had been involved with Ladies Aid and teaching Sunday School. She was also a 4H Leader judging Achievement Shows and Records. Florence enjoyed handwork, crocheting, quilting, scrapbooking, preserving family memories with slides and pictures and listening to E’Hawk football on the radio. She cherished her family and enjoyed being involved in the lives of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Left to cherish Florence’s memory are three children, Teresa Saxton and her husband Paul of Emmetsburg, Terry Naig and his wife Sandra of Cylinder, and Tim Naig and his wife Jane of Cylinder; nine grandchildren, Melissa (Jayme) Lentz, Mark (Darca) Saxton, Joel (Somer) Saxton, Matt (Carrie) Naig, Michael (Jaime) Naig, Marsha (Kris) Bro, Amber Naig, Brian Naig and his fiancé Michelle Stephenson and Kyla Naig; 11 great grandchildren, Madison, Benjamin, Logan, Luke, Josey, Mitchell, Nicholas, Maya, Zachary, Lilian and Liza; and special nieces and nephews.

Florence Naig was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Torger in 1972; a grandson, Dave Saxton in 2005; two sisters, Doris Moore and Lois Walker; and a brother, George “Bud” Wiegand.

Florence’s video tribute may be viewed at: www.lentzfuneralhome.com