Florine Anna Marie Mergenthal

Florine Mergenthal picture - Copy - CopyFlorine Anna Marie Mergenthal, age 90 of Batesville, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at her home. Born January 21, 1926 in Franklin County, she is the daughter of Frank and Eleanor (Nee:  Klostermeyer) Meyer.  She married William Mergenthal September 2, 1950,  and they were together for 51 years before preceding her in death on May 30, 2002.  Florine graduated from Batesville High School in 1944 and worked at Blank’s Drug Store following graduation where her future husband also worked.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Crossroads and was a devoted choir member there for over 40 years.  Florine was a loving and caring mother and grandmother, her family was very important to her.  She enjoyed life on the family farm and had a love and special affection for all animals, especially her favorite cats.  She was an excellent baker, who made great pies and cookies.

She is survived by her son Daryl Mergenthal of Indianapolis, Indiana; daughter and son-in-law Sheryl and Alvin Harmeyer of Batesville; grandsons Ryan and Ross Harmeyer. In addition to her husband and parents, Florine was preceded in death by infant daughter Sue Ellen Mergenthal and infant brother Earl Meyer.

Visitation is Friday, May 20th, from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services on Saturday, May 21st at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Crossroads.  Funeral services are 10 a.m., Saturday, May 21st, at the church, with Pastor John Kost officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery.  (For online condolences go to www.weigelfh.com)