Florence (Flo) Fierke, 69, lifelong resident of Elgin, Illinois, was born on November 30, 1949 to Lewis and Zora (Brown) Tucker. Florence passed away peacefully on January 11th at home surrounded by her loving family after a long battle with cancer.
Florence worked for Jewel-Osco in Elgin for twenty-six years. After retiring from Jewel, she worked at Fisher’s Harley- Davidson for five years. During her younger years, she loved to go to the racetrack and enjoyed motorcycle excursions and events. Florence enjoyed cooking, baking, and listening to music, as well as crossword puzzles, sudoku, game shows and watching live PD. She adored her dog Annie and loved her family more than anything, especially her grandchildren. Florence loved all the holidays and her last wish was to celebrate one more Christmas Eve together.
Florence is proceeded in death by three brothers; Wally, Ken and Butch Tucker.
Florence is survived by her beloved husband, Michael, of 50 years; loving children; Dedra (Keith) Jereb, Michael Fierke Jr., Kerri (Dan) Seymore and Natasha Fierke; cherished grandchildren; Ashley (Antoniu) Achim, Nico, Sequoya, Ethan, Makynna, Gage, Brea, Cody, Wayne, Brandon, Nathan, Meliah, and a very special great-granddaughter Addeyln. She is also survived by her sisters; Lois Boehne, Ruth Cotham, Judy Cotham and a brother, Steven Tucker, her beloved nieces and nephews as well as her best friend Margie Hansen whom she loved dearly.
Visitation and funeral service will be held at O’Connor-Leetz Funeral Home, 364 Division St., Elgin. Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 15, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral service, officiated by Pastor Jeorge Holmes of Willow Creek Church, will be Wednesday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m. with burial at Lakewood Memorial Park, immediately following the service. To leave a condolence please visit us on Facebook or go to our web site, www.oconnor-leetz.com.
To my heavenly friend Flo….I am so heart broken that you are gone. Iam sure my tears will lessen….but our good time memories of you will remain in my heart forever. Thank you for all the years of a wonderful friendship.
I worked at Jewel with Flo for all of those 26 years. She was a hard worker and always reliable and I enjoyed working with her.
My deepest sympathy to her entire family. She will be missed and remembered.
So sorry to hear of Flo’s passing. I also worked with her for many years at Jewel.
Dear Mike: I’m so sorry to see this. I didn’t know Flo well, but I do remember that she was always there with you when we’d see you at “Big Jack’s” house. John has also passed – 2 yrs ago. We’re never ready for this kind of loss. I can’t say it gets easier, but we do, somehow, adjust and find a way to live with it. I know you’re going to always miss her physical presence, but, I do believe, she’s always with you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.