October 17, 1942 - December 19, 2015


Memorial Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 26, 2015 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Judith L. Florek, age 73, of Sauk Rapids who passed away at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by her loving family after a battle with both cancer and pneumonia. Rev. Ralph Zimmerman will officiate. Visitation will be 9:00- 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids on Saturday.

Judith was born on October 17, 1942 in Pierz to the late Alfred and Alice (Przybilla) Hoheisel. She attended Healy High in Pierz graduating in 1960. She spoke fondly of her years at home on the farm with her parents and sisters. She loved all of her animals on the farm especially her horse, Gypsy. Judith was devoted to animals of all kinds, often taking in strays. After graduation, she moved to St. Cloud where she went to work as a Beautician, where she met DeWayne Florek. The couple married on October 30, 1965 in Pierz. Judith primarily worked as a homemaker, also managing the family business while raising her six children. When her children were older she started working at Creative Memories before retiring in 2003. Judith was a very devoted wife and mother. She taught her children the strength of hard work and devotion to her family.

Judith is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, DeWayne of Sauk Rapids; children, Kim (Bill Schneider) Wenning of Sartell, Dena (Joe) LeBrun of Little Falls, Kris (Paul) Emslander of St. Cloud, Cara (Brian Zimmerman) Hughes of Plymouth, Chad of St. Cloud, Ryan (Kristy) of St. Cloud; sisters, Phyllis Poster of Buckman, Doris (Dan) Sorensen of Fargo, ND; grandchildren, Jennifer, Roxanne, Mitchael, Karlee, Landon, Britton, Grady, Ashley, Kallie, Emily, Logan; great grandchildren, Jordan, Sam, Taylor, Noah, and Lilleeanna; many step grandchildren and step great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Maxine Poster; grandson, Taylor; and many brothers and sisters in law.

A special thanks to Judith’s best friend, Sheri Huben and her beloved dog, Shadow, for their unconditional love and care.