Florraine Williams, 91 of Northfield, passed away on Saturday evening, Nov. 17, 2018
Florraine Williams, 91 of Northfield, passed away on Saturday evening, Nov. 17, 2018, at Reflections on the Three Links Campus. Funeral services will be 11 A.M., Monday, Nov. 26, at Bethel Lutheran Church, Northfield. Visitation will be one hour prior and a reception will follow. Interment will be 11 A.M., Tuesday, Nov. 27, in Mount Hope Cemetery, St. James. Memorials are preferred to Bethel Church Library Fund, the Parkview West Library Fund at NRC or Lutheran Seminary in St. Paul. Arrangements are with Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com Florraine
Flora Williams was born Dec. 29, 1926, in St. James, to Henry and Emmy (Schaper) Hoffman. She was raised in St. James, confirmed at First Lutheran Church, and graduated from St. James High School in 1944. She attended St. Olaf College, graduating in 1948 with a Bachelor’s degree in Home Economics. She taught high school in Richfield and after retirement continued to educate by volunteer tutoring in Minneapolis. On June 11, 1950, Florraine married Joseph Wangen at First Lutheran Church in St. James, in a double wedding with her twin sister, Lorraine. Joseph passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 24, 1958, while the family lived in Oslo, Norway. On June 12, 1961, Florraine married Dr. William Trygstad in Minneapolis. William passed away on January 12, 2009. She married Jerry Williams (her twin sister’s surviving husband) on June 6, 2009, at Bethel Lutheran Church and the couple made their home in Northfield. Florraine enjoyed reading and needlework.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry; son, Marcus (Robin) Trygstad of Houston, Tex.; daughters: Jody (Larry) Hoffman of Hastings, Kirsti Trygstad of Sparta, Wis.; grandchildren: Hillary, Kristina, Grant, Alexander, and Matthew; great-grandsons: Anders and Jonathan; and numerous loving nieces, nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by her husbands Joseph and William, grandson David, her identical twin Lorraine Williams, and her brother Waldo Hoffman.