Private family services will be held.
I, Iva Marie LaFlex, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017, at the The Home Place in Stanley. I was born July 26, 1932 at 11:45pm, in the Town of Worden, rural Thorp, Wisconsin to Frank and Adeline (Anton) LaFlex. I was baptized March 22, 1933 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, in the Town of Reseburg by Rev. F. H. Sprengler. On August 12, 1944, Rev. F. H. Sprengler also confirmed me at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
I grew up in the Thorp area attending school at Goff and Thorp Public Schools. I graduated from Thorp High School on May 24, 1950 and enjoyed attending many Thorp Alumni and Class Reunions.
August 9, 1952, I married Clifford E. Bloom in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We later divorced.
I worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in Minneapolis, Rochester, St. Cloud and St. Paul, Minnesota. I worked in various positions including operator and management. On March 1, 1986, I retired in St. Paul, Minnesota after 31 years of service.
On September 6, 1986, I moved to Stanley, WI. I was a volunteer at Victory Memorial Nursing Home Stanley and St. Joseph’s Hospital of Chippewa Falls. I also volunteered at the Bethesda Thrift Shop in Eau Claire. I was a member of Vacationland Council Telephone Pioneers of America Eau Claire and volunteered with the Pioneers at many community events.
I was a member of Epiphany Lutheran Church, Stanley. I served as Sunday School and Confirmation Class Teacher, Altar Guild, custodian, President of Ladies Aid LWML, Church Council Secretary, and was on the Finance Committee.
I was preceded in death by my parents- Frank and Adeline; brothers- Oliver, Earl, Maynard and LeRoy; sisters- Phyllis Wald, Wenonah Weiss, Donetta Teclaw and infant sister, Virginia; sisters-in-law Felicia, Callie and Omie; brothers-in-law Louis Wald, Sidney Weiss and Malen Teclaw; and niece Holly Weiss.
I am survived by one sister- Pat and husband Wayne Madison of Gilman, WI; sister-in-law Sharon LaFlex of Stanley, WI; special nieces and nephews- Denise Madison, Dan and Mary Madison, Tom and Anne Madison and family, and Tim Madison. I am further survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Private family services will be held Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the Thorp Funeral Home. Burial will take place at East Thorp Cemetery in Thorp.