Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Obituaries

March 11, 2013

Florence Louise (Placke) Wessel, 92

— Florence Louise (Placke) Wessel, 92, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013, at St. Andrews Health Campus.   

The daughter of Oscar and Louise (Belter) Placke was born May 12, 1920, in Batesville. Florence and her three siblings were dealt a tragedy when their mother passed away at an early age.  But with the help of a caring extended family and a loving father, the children flourished and built four more strong families that thrive today.

Florence was married to Ervin Wessel June 29, 1940.  They shared a long, happy, loving life together for 55 years until Ervin’s death.

Florence is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Roger) Cassiere, and son Robert (Sharon) Wessel.  Also surviving are her six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and their families: Chris and Lee Cassiere, Greg and Michelle Cassiere with great-grandson Mason, Steve Cassiere, Scott and Tina Cassiere with great-grandchildren Sara and AJ, Chris and Brandy Wessel with great-grandsons Dalen Wessel and Alex Jolly and granddaughter Heather Wessel and John Leffler.  

Also surviving are her brother, Irvin Placke, and his wife, Lois, with many nieces and nephews and their families.  

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Viola Borchelt, and brother Richard (Lucylle) Placke.

Her passion and gift was cooking and it showed in her professional working life. She worked at the local school as a cook as well as the Hillcrest Golf and Country Club and New Point truck stop. She dedicated her life to her children and grandchildren and will be missed and loved forever.  Florence was a loyal member of St. John United Church of Christ, Huntersville, where she will be laid to rest Saturday, March 16.

Visitation will be that day from 10 a.m. until noon services at Meyers Funeral Home with the Rev. David Johnston officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  

Memorials are suggested to the St. Andrews Health Campus Activities Fund or church.

The family also wants to acknowledge the care and love she received from the staff at St. Andrews Health Campus. Without their professionalism and love, Florence’s life would not have been as full and bright as it was. Thank you so much.

Online condolences can be posted at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.

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