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Cuba City, WI 53807
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Florence Tashner Pahnke

Florence H. Tashner Pahnke (Hinderman)

Tuesday, March 24th, 1925 - Tuesday, December 24th, 2019
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Cuba City, Wisconsin

Florence H. Tashner Pahnke, 94, of Cuba City, Wisconsin, died Tuesday, December 24, 2019, at Epione Pavilion in Cuba City. Services will be 12:30 p.m. Friday, December 27, 2019, at St. Rose of Lima Church in Cuba City with Rev. Bernard Rott officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. Friday at the church before the service. Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cuba City is assisting the family.

Florence was born on March 24, 1925, in Grant County, Wisconsin, the daughter of Ben and Katherine (Lenstra) Hinderman. She married Alvin G. Tashner on April 4, 1945 at St. Rose of Lima Church. He preceded her in death in 1967. She married Hank Pahnke on August 13, 1970 at St. Rose of Lima Church. He preceded her in death in 1998.

Florence enjoyed Friday night fish fries with her family along with a brandy old fashioned. She also enjoyed singing and dancing. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were special to her. Florence was a member of St. Matthew’s and St. Rose of Lima Altar Societies and the American Legion Auxiliary. She volunteered at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Shullsburg and worked with her daughter, Margy, at Bridal Boutique in Platteville.

Survivors include her children: Dr. Myrna Tashner, Des Moines, IA, Mary (Terry) DesJarlais, Cuba City, WI, Maxine (Steve) Bussan, Shullsburg, WI, Marjorie (Dave) Spensley, Belmont, WI, Martin (Kitzie) Tashner, Cuba City, WI, and Dr. Michael (Julie) Tashner, Platteville, WI; a sister, Katie Klinger, Platteville, WI; her stepchildren, Jeanne (Monte) Ewing, Oregon, WI, and Susan Pahnke, Azle, TX; twenty grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; two infant sons; three grandchildren, Blake and Bridget Tashner and Jenna Spensley; a son-in-law, John Bussan; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Walt and Marie, Ray and Irma, Harry and Selena and Jim and Ellie; her sister and brother-in-law, Henrietta and Merle Jones; a brother-in-law, Paul Klinger; and two stepsons, Edward and James Pahnke.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Rose Catholic School in Cuba City.

Thanks go out to Epione Pavilion for their devoted care of mom this past year and a half. Also, we would like to extend our gratitude to Park Place for their care of mom for the prior three years.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 27th, 2019 | 9:30am - 12:15pm
    Friday, December 27th, 2019 9:30am - 12:15pm
    St. Rose of Lima Church
    519 W. Roosevelt
    CUBA CITY, WI 53807
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  • Service

    Friday, December 27th, 2019 | 12:30pm
    Friday, December 27th, 2019 12:30pm
    St. Rose of Lima Church
    519 W. Roosevelt
    CUBA CITY, WI 53807
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    Rev. Bernard Rott
  • Interment

    St. Rose of Lima Cemetery
    St. Rose Road
    CUBA CITY, WI 53807
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Private Condolence

Sue Gebhart

Posted at 04:41pm
I am sorry for the loss of your mom. You were blessed that she had a long life. I will pray for all of you. Sue Salwolke Gebhart

Linda Reiss

Posted at 09:06am
Fond memories of Florence. Our sympathy for your loss. Sorry to not attend services due to my ill health. Mike and Linda Reiss


Monte and Jean Ewing

Posted at 02:32pm
Peace, Prayers and Blessings,
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Tammie Engelke

Posted at 11:15am
Mike, Julie, and family,

Our sincere sympathy in the passing of your Mom, Mother-in-law, and Grandma. You have so many beautiful memories and traditions to hold close and to carry on. Florence's quick smile is a gift that she has passed on to many of her kids and grandkids.

Dan, Tammie, Dani, and Rheann Engelke

Amy Siegert

Posted at 02:00pm
What a wonderful lady with a friendly, loving, generous family who obviously passed along those traits to her kids! Many fond memories of family gatherings, a truly elegant woman who persevered through much in her life. Our sympathy, love, and prayers, the Siegerts of Potosi

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