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In Memory of

Florence Charvat

May 4, 1921 - March 30, 2015

Obituary


Florence (Flossie) Charvat, 93, formerly of Chicago, Illinois, died on March 30, 2015 at LifeCare Center of Westminster. Florence was born on May, 4, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Lawrence and Julianna Tomczak. She was united in marriage to Stanley T. Wasik, on June 5, 1943 in Chicago. He preceded her in death on January 5, 1979. Later, she had the honor of being united in marriage to Joseph F. Charvat on June 20, 1981 in Hudson, Florida. He preceded her in death on April 2, 1990.

To say she was a...

Florence (Flossie) Charvat, 93, formerly of Chicago, Illinois, died on March 30, 2015 at LifeCare Center of Westminster. Florence was born on May, 4, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Lawrence and Julianna Tomczak. She was united in marriage to Stanley T. Wasik, on June 5, 1943 in Chicago. He preceded her in death on January 5, 1979. Later, she had the honor of being united in marriage to Joseph F. Charvat on June 20, 1981 in Hudson, Florida. He preceded her in death on April 2, 1990.

To say she was a strong, resilient, and independent person would be an understatement. We called her the EverReady Bunny because of her endless energy. Among other things, she was an excellent cook. One of her many specialties was homemade polish sausage and sauerkraut. She also made kolaches during the holidays and endless pots of chicken noodle soup. Flossie loved projects and accomplishing things. No shrub or bush was ever the same after she gave it their "springtime haircut".

She had many friends wherever she lived, whether in Chicago, Illinois, Florida, or, recently in Colorado. She looked forward to playing weekly cards with her new found friends in Colorado and would occasionally let the rest of the family win at 3-13. Flossie was always ready to lend a helping hand where needed. She volunteered at places needing help, including hospitals in Denver. She also worked as a caregiver for several years after moving to Colorado. She was a life-long member of the Catholic church.

She is survived by her four daughters, Susan Reiter (Dennis Hutchens) of Crown Point, Indiana, Joanne Cosgrove of Valparaiso, Indiana, Kathleen (Al) Albin of Terrebonne, Oregon and Valerie Spink (William) of Ft. Collins, Colorado; seven grandchildren, Eric Reiter, Jason Reiter, Todd Cosgrove, Robert Spicer, Rebecca Leone, Bryan Weinman and Jennifer Weinman, and 8 great grandchildren; and sister, Pearl Hickey of Clearwater, Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters and brothers, and her in-laws, Valentine and Mary Wasik.

The family would like to give special Thanks to the caring and loving staff at LifeCare Center of Westminster for treating our mom as though she was a member of their own family.

A memorial service will be held at LifeCare Center of Westminster on April 13th at 2 p.m.

We love you, Mom!

Till we meet again...