IRONWOOD, Mich. — Flora J. Strancel, 86, of Ironwood Township, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at Aspirus Grand View Hospital in Ironwood.
The former Flora Negri was born Nov. 11, 1926, in Wakefield, daughter of the late John and Madeline (Bruno) Negri, and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1944. She resided in Wakefield until 1959, then traveled extensively throughout the United States and the world, living in Saudi Arabia for a period of time. She had been a resident of Ironwood Township for the past 28 years. She enjoyed crocheting.
She married James Strancel in 1959 in Reno, Nev. He preceded her in death on April 5, 1985.
Surviving are a son, James Jr ., Montreal, Quebec, Canada; two daughters, Mary Jane Giansanti-Olson, her husband, Sidney Olson, San Juan Capistrano, Calif ., and their son, Jayson Olson, who resides in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif .; and Renee Giansanti and her husband, Charles Robinson, of Ventura, Calif .; several sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, Flora was preceded in death by three brothers, Renaldo, Joseph and John Negri; as well as a son, Joseph Harold Giansanti, who died as an infant.
In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements were entrusted to McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Ironwood, where condolences may be given online at mckevittpatrickfuneralhome.com.