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Funeral services will take place on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM (Mountain).

Kadoka Cemetery
Kadoka, South Dakota

Kadoka Cemetery
Kadoka, South Dakota



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In memory of

Florence Gropper

of Kadoka, South Dakota, died on Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 94

Florence E. Folsom was born on May 11, 1923, to Ralph and Alma (Urban) Folsom in Philip, South Dakota. She grew up in the Philip and Cottonwood, South Dakota areas and graduated from Cottonwood High School in 1941.

Florence was united in marriage to Glen Gropper on July 20, 1941, in Kadoka, South Dakota. Their marriage was blessed with two children: Rodney and Sandra. They made their home in Kadoka all their married life.

Florence worked as a postal clerk in the Kadoka Post Office and several local post offices in the western South Dakota area.

Grateful for having shared her life include four grandchildren, Darrell Otis of Thornton, Colorado, Mitzi Mitchell and her husband Chip of Kadoka, Marci Schortzmann and her husband Dan of Grand Junction, Colorado, and Michelle Hook and her husband Todd of Oronoco, Minnesota; six great-grandchildren, Brandon (Belinda) Mitchell and Tyrel (Tara) Mitchell, Shania and Race Schortzmann, and TiShea Hook and her significant other Tony Chhoeut, and TiMarie (Danny) Ly; five great-great-grandchildren, Bryler and Blane Mitchell, and Vera and Vayda Chhoeut and Danarie Ly; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Glen, on February 4, 2004; one son, Rodney D. Gropper on November 1, 1998; one daughter, Sandra Lynne Otis on December 30, 2015; one sister, Bonnie Gauliet; one brother, Delane Folsom; and her parents.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Kadoka Cemetery in Kadoka.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Kadoka Cemetery in Kadoka.

  • We were sorry to hear of Florence's passing and yet amazed at her life. We enjoyed out years of seeing her and working with her in Eastern Star. ~ Kenny & Lyndy Ireland Philip, SD (10/24/2017)
  • So sorry to hear of Florence's passing, Joe and I always enjoyed visiting with Florence and Glen. They told us so much about their growing up, heard so many interesting things while we were having coffee. ~ Betty Lou Stratton Pierre, SD (10/16/2017)
  • I had the great pleasure of knowing Florence; She was a customer of mine when I was a Hair Stylist. Paul & Florence were So kind and always had smiles to share with everyone. They will be missed. Sincerely, Kathy & Jerry Noteboom ~ Jerry & Kathy S. Noteboom 21309 Cabin Rd. (10/11/2017)
  • Florence was such a great lady. She was always happy to see you and loved to show her quilts and quilting projects! ~ Deetta Terkildsen Quinn (10/10/2017)