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Obituary for Florence Bell Antholz (Haas)

Florence Belle Antholz passed away at the Good Samaritan Society, in Atwood, KS, on October 9, 2022, at the age of 89. She was born December 28, 1932, in Rapid City, SD, to Harold & Elizabeth Haas.

Florence grew up in a Christian home. The Haas family loved and appreciated music. Favorite times were gathering around the piano and singing with her family, many adventures in the Black Hills with her five siblings, helping her father in the Haas Repair Shop and going to church.

When she was ten years old, Florence accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior and always had a deep faith and love for God and His word.

Florence graduated from Rapid City High School in 1950. After High School, she worked and attended North Central Bible College in Minneapolis, MN.

In 1955, Florence moved to Denver to work. There she met Don Antholz. They were united in marriage on October 5, 1956, and moved to the family farm north of McDonald, KS. Three children were born to this union, Robbin, April and Allen.

Florence was a city girl who became a farm gal. She was a much-loved wife, mother, and friend. She enjoyed being a wife, raising her children, playing piano, singing, decorating, teaching and attending church. Florence taught piano lessons for several years, taught Sunday School and helped serve in several other areas at Church.

After retiring from farming, Florence and Don moved to Atwood, in 2001. They were very fortunate to travel together to see much of the United States and a few other countries. The trips she most fondly remembered were Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea.

Other activities she enjoyed were singing and performing with the Prairie Rose Harmony, serving with the Gideons Auxiliary and attending Red Hats. Florence is remembered for her flair with fashion, d├ęcor and was always quick to pray for others. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents, brothers Clarence, Roger and Donald Haas and sisters, Betty Jane Grams and Mary Ellen Dahlberg.

She is survived by her husband Don; children, Robbin Antholz, Allen Antholz and April Rodriguez; grandchildren, Troy Antholz Keller, Brenten Antholz, Casey Antholz, Hannah Applequist, Jacob Antholz, Austin Antholz, Carissa Antholz, Justin Antholz, Vanessa Thompson, Nick Rodriguez and Cristy Ketcherside; great grandchildren, Kyle, Aubrey, Leah, Carter, Josiah, Maren and Kellan Antholz; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral Service is 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2022, at Courts of Praise, Atwood, KS, with visitation one hour prior. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Atwood. Memorials may be made to the Gideons Auxiliary and sent in care of Baalmann Mortuary, PO Box 391, Colby, KS 67701. For information or condolences visit