Eleanor "Ellie" Jane Floan

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Eleanor “Ellie” Jane Floan

July 20, 1930 - June 9, 2018

Eleanor “Ellie” Jane Floan,  87, died Saturday, June 9, 2018 at her home in Benson.  

Visitation will be held 1-2 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2018, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m., at West Zion Lutheran Church in rural Hancock.  Interment will be in the church cemetery.  

Ellie was born July 20, 1930 to Odin and Olga (Erickson) Floan in Langhei Township, Pope County, Minnesota.  She was baptized  August 10, 1930 at West Zion Lutheran Church. She continued to live on the farm with her parents until her mother’s death.  At that time, she moved into Swift County Homes Number 1 where she continued to live until the time of her death.

Ellie attended the Developmental Achievement Center in Benson for many years where she worked at various jobs and participated in many social activities.

Ellie’s first passion was sewing where she fashioned many articles of clothing. She was happiest with a piece of fabric, her needle and thread and scissors in her hands.  She loved shopping for fabric at Clark’s or Fabric Warehouse.  Ellie also enjoyed many social activities with her friends at the DAC and Swift County Homes.  She will be remembered as the little lady with the feisty attitude and the warm, caring heart.

Eleanor is survived by her brother, Arthur (Mavone) Floan of Benson, nieces and nephews, Susan (Duane ) Hopp, Benson; Larry (Sherri) Floan, Alexandria;  Ann  (Roger) Frevert, Big Stone, SD; Peggy (Rick Nelson) Floan, Hudson, WI; Connie (Mike) Lee, Benson; Orla (Bruce) Regal, Aurora, IL; Jerome Lagred, Indianapolis, IN, Scott Lagred, Texas; Karen (Kevin) Dahl, Big Lake, MN and one cousin Penny Erickson, Benson.

She is preceded in death by her parents, sister and brother-in-law, Pearl and Waldo Lagred and aunts and uncles.

Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson.
Please sign the guest book at www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

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