Robert F. Fleck, 92, Jasper

Robert F. Fleck, 92, of Jasper, died Wednesday (August 15) at Brookside Village in Jasper. He was born in Jasper October 19, 1925, to Albert Sr. and Emily (Hopf) Fleck. He married Dorothy J. Lechner June 14, 1947, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. She died April 22, 2000.

Robert was a U.S. Army veteran and served as an anti-tank gun crewman in the European Theater during World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 147 and VFW Post No. 673, where he served on its color guard, Precious Blood Catholic Church and its Men’s Society, the Jasper Knights of Columbus, the German Club, and the Fraternal Order of Police. He enjoyed volunteering for the Disabled American Veterans, transporting veterans to hospitals and clinics, and he and his wife Dorothy volunteering at the Dubois County Museum and for Red Cross blood drives.   He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, bingo, and spending time with his family, friends, and grandchildren.

He is survived by two daughers, Mary Beth Gibson and husband Glaze, Seymour, and Anne Therese Poling and husband George, Versailles; two sons, Terry Fleck and wife Sylvia, Indianapolis, and Randy Fleck wife Sharon, St. Anthony. seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two step granddaughters; and one brother, Leon Fleck and wife Elrieda, Jasper.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by one son, Bill Floeck, and three brothers, Albert, Harold, and Raymond Fleck.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Monday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Precious Blood Church Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dubois County Community Foundation – Bill Fleck Legacy Endowment, St. Mary’s of the Woods, Precious Blood Church, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at The DAV will conduct a memorial service at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Precious Blood Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. VFW Post 673 and American Legion Post 147 will conduct military graveside rites.

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