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Harry J. Flesner

March 28, 2013
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   Mr. Harry J. Flesner, 93, of Quincy, died at 12:35 p.m. Thursday (March 28, 2013) in the Good Samaritan Home.

   Born January  26, 1920 in Clayton Township Adams County, Illinois he was the son of John and Agnes Marie Oetting Flesner. He was baptized February 1, 1920 by the late Rev. J Matzat and confirmed June 3, 1934 by the late Rev Karl Krotke. His confirmation verse was "Be thou Faithful unto Death and I Will Give Thee a Crown of Life". Rev: 2-10. On June 14, 1942 Harry was united in marriage to Lucille "Lou" Aden at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bowen, Illinois by the late Rev. J.R. Westphal. She survives. Harry and Lucille celebrated their 70th Anniversary on June 14, 2012.

    A former member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Golden, Illinois, Harry was presently a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Quincy. He was very active in church at Holy Cross serving on many Committee's and teaching Sunday School and served as Building Chairman on the construction of the church in 1951.

   Mr. Flesner farmed for many years in Clayton Township and also worked as a self employed electrician.

   Survivors include his wife, Lucille; three sons, Mark Flesner (Becky) of Oskaloosa, IA, John Flesner (Lynn) of  Loraine, IL and James P. Flesner of St. Louis, MO; a daughter, Judith Ann Driscoll (Mike) of St. Louis, MO; eleven grandchildren, Patrick Driscoll, Kathleen Engelke (Doug), Marshina Stephen (Adam), Jessica Libanan (Mark), Dane Flesner, Hannah Flesner, Chris Emmons (Shelly), Andrea Carlson (David), Jamie Bayes (Matt), Darrell Flesner (Jodi) and Adam Flesner; thirteen great grandchildren, Abraham Engelke, Jack Engelke, Ella Engelke, Jasmine Stephen, Natlie Stephen, Ellie Bayes, Tyler Bayes, Isabella Flesner, Kayden Libanan, Miyah Libanan, Liam Flesner, Leah Emmons and Grace Emmons; a sister, Irene D. Cookson of  Quincy; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Flesner was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Janet Lou Flesner; three brothers, Raymond Flesner in infancy, Elmer Flesner and Edward Flesner; six sisters, Helen Meints, Emma Meyer, Emily White, Mollie Swope, Edna Bienhoff and Adele Aden; daughter in law, Julie Flesner; and a granddaughter, Michelle

   Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by the Rev. Marlin Rempfer.            

   Visitation will be Saturday morning from 10:00 until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Graveside services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 in Golden Community City Cemetery, Golden, Illinois.

   Memorials may be made to American SIDS Institute or St. James Lutheran Church or Blessing Foundation for Hospice.

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