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Florence "Flossie" Auger

July 29, 1924 — March 13, 2020

Florence “Flossie” Josephine Auger, 95

Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother, Florence “Flossie” Josephine Auger, 95, of Mullan, Idaho, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 13, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Society- Silver Wood Village of Silverton.  She was born July 29, 1924 in Saxon, Wisconsin; Florence was the daughter of Frank and Josephine (Kleimola) Ansami.

Florence attended and graduated as Salutatorian of the Saxon High School in Saxon, Wisconsin.

Florence married Kenneth Auger on December 21, 1946 and they made their home in Saxon, until they relocated to Mullan, Idaho in 1964.  They were married for over forty years, until Kenneth’s passing on April 6, 1986.

Florence was a homemaker most of her life.  During her earlier years, she enjoyed camping, cooking, gardening, reading, animals and listening to country music, but most of all spending time with her family and friends, especially Beatrice Niemi, her life-long friend.  Florence appreciated all the special care she received from her daughter Julie Erickson and grandson Travis Erickson, through the years and the loving care from the staff at Good Samaritan Society Silver Wood Village, during the last year of her life.

Florence is survived by her children Nancy (Mike) Garitone of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, Pat (Linda) Auger, Rex (Debbie) Auger, and Julie (Bill) Erickson all of Mullan, Idaho; Eleven grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.  Florence shared a special relationship with her many nieces and nephews through the years and looked forward to their many visits to Idaho.  Florence was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Kenneth Auger, three brothers and five sisters.

Private Family Graveside Services will be held at a later date.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Mullan Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 475 Mullan, Idaho 83846.

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