Florence Marie Schmidt Anderson, age 89, of Elgin, Illinois, passed away on June 13, 2015 at Rosewood Care Center, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on July 14, 1925, Florence was the daughter of George and Lena Eickstadt of Marengo, Illinois.  She graduated from Marengo High School with the Class of 1942.  She married Erwin “Erv” Schmidt, and together they operated Schmidt Funeral Home (now Madison Funeral Home) in Elgin for many years.

Florence later married Robert “Andy” Anderson, and served as an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in West Dundee. She was a member of the Elgin American Legion Auxiliary and Junior Women’s Club.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Erv Schmidt, second husband Robert Anderson, son Keith Schmidt, daughter Nancy Brown, grandson Christian Brown, and two brothers, Robert and Marvin Eickstadt.

Florence is survived by her daughter, Cynthia (Steven) Geye; step-daughter Leslie Anderson; three grandchildren, Kevin (Heather) Geye, Julie Geye, and Jennifer (Justin) Powers; three great-grandchildren, Henry Geye, and Callie and Owen Powers; Her sister, Geri (Larry) Dale; sister-in-law, Lois Eickstadt, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street, Elgin, Illinois 60120.  Lying in state Monday, June 22, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with services at 11:00a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 401 W. Main St, Dundee, Illinois.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Dundee Illinois or the Radio Ministry at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Dundee Illinois.

Madison Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with Mrs. Anderson’s funeral arrangements.  Her legacy and contributions to Schmidt (now Madison) Funeral Home will not be forgotten. for more information please call 847-741-1128 or visit us at madisonfuneralhomeelgin.com.

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