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Florence "Flossy" Borwege

May 9, 2019

Florence “Flossy” Lorraine Borwege, age 82, passed away May 9, 2019, at her home in Medford.

Friends may greet the family from 4-7:00 PM Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the Medford Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the funeral at church.  Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Medford. 

Florence was born March 8, 1937 in Faribault to parents Fred and Edith (Ray) Schmitz.

She was united in marriage to Roger H. Borwege April 16, 1960 in Mason City, Iowa. They made their home in rural Medford where she raised her six children while Roger farmed. 

She enjoyed gardening both vegetables and flowers, selling sweet corn for many years, and hanging out with her friends in her extension club. In retirement she worked at various stores at the Medford Outlet Center. Florence helped take care, besides her children and grandchildren, many other kids in the Medford area. 

She is preceded in death by her husband Roger, parents, one brother and one sister.  Florence is survived by her children, Rodney of Medford, Donald of Owatonna, Douglas (Kim) Borwege of New Prague, Jeffrey (Michelle) Borwege of Kasson, Gerald (Carrie) Borwege of Owatonna, Michelle (Chris) Ditlevson of Medford. 16 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; siblings, Gerald (Janice) Schmitz of Faribault, and Donald (Lorraine) Schmitz of Oak Grove, MN.  For more information or to leave an online condolence message go to


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