Thomas Leroy Florus

27 April, 19303 August, 2021
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Thomas Leroy Florus, age 91, of Flatonia, Texas passed away on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. "Leroy" as all who knew him was born April 27, 1930 in Cistern, Texas to Edna (Zimmerhanzel) Florus and Anton Joseph Florus. He was the eldest of five children. He married his sweetheart, Julie, in January 1949 on the coldest day of the year.

Leroy enjoyed being a rancher/cattleman, trail riding, listening and dancing to country music. He spent many hours and miles on the road, working construction. The family settled in Flatonia in 1962 where he would continue his work in construction and working cattle on the family homestead. Those who knew him well, were treated as family. He never met a stranger.

Leroy is survived by his sons David James Florus (Lillian) of Flatonia, Texas and Dennis Wayne Florus (Debbie) of Schulenburg, Texas; his brother Donald Stanley Florus and his sister Pauline Florus Farek; his grandchildren Rachelle Florus Demny (Matt), Staci Florus Fike (A.J.), Summer Seifert Henderson (Brent), Brianna Florus Janecka (Hank), A.J. Florus, and Dawson Florus (Autumn), many great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Leroy was preceded in death by his wife Julie E. (Kubicek) Florus; his father Anton Joseph Florus; his mother Edna (Zimmerhanzel) Florus; his brothers Benjamin Daniel Florus and Anthony "Tony" Franklin Florus.

Serving as pallbearers are Andrew "A.J." Florus, A.J. Fike, Hank Janecka, Matt Demny, Darren Florus and Dawson Florus.

Leroy will be dearly missed, may he rest in peace.

A visitation for Leroy will be Monday, August 9, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Smith Funeral Home in Flatonia, Texas with a rosary being recited at 7:00 PM. A funeral mass will be Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flatonia, Texas, officiated by Father Gabriel Maison. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Flatonia, Texas.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Florus family.

Smith Funeral Home - 128 East 5th Street, Flatonia, Tx 78941 Phone #361-865-3311


  • Julie E. (Kubicek) Florus, Wife (deceased)
  • Anton Joseph Florus, Father (deceased)
  • Edna (Zimmerhanzel) Florus, Mother (deceased)
  • David James Florus (Lillian), Son
  • Dennis Wayne Florus (Debbie), Son
  • Donald Stanley Florus, Brother
  • Benjamin Daniel Florus, Brother (deceased)
  • Anthony Franklin Florus, Brother (deceased)
  • Pauline Florus Farek, Sister
  • Rachelle Florus Demny (Matt), Grandchild
  • Staci Florus Fike (A.J.), Grandchild
  • Summer Seifert Henderson (Brent), Grandchild
  • Brianna Florus Janecka (Hank), Grandchild
  • A.J. Florus, Grandchild
  • Dawson Florus (Autumn), Grandchild
  • Many, Great-Great Grandchildren
  • Many, Nieces and Nephews

  • Andrew "A.J." Florus
  • A.J. Fike
  • Hank Janecka
  • Matt Demny
  • Darren Florus
  • Dawson Florus


  • Visitation

    Monday, 9 August , 2021

  • Rosary

    Monday, 9 August , 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, 10 August , 2021

  • Burial

    Tuesday, 10 August , 2021


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Roger Blaschke

9 August 2021

Betty Broesche Zahradnik

9 August 2021

My sincere condolences to the Florus family. I know Leroy will be truly missed. Hugs and prayers to you all. May he Rest In Peace.

Betty and Jerome Zahradnik

Lloyd Brunner

7 August 2021

Our deepest sympathies to the Florus family. Leroy will never be forgotten.
Lloyd and Jo Brunner

Sissy DuBose Mills

5 August 2021

Prayers for the Florus Family.....

Sheila Brunner

4 August 2021

Mr. Leroy you will be greatly missed. You were so friendly and always aware about things going on in the neighborhood. I enjoyed our early morning conversations in the middle of the street tho it was just the two of us after Ms Julie passed. And now youโ€™re together again. To the Florus family I am sorry for your loss. Mr Leroy was quite the character. ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’™

Copper Lafferty

4 August 2021

I wish to offer my sincere condolences to the Florus family. I was very sorry to hear of Leroy's passing. I have many fond memories of Leroy and Julie and the entire Florus family, especially on "Mudbug" weekends at granny's house.

Sincerely, Copper.

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