Robert Florine


Robert T. Florine, 90, of Seymour passed away on Tuesday, October 18 at Walnut Manor (Lutheran Community Home), Seymour. He moved to Seymour with his wife Shirley in April 2022, having lived in Flint, Michigan his entire life.

Born on March 10, 1932, in Flint, he was the son of Theodore R. and Vera (Moak) Florine. He married Shirley A. Scott on April 11, 1953, and they had five children. He graduated from Flint Technical High School and from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) and received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree in 1955. He worked as an engineer for General Motors at Buick and at AC Spark Plug, retiring as a staff engineer in 1991 with over 40 years of service.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years Shirley (Scott) Florine; brother Howard (Mary Ann) Florine; sister Janet (Roger) Erickson; son David (Sharon) Florine of Seymour; son-in-law Ronald Bleck; two granddaughters, Sara (Corey) Green and Katie (James) Hueseman; three grandsons, Aaron (Erin) Bleck, Jacob (Kim) Florine of Seymour, and Jason (Leanne) Bleck; and thirteen great grandchildren: Malachi, Isaiah, and Elijah Green; Joshua, Caleb, and Levi Hueseman; Simon and Samuel Florine; Audrey, Rylee, and Lainey Bleck; Callen and Emery Bleck. His was preceded in death by two sons, Robert W. Florine and Bruce M. Florine, and by two daughters, Linda M. Bleck and Bethany K. Florine.

Visitation will be at Walnut Manor (Lutheran Community Home),1505 S. Walnut. St., Seymour, on Thursday, October 20 from 6:00-7:00pm, followed by a prayer service (Rev. Andrew Curraro of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Seymour).

Funeral services will be conducted at St. Paul Lutheran Church (Flint, MI) on Tuesday, October 25, with burial at Glenwood Cemetery (Flint, MI). Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Endowment Fund (Flint, MI).