June 15, 1922 to December 3, 2015


Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 7, 2015, at Saint Anthony's Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Florence M. Hylla, age 93, who passed away at Country Manor in Sartell on December 3. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. on Monday at the church. Burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls on Tuesday at 12:00 p.m.

Florence was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was born June 15, 1922, to Peter and Sophia Loehlein in Holdingford, Minnesota. She was the oldest of five children, with four brothers: Donald (Gerry) Loehlein, Alvin (Ruth) Loehlein, and David (Barbara) Loehlein. One brother, Sidney, is deceased.

She and Frank Hylla were united in marriage on October 15, 1941 in Encinitas, California. They returned to Minnesota and raised five children: Sandra (Albert) Hentges of Blaine, Theron (Angela) Hylla of Moorhead, Daryl (Phyllis) Hylla of St. Joseph, and Judith (LeRoy) Coyne of Champlin. One son, Timothy Hylla, is deceased. Eight grandchildren: Kenneth Hentges, Stephanie Hylla, Daniel Hylla, Leilani Stoltzman, Jessica Hilton, Kyle Coyne, Vincent Hylla, and Benjamin Hylla; and eleven great-grandchildren.

Florence was a life-time member of the American Legion Auxiliary, serving as Sixth District Secretary-Treasurer from 1965-1966 and President from 1969-1970. She was an avid seamstress, crafter and quilter, gifting many projects to her family whom she cherished deeply. She was an excellent cook, passing on many recipes to those who enjoyed the culinary arts.

Florence will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring, MN.