Floreine (DeMille) Kumpholz

By on December 20, 2012

Floreine (DeMille) Krumpholz, 90, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love and prayers of her family, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, in Monroe, Wis.

Floreine was born Oct. 2, 1922, the daughter of Henry and Jennie DeMille in Stephenson, Mich.

Floreine married Paul Nash in 1955. They owned and operated Nash’s in Elburn for many years. They made their home in the apartment above the tavern. Paul passed away in 1970.

Floreine and Roli Guisti were married in 1973. Floreine and Roli made their home on Pierce Street in Elburn. They spent the next 23 years together before Roli passed away. In 2001, she married Robert Krumpholz and they moved to Marinette, Wis.

She was a long-time member of St. Gall Church in Elburn, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, Elburn American Legion Women’s Auxiliary Post 630 and Geneva Elks Auxiliary.

Floreine was an excellent seamstress and quilter. She could make anything. Over the years she made a number of wedding dresses for local brides in the Elburn area. All family members received a special quilt from her, made especially for them. When the weather allowed, you would find her outside tending her garden and her lawn. She loved to travel the world. She visited every state in the US and countless trips to Europe. The most important thing in her life was family. There was no one more important to her than her grandkids. They meant the world to her and always brought a smile to her face.

She is survived by her children, Nancy (Lyle) Fuller of Gratiot, Wis., Bill (Gerti) Johnson of Rockford, Ill., and Paula Hilderbrand of Yorkville, Ill.; daughter-in-law, Janette Johnson of Geneva; sister, Blanche Myers of Wallace, Mich.; grandchildren, Greg, Steve and Mike Gilkey, Mark and Keith Johnson, Brad and Meghan Hilderbrand; nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren

She is preceded in death by her husbands, Paul Nash, Roli Guisti and Bob Krumpholz; one son, Richard Johnson; three brothers, Rupert, Donald and Warren Demille; and one sister, Doris Szapa.

Visitation will take place Thursday, Dec. 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. A funeral Mass to celebrate Floreine’s life is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 21, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Gall Catholic Church, Elburn. Interment will follow at St. Gall Cemetery, Elburn. Father Tim Seigel, pastor of the church, will officiate. A second visitation will take place from 9 to 10 a.m.

A memorial has been established in her name to benefit Conley Outreach. Checks may be made to “Conley Outreach” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com.