Florine R. Fennig
Florine Rosina Steury Fennig, 86, of Berne passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. She was born on March 17, 1926 on the family farm in Adams County to David P. and Mary Habegger Steury.
She was the middle of nine children and graduated from Monroe High School in 1944. She was the first from her family to go to college. Sponsored by the U.S. government, she graduated as a Cadet Nurse after three years of training at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. She then worked at hospitals in Portland and Ft. Wayne (St. Joseph).
She was married on August 6, 1950 at the First Missionary Church in Berne to Ernest Frederick Fennig. Together, they lived in Indianapolis, where they were members of Hope Church and Castleview Baptist Church. She was active in the Christian Women’s Club at both churches. As a nurse, she worked at Methodist Hospital and for the office of Dr. George Teter, a pediatrician, for 18 years. After residing in Indianapolis for 60 years, they moved back to Berne in 2010. A loving mother, sister, grandmother, and friend, she was an excellent seamstress, gardener, pie baker, and a lover of music, especially the hymns of the church.
She is survived by two sons, Jeffrey (Paula) Fennig; and Joel Fennig; two sisters, Esther Steinman; and Shirley Burke; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, George Mitchell; and Dr. John Fennig; three brothers, Frank, Clint, and Dr. Ernie Steury; and three sisters, Clara Sprunger; Ruth Sprunger; and Mary Alice Lehman Waren.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 26 at Swiss Village, 1350 W. Main St., Berne. A memorial service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 27 at Swiss Village. Officiating will be Pastor Max Haines. Burial will take place at MRE Cemetery in Berne.
Memorials may be made to Swiss Village.
Arrangements provided by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne. Sign the guest book online at yagerkirchhofer.com.