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Florine, John A. (1919 - 1959)


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 7/1/2023 at 12:03:52

John A. Florine, the son of Mr. and Mrs. K. A. Florine, was born in Cherokee, July 24, 1919 and died August 2, 1959 in Cherokee after a brief illness.

He attended Cherokee schools and the Larrabee Consolidated School where he graduated in 1936.

Following graduation, he worked on the family farm north of Larrabee until going to California where he worked for North American Aircraft Company until entering the Army in May, 1942.

He served with the 169th Infantry regiment in the Pacific Campaign of World War II and received his discharge in October 1945. He then returned to the Florine farm seven miles south of Cherokee where he lived until his death.

He was a member of Speculative Lodge No. 307 A F and A M and of Treptow Post No. 230, American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Christine Norgaard Florine in 1948 and by a brother, Dale Richard in 1939

Survivors include his father, K. A. Florine, of Cherokee; two brothers, Robert N. Florine of Quimby and Dr. Thomas E. with the U.S. Army in France; six sisters, Dr. Charlotte M. Florine of Honolulu, Hawaii, Mrs. A. A. (Lucile) Lorenzen of Denver, Gladys Florine of Africa, Bonnie of Omaha, Della and Patsy, both of Cherokee; and a fiancée, Mrs. Jean Bruner; and seven nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held August 5 from Memorial Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Cedar Cemetery at Larrabee with Boothby Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. (Source: Cherokee Daily Times, Cherokee, IA, Fri., Aug. 14, 1959, pg. 2)


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