Florence passed away on September 2, 2019 at her home in Washburn, WI. Florence was born in Washburn on October 24, 1931, the daughter of Jacob and Josephine (Kunes) Dibbell. She was a lifelong resident of Washburn.

She was a graduate of Washburn High School in 1949 and attended Wisconsin Indianhead Technical Institute in Ashland, WI. She was employed by Bayfield County, the State of Wisconsin Probation and Parole and the U.S. Forest Service in Washburn before retiring in 1994.

Florence was married to Charles Hedican on August 27, 1955 in Washburn, WI. They were divorced in May of 1965. She later married Reinhart Nies on June 10, 1977 in Ironwood, MI. He preceded her in death on September 28, 2006.

She enjoyed many hobbies through the years, especially knitting, reading, flower gardening and crossword puzzles.

She was a member of the St. Louis Catholic Church.

Surviving are her son, C. Joseph (Susie) Hedican; granddaughter, Samantha (Tyler Anderson) Hedican, Washburn; great-grandson, Calvin J.P. Anderson; one brother, James (Carol) Dibbell, Washburn; a brother-in-law, Robert (Sharon) Nies, Mason, WI; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Reinhart; and her brother, Amos Dibbell.

A memorial service will be held at Bratley Funeral Home on Friday, September 6, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will take place following the service in the Calvary Cemetery in Washburn.

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