Florence Courteau

Obit-CourteauFlorence Courteau, a resident of Onamia, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at the Mille Lacs Long Term Care Center in Onamia.
A Funeral Mass was held Monday, Sept. 16, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Onamia, with Father Jude Verley, O.S.C. officiating. Burial was in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
Florence Stephanie Courteau (Biernat), wife of Robert, mother of Tim, Frank (Susan), Jayne Classen (Terry) and Kathy Lehn (Mike), passed away peacefully Sept. 12. She graduated from Edison High School in Minneapolis and from the College of St. Catherine with a Bachelors in Nursing in 1947. She married Robert David Courteau, MD, in 1950, who died in 2003. They lived in Onamia, Playa Del Rey, Calif., Puyallup, Wash., among other places. Together they spent five years as medical missionaries, working in Driefontein, Rhodesia, in refugee camps in Thailand and in the slums of Kingston, Jamaica. She will be deeply missed.

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