Florence Marie Theisen, age 82, of Mt. Prospect, passed away September 4, 2018. Florence was born on December 9, 1935 at Ravenswood Hospital to Henry P. and Catherine M. Theisen (nee Peiffer).
She was the youngest of four siblings and was raised in the Luxemburg area of Rogers Park on Chicago’s north side at a time when streetcars would clang along Western Avenue.
The Iceman cometh to bring ice to the family’s ice-box, the knife sharpener and milkman journeyed thru the alley and the street lamps were hand-lit every evening. Florence stayed in the family home long after the death of her parents and moved to Mount Prospect in 1992.
She graduated from St. Henry Grammar School, St. Scholastica Academy and Mundelein College. After graduation from Mundelein in 1957, she served as a dedicated employee of Illinois Bell/Ameritech, now known as AT&T, until 1985. Florence later worked in the medical offices of her orthopedic doctor. She was known for her love of bicycling, logging over 35,000 road miles.
Florence is survived by her brother Gerard J. (Ginny) Theisen, her sister-in-law, Nancy Theisen, six nephews, three nieces and 13 great nieces and nephews.
Visitation Tuesday, September 11th, 9:30 A.M. until time of Funeral Mass 10:30 A.M. at St. Raymond de Penafort Church, Elmhurst Rd. (Rt. 83) at Lincoln St., Mt. Prospect.
Interment All Saints Cemetery.
Mass Cards in memory of Florence are welcome.