Florentina “Tina” A. Bries

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Florentina “Tina” A. Bries, 92, of Luxemburg, passed away Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, at River Living Center, Guttenberg.

A private family Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Nov. 13, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Luxemburg, conducted by Rev. Noah Diehm.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Florentina was born Jan. 2, 1928, in Garnavillo, the daughter of Herman and Margaret (Harter) Mueller. She married Leo Bries on Oct. 11, 1949, in Garnavillo. Together they farmed the Bries family farm in Luxemburg until retiring in 1985.

Tina was an avid gardener, known for her beautiful backyard flower gardens. She also excelled in quilting, crochet, and other needlecrafts. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the Rosary Society, and the Holy Trinity Quilting Group. 

She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her children, James (Phyllis) Bries of Cottage Grove, Minn., Alan (Wendy) Bries of Central City, Donald (Debra) Bries of Guttenberg, Steven (Judy) Bries of Sherrill, Roger (Mary Ann) Bries of Marion, LuAnn (John) Huk and Julia (David) Draker, both of Cedar Rapids, Kathleen (Donald) Kremer of Toddville, and Elaine (Pete) Tekippe of Story City; 24 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Schlueter; two brothers, Henry (Rosemary) Mueller and Harold (Lois) Mueller.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leo in 1993; siblings, Dorothy Berns, Herman Mueller Jr., and numerous in-laws.

The family would like to thank the staff at River Living Center for their compassionate care during her time there. 

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.

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