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Florence "Flip" Ruth Dunklee

March 7, 1928 — October 10, 2021

Florence “Flip” R. Dunklee, age 93, of Sugar Run, PA passed away peacefully on late Sunday evening, October 10, 2021.


          Flip was born in Camptown, PA, on March 7, 1928, daughter of the late Julius & Rose Wells Thiesen.


          She graduated from the Wyalusing High School, a member of the class of 1946.


She married Dale Elanson Dunklee of Wyalusing, PA, on July 15, 1946, in Buffalo, NY. They enjoyed 64 years of marriage before his passing on November 8, 2010. In the beginning of their marriage they owned and operated the Dunklee Bar and Restaurant in Wyalusing for a number of years.


Flip continued her working career at Dunklee’s store in Wyalusing as a clerk. She was then employed at American Meter Company as a production clerk from 1962 until 1969.


          Flip was a member of the Wyalusing Methodist Church and its United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Wyalusing American Legion Auxiliary.


She enjoyed playing cards with family and wintering in Florida. She also enjoyed spending time outdoors, whether it was tending to the flowers or mowing the grass. However her greatest joy was spending time with her daughters and grandchildren. She felt her greatest accomplishment was being a mother.




Daughters and sons-in-law:

Kay (Marshall) McNeal                                     Troy, PA

Gail (Ronald) Salsman                                      Benton, PA




Stacie (Johan) Broek                                         Zurich, Switzerland

Nicole (John) Imbt                                             Troy, PA

Kevin (Debbie) McNeal                                    Littlestown, PA

Traci (Robert) Gilliland                                    Troy, PA

Korrinne Bricker                                                Millville, PA

Jarod (Stephanie) Salsman                                Key West, FL



Kirk (JoEllen) Dunklee                                     Palmyra, VA



Norma Dunklee                                                  Roseville, MN


She is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 


Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by two sisters, Emma Thiesen on February 5, 1935, and Lena Huffman on July 19, 2005. 


          Private family funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at the Wyalusing Methodist Church, Wyalusing, PA, with the Rev. Jane L. O’Borski, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Wyalusing Cemetery.


Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Homer Funeral Home, 83 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA.


          The family will provide the flowers and request that Memorial Contributions be sent to the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, PO Box 155, Wyalusing, PA 18853.


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