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Friday December 1st, 2017

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Florence M. Fattig

Florence Marie (Shotkoski) Fattig, 98, of Manvel, TX, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at the Pearland Medical Center in Pearland, TX. Memorial services will be at 12 Noon Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at St. Josaphat's Catholic Church in Loup City. Reception immediately following in the parish hall. The Rev. Richard L. Piontkowski will officiate. Burial with full military honors will be at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the church. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is assisting the family. Matriarch, maverick, mother, (great and grand in so many ways) Florence (Shotkoski) Fattig came into this world in the typical manner, and promptly proceeded to make a most extraordinary life for 98 years. Decorated World War II veteran, fashion designer, expert quilter, artist, decorator, gardener, political pundit, poker champion and nurse of 45 years. Of all her facets, exceptional cook/baker may speak most to whom she was – a nurturer. She opened her kitchen, her home and her heart to many friends and family, preparing sumptuous meals for passing travelers, her quilting group and most favoritely her family. Dinner, as life, would be served with a hearty helping of laughter, political queries and, if summer time, a stroll through her tenderly-kept garden. Religious discussions were not for the table, but she held The Lord and her Catholic beliefs strong. She also loved her home state of Nebraska: green rolling hills, lakes and deep-barked trees. She traveled the world from Disney to Luxemburg, Houston to Saigon, but Nebraska was her heart and that is where she returns to be with her parents, Frank and Vera (Kuta) Shotkoski, eight brothers and sisters and seven in-laws and late husband Ralph Fattig, all now surely enjoying a glass of wine and lively polka. She leaves behind loving memories with her children, Dianne Fattig of Friendswood, TX, Mike Sterling of Friendswood, TX and Mary Lynn Fernau of Pearland, TX, as well as nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Florence, may you continue your amazing journey. Thank you for sharing your light, your wisdom, your grit, your humor, and your love. We will cherish them always. Gifts may be made to your favorite charity in her name.  

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Aunt Florence lived a long and good life. She was such a multi talented lady. She had a strong influence on many people and a good, giving heart. She helped us after the tornado destroyed our home by letting us stay with her until we could get resettled. She and my mother shared many a good times together. May God Bless all of you. I am sure she is at peace with the Lord.

Jeanne Benker Dec 2 2017 9:34 AM

I was sorry to see the passing of your mother, she must have been an amazing woman. Kind thoughts coming your way. Gayalyn (Brester) English. Alda Ne.

Gayalyn English Nov 30 2017 12:20 PM

Dianne, I am sorry to hear about your mother. My mother passed away in March 2016. It's tough to lose them. If I lived in Grand Island I would be in Loup City on Saturday. Father Pionkowski will do a great job. He used to be at the Cathedral. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Your classmate, Pat Wenzl Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Pat Wenzl Nov 29 2017 9:08 PM

Sorry to hear of Florence's passing. My mother was Phyllis "Jake" Jacobson Ambrose. I remember her talking about " Fatigg". I never knew here first name. Mother spoke of her often, I believe they had a great friendship from the VA. My condolences. Barbara Ambrose Ronzzo Athol Id.

Barbara J Ambrose Ronzzo Nov 27 2017 8:45 PM