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Franklin "Red" John Fleck, 81, of Veedersburg, Ind., passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the VA hospital in Indianapolis while surrounded by his loving family.
Red was born in Ari, Ind., on December 29, 1936, to the late Elmer and Edna (Waugh) Fleck.
Red attended Covington High School and on May 9, 1964, he married the love of his life, Joyce (Brownfield) Fleck, who survives.
He proudly served in the United States Army during Vietnam and was a firefighter for the Covington Fire Department for 10 years. Throughout the years, he was a farmer, truck driver, and worked at the Covington Co-op.
He was always tinkering and loved talking to people, taking walks, enjoyed crossword puzzles, watching Westerns and game shows, and spending time with his kids and grandkids.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joyce Marie Fleck, of Veedersburg; two daughters, Mary (David) Jinkins and Rebecca (Michael) Wilson, both of Veedersburg; nine grandchildren, Jamee Bulington, Jodee Ortiz, Jeff Bulington, Thomas Arnholt, Dylan (Breanna) Wilson, Kristin (Joshua) Delks, Tamar, Jessica and Jeremiah Jinkins; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Sam, Howard and an infant brother; one sister, Nancy Snyder; two daughters, Barbara Arnholt and Pam Bulington; one grandchild; and one great-grandson, Samuel James Wilson.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. EDT Sunday, April 15, at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S. 1st Street, in Kingman, Ind. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, April 16, at the funeral home with pastors Tom Hunter and Dylan Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Covington with military rites.
Memorial contributions can be made to the VA hospital or Great Lakes Hospice. Sanders Funeral Care entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com
Published on April 12, 2018
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