Florence Zarr, 90, of Dodge, ND entered into eternal life on Friday, May 25, 2018. Services will be held at 11:00 AM CDT/10:00 AM MDT on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Halliday with Fr. John Guthrie officiating. Burial will follow at St. Martin’s Catholic Cemetery, Dodge.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM CDT on Tuesday with a vigil service at 4:00 PM CDT at Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah.
Florence’s spirit is carried on by her six children, 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. We were grateful to learn many valuable lessons from our mother and grandmother in the 90 years she has been blessed on this earth, among them; Faith will give you hope, if you believe in God you will never walk alone and there are always a couple of nuts on the family tree that you must love regardless. Like a brownie, life is just more interesting with a few nuts.
Florence’s life started on July 20, 1927 where she was born to Joseph and Katherine Gleich. On this day, God gave us an angel on earth. She was born just a short mile from the place she called home for over 60 years. She lived in an era where farmers needed to take a penny and stretch it into a dollar, where horses were still the main mode of transportation and if you would have asked for a gluten free meal you would have been chased out of town and written about in the local paper.
Florence married the love of her life, John Zarr, on October 9, 1945 at St. Martin’s church. Our loving mother and grandmother raised six children while living on their small North Dakota farm. Her hands milked many cows and fed a variety of animals. She gathered eggs and family, planted roots and created wings, plucked chickens and eyebrows, sewed blankets and taught us (her children/grandchildren) that we reap what we sew and finally her cooking…..pure elation, euphoria, delight, exultation, joy and bliss is what comes to mind when we think of walking into her home and smelling a smell that is a mixture of love, a splash of bacon grease a dash of sugar and several vats dough.
“When I meet God, I’m going to ask Him if I got it right—if I’m ready for Heaven—if I did my duty as a Christian woman.” -Florence Zarr
Grandma, as far as we are concerned, you have done your job and you can now rest. You will be lovingly remembered by your children, Ronald (Bev) Zarr of Bismarck, Karen (Larry) Czeczok of Lincoln, Richard (Brenda) Zarr of Center, Terry (Molly) Zarr of Dodge, Delbert Zarr of Dodge, and Charlene (Pat) Erhardt of Almont; your loving brother, Leo (Beverly) Gleich, Spokane, WA; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren will forever remember your laughter, your love, and dedication to your family. Many friends, cousins, nieces and nephews will hold a special place in their hearts and finally a very special thank you to Virginia Peterson, you have been a blessing and dear friend to our loving mother/grandmother.
Florence is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband , John Zarr; one grandson, John Louis “Johno” Zarr; and four siblings, Pete Kuntz, John Senger, Marion Keller and Anna Duttenhefner.
You may now waltz in the clouds of heaven with your dear John.
Arrangements conducted by Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah and Hazen.