Lake View Funeral Home & Lake View Memorial Gardens
5000 North Illinois Street, Fairview Heights, IL
Florine Elsie Kassing
July 1, 1919 – February 9, 2020
Florine Elsie Kassing, 100, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, passed away Sunday, February 9th, 2020. She was born July 1st, 1919 in Lenzburg, Illinois to Gustav and Eleanor (Stenzel) Gruenewald.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Alfred Kassing, son, Alfred “Butch” Kassing, great-grandson, Kenneth Kassing, Jr., and son-in-law, James Hurt.
Florine is survived by daughter, Shirley Hurt of Thonotosassa, Florida, daughter-in-law, Marcia Kassing-Merchut of Fairview Heights, Illinois, grandchildren, Alfred “Butchie” Kassing, Robert “Bob” Kassing, Kenny (Sharon) Kassing, Sr., James (Ashley) Hurt, Jr., Penny Hurt, and great-grandchildren, Samantha and Andrew Kassing, Ricky, Jennifer, and Ryan Nelson, Alexis and Adyn Hurt.
Florine was devoted to her family, was at one time on the Fairview Heights Advisory Board and also a former board member of the Fairview Heights Senior Citizens Board, holding the titles of Vice President, Chaplin and Treasurer.
Visitation will be Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois.
Funeral service will be Thursday, February 13th, 2020 at 10:00 am at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois, with an additional visitation one hour prior to services.
Interment will be private.
Memorials may be made to HSHS Hospice.
- Visitation Wednesday, February 12, 2020
- Visitation Thursday, February 13, 2020
- Funeral Thursday, February 13, 2020
Florine Elsie Kassing
February 12, 2020
I have known Florine for 50 years! I usually had the opportunity to visit with her when my brother Jim and his wife Shirley made a trip to St. Louis. She was always smiling and friendly. She would ask about my family and we’d talk about what all the kids were up to. The most memorable event I remember is when she went to Germany with my mother Dolores. They visited my son who was stationed in Germany. They also visited her cousin. She was so kind to my son and his family. I will remember Florine for so many wonderful memories. Thank you Florine you will be missed.