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LILLIAN B. FLECK
Lillian Bernice Fleck, 89, of Quincy, passed away at 2:55 a.m. Thursday (February 8, 2018) in her home.
Born July 15, 1928 in Springfield, Illinois, Lillian was the daughter of Donald J. and Bessie R. Emmett Blackburn. She married Julius C. Fleck on June 18, 1949 in Springfield, Illinois. He preceded her in death on October 18, 2002.
Lillian was a member of St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, traveling and being with her friends. She especially liked putting on a helmet and taking a motorcycle ride with her children. Her greatest joy was spending and sharing time with her family.
Surviving are fifteen children, Julius C. Fleck Jr. (Georgiana) of Rock Island, IL, Susan M. Allen (Floyd) of Las Vegas, NV; Theresa B. Yakle (Terry) of Quincy, IL; Mark S. Fleck (Julia) of Sedalia, MO; Patricia A. Merenda (Sam) of Rancho Cucamonga, CA; Linda J. Heinecke (Larry) of Quincy, IL; Denise M. Sherred (Albert) of Quincy, IL; Kathy L. Juilfs (Mike) of Plano, TX; Matthew J. Fleck (Lisa) of Tallahassee, FL; Marla K. Curry (Jimmy) of Quincy, IL; David M. Fleck (Gerrie) of Tallahassee, FL; Chris G. Fleck (Pam) of Tallahassee, FL; Mary E. Fleck of Quincy, IL; Michael P. Fleck (Charla) of Moberly, MO; and Joanne M. Michalowski (Steve) of Plano, TX; 50 grandchildren; 89 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; one brother, Spencer Blackburn of New River, AZ; two sisters, Maurine Gutierrez of Peoria, IL; and Esther Gaa (Bill) of Peoria, IL.
Lillian was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Bessie; her husband, Julius; two grandsons, Brian M. Heinecke and Ethan A. Huner; three brothers, Stanley Blackburn, Lavern Blackburn and Kenneth Blackburn; and two sisters, Pauline Straub and Dessel Wald.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 at St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church with Rev. James Wheeler and Rev. Irenaeus Akimminas officiating. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy and Tuesday afternoon from 12:30 until the time of services at St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.