Flo E. LaPrairie

Lily of the Valley

YORK HAVEN – Flo E. (Gentzler) LaPrairie, 107, of York Haven, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018, at her home. She was the wife of the late Leon C. “Fred” LaPrairie who died on September 3, 1982. They were married in 1934 for 48 years.

Mrs. LaPrairie was born December 12, 1911 in Stoverstown and was the daughter of the late Robert and Orpha (Bankert) Gentzler.

She worked for the former Barnes Wallpaper Company in York before becoming a homemaker to her loving family. She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stoverstown and the Susquehanna Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary in York Haven.

Mrs. LaPrairie is survived by her daughter, Todette “Toddy” LaPrairie Holt of New Cumberland, PA; her grandsons, Michel Sheffer and his wife Tanya, and Jason Holt, and his wife Kristin and her great grandsons Jonas Holt and Justin Holt. Mrs. LaPrairie was preceded in death by her infant son; her daughter, Nadine Sheffer; her sisters, Ethel Miller and Pauline Slagle, and her brothers, Arthur Gentzler, Richard Gentzler and Donald Gentzler.

Her celebration of life service will begin at 10:30 AM, Monday, January 7, 2019, at The Diehl Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 87 South Main Street, Mount Wolf. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 AM Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be private in Paddletown Cemetery. Officiating at the service will be her pastor, Reverend Brad Dayett from St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stoverstown.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4767 Lehman Road, Spring Grove, PA 17362 or to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA.17604.

To share memories of Mrs. LaPrairie please visit www.diehlfuneralhome.com

3 thoughts on “Flo E. LaPrairie

  1. Dear Toddy – Our condolences from my mother (Marian) and the Malehorn Family! I have great memories of Flo and Leon in York Haven and at the river in Cly! Sincerely, Tom Malehorn

  2. What a wonderful life. She was 107 years old, lived at home and she and Toddy sent her Minnesota family a care package (home made cookies) every holiday including this year.

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