Florence Premeau -Sloniker, 89, of Clark County, passed away on Tuesday September 12, 2017 at Clark County Rehab & Living Center.
Florence was born on November 15, 1927 to Jacob and Anna Kapfhamer in Medford. She married Rodger A. Premeau on September 3, 1947; he preceded her in death in February of 1968. Together they owned and operated several dry cleaning businesses in Wisconsin and one in Michigan before purchasing and operating Hi-Way Cleaners in Medford. After Rodger’s passing Florence ran the business independently until 1973. They also owned and operated a farm east of Medford. She and her husband had four children. She married Ed Sloniker on October 13, 1973; he survives. They moved to Greenwood, where she was actively involved with his duties as mayor.
In her spare time she enjoyed her family, talking, listening, laughing, walking, working, horseback riding, gardening, sewing, traveling, fishing, and spending time at her cottage.
In addition to her husband Ed of Abbotsford, she is survived by her four children, Michael (Mary Lynn) Premeau of Norwalk, Jeffery Premeau of Kennan, Dr. Cheri (Michael Horton) Premeau of Waverly, TN, and Chad (Mary) Premeau of Merrill, five grandchildren, Heather (Richard) Miles, Rodger (Melissa) Premeau, Steven Premeau, Kayla Premeau, and Misha Premeau, and 3 great-grandchildren, sisters Irene Piller of Appleton and Sandra Dahl of Medford. She is further survived by many other family and friends.
In addition to her first husband, Rodger, Florence is preceded in death by her brother Edward Kapfhamer and sisters Eleanor Scimeca and Helen Seibel.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. Father David Nueschwander will officiate. Burial will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford on Friday, September 15, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Florence’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society or The Alzheimer’s Association.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.