George J. Fleck, Sr., 87, of Sherman, died at 2:41 am, Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Villa Health Care East, in Sherman. He was born February 2, 1929 in Sangamon County, Illinois, to Lambert P. and Helena Burg Fleck, Sr. He married Patricia A. Eddington on January 16, 1954 and she survives.
Also surviving are seven children, George J. (Deborah) Fleck, Jr. of Riverton, Michael L. (companion, Patti Meredith) Fleck of North Redington Beach, FL, Robert J. (Terri) Fleck of Buffalo, Barbara J. (Kevin) Traeger of Williamsville, Vincent P. Fleck of St. Petersburg, FL, Patricia (George) A. Comunale of Largo, FL and Pamela A. (Lester) Mason of Greenview; fifteen grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; one sister Cecelia A. Peters of New Berlin; one brother, Fred B. Fleck of Riverton and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Karl, Lambert, Raymond and Henry Fleck and six sisters, Helen M. Steele, Edith L. Fields, Irene F. Fleck, Leona M. Bakken, Amelia R. Fleck and Delores C. Patrick.
George was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Riverton. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus.
He worked as a self-employed electrician and repairman as well as farming, and also worked for thirteen years at the Mansfield Ford Grain Co-operative.
Visitation: 4 – 7 pm, Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home in Springfield, with a prayer service at 4 pm.
Funeral Mass: 10:00 am Friday, August 26, 2016 at St. James Church in Riverton with Reverend Raphael Paul DeMoreno officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016
Time: 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Staab Funeral Home - Springfield
prayer service at 4 pm
Date: Friday, August 26, 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
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George was a great friend. He had a very giving nature that was always willing to help solve your problem in the "Duz Shop". He never forgot a phone number. The Fleck's are a wonderful family!
Sorry to hear about George's passing. We had a lot of good conversations at Villa West in Sherman.
My sincerest condolence to all the Flecks. Your dad was a good man. I remember how he'd never forget a date--would run through all our birth dates whenever I'd see him. My love and prayers are with you.
My sincere condolences to families and friends of George. Please continue to be comforted by God's Word. 1 Thessalonians 4:14
Barb, Bob, Mike and all of the family... I'm so sorry for your loss. Lean on each other and rejoice in the many many wonderful memories that you share. God's peace be with you all.
Donald H Calvert posted on 8/23/16
Our best to George's family. Celebrate his life while you are all together! Don, Lisa, Ben and Nate Calvert