Florentino Flores, 1942-2017

Published 1:00 am Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Florentino “Tino” Flores, 74, of Albert Lea, formerly of Manly, Iowa, died Saturday, April 15, 2017, at his home in Albert Lea.

A funeral service for Tino will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Bride Colonial Chapel, 110 E. Spring St. in Manly. The Rev. George Morin will officiate. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Manly. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. with a scriptural wake service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the funeral at the chapel.

Florentino Flores

Florentino “Tino” Flores was born Oct. 16, 1942, in Manly, the son of Luis and Margaret (Marmalejo) Flores. He was baptized and confirmed at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manly, and attended Sacred Heart Catholic School. Tino worked as a farm laborer for Nolends brothers in Hayward; Becker Highway Freight and Ladlie’s Transportation Co., both in Albert Lea; and Steve’s Automotive as a mechanic in Clarks Grove until his retirement in 2008.

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Tino enjoyed hunting, fishing, archery and working on cars, but his greatest love and enjoyment was spending time with his grandchildren and going to their sports activities.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manly.

Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Frank (Wynnette) Flores, of Albert Lea;  stepchildren Debbie Reynolds of Owatonna, Marilyn Reynolds of New Richland and Harold (Erica) Reynolds of El Paso, Texas; four grandchildren, Sasha (Seth) Holstad of Northwood, and Nick, Anthony and Joey Flores, all of Albert Lea; brother, Santos (Martha) Flores, of Indian Town, Florida; sister, Linda (Bo) Molina, of Tampa, Florida; stepbrothers Peter Ortega Jr. and Manuel Ortega, both of Sacramento, California, and Mario (Laurie) Ortega of Mason City; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Charles (Rose) Montanye of Albert Lea; special friend, Shirley Aguilera; as well as many nieces, nephews and many other extended family members and friends.

Tino was preceded in death by his parents Luis and Margaret Flores; his mother, Mary Flores; his infant son, Anthony Flores; and brothers John, Demetrius, Valentino and Felix Flores.