July 8, 1930 - June 21, 2016


Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church in Becker for Flora J. Gavin, age 85, who passed away Tuesday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Rev. Eugene Doyle will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Becker and one hour prior to the services Saturday at the church. Parish prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Flora was born July 8, 1930 in Becker to Fred & Emma (Hamacher) Haberman. She married William Gavin on Oct. 25, 1949 in Becker. Flora lived most of her life in Becker. She was a homemaker and also worked various jobs. She was a member of Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church. Flora enjoyed trips to the casino, 500 card games, bird watching, and Sunday dinners with family. She was an accepting, caring, mild mannered person whose faith was very important. She was a good cook and baker.

Flora is survived by her children, Arlene (Jerry) Blad of Becker, Harvey (Anita) of Clear Lake, Betty Schwarzkopf of Sauk Rapids, Jerry (Betty Ann) of Milaca, Patty (Fred) Johnson of Becker, and Connie (Richard) Danielson of Becker; siblings, Alice Hoffman of Anoka, Lewis Haberman of Arizona, and Shirley (Darrell) Olson of Becker; 14 grandchildren; and many great grandchildren. Flora was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill on April 6, 2015; great grandson, Joey Blad; and siblings, Eva Jones, Emma Boese, Ray Haberman, Ernest Haberman, Herman Haberman, Robin Haberman, Arnold Haberman, Marcella McCalla, and Adolf Haberman.