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Florie Alandt, 81, of Traverse City died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sept. 25, 2017 at Munson Medical Center.
Florie was born on Dec. 28, 1935 in Nice, France to the late Charles and Marie Louise (Pellier) Houques-Fourcade. She immigrated from France at the age of 22 on board the last voyage of The Isle de France.
Florie married William F. Alandt her best friend, true love and life partner in Dearborn on Sept. 2, 1960.
Florie earned her Masters in Social Work from Wayne State University graduating summa cum laude in 1978.
Florie was a social worker for over 20 years in Detroit. He first job was at Interim House, Detroit's first shelter for victims of domestic violence. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, writing poetry, listening to classical music and making floral arrangements. Above all else she cherished her family, especially her grandchildren.
Florie is survived by her sons, Mark (Vickie) Alandt, Eric Alandt, Jeffrey Alandt and Cristine (Fred) Robb, all of Traverse City; many grandchildren; and siblings Jacqueline, Sylvere, France, Christian and Joelle.
Florie was preceded in death by her husband, William; and her two brothers, Jean and Claude; and one sister, Elaine.
There will be a gathering to celebrate Florie's life on Sunday, Oct. 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Southwest Indian Foundation.
Please visit www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com to share your memories with the family.
The family is being cared for by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on September 28, 2017
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