Holy Trinity Catholic Church~Assumption
Sunday March 1st, 2020
11:00am - 3:00pm
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David T. Fleck
David T. Fleck, age 78, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family, Tuesday morning, February 25, 2020, following a valiant battle with cancer. He was born May 20, 1941 in Toledo, Ohio to Elmer and Fannie (Pedersen) Fleck. Dave was a graduate of Macomber Vocational Technical High School, and married his true love, Elizabeth "Liz" M. Mockensturm on February 17, 1962. She preceded him in death on July 8, 2019.
After graduation, Dave started his working career in autobody with Lakeport VW. His goal in life was to be an entrepreneur. In 1974, the family moved to Swanton. In 1975, he opened Fleck's Collision. He was a well known and respected autobody technician throughout Northwest Ohio. He took pride in his business, that supported his family for many years until he retired. An avid outdoorsman, Dave enjoyed hunting, fishing and loved spending time at the cottage on Lake James boating.
Dave was so proud of his children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his children, Denise (Gary) Riggleman, Terry (Luann) Fleck and Amy Fleck (Michael Cousino); grandchildren, Nicole (Nate) Hohenstein, Ashley Fletcher and Christian Fleck; great-grandchildren, Mariah, Henley, Ashton and Sasha; his twin sisters, Marianne (Jeff) Gehring and Gretta Laskey; sister-in-law, Ann Fleck; many nieces and nephews, and of course his German Shepherd, Sarge.
Besides his beloved wife of 57 years, Liz, Dave was preceded by his parents and brother, Lawrence Fleck.
Family and friends may visit Sunday, March 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, where a Remembrance Service will begin at 3:00 p.m. Interment will follow at St. Richard's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The James Cancer Hospital and Richard Solove Research Institute 460 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210. The family extends a heartfelt thank you to the doctor's and staff for their expertise in treating Dave's cancer, which gave him an additional 4-1/2 years of life to enjoy to the fullest.
Denise, Terry and Amy...
I am so sorry to just now learn of the loss of both of your parents!! Such good good friends to my mom and dad! Mom and I saw them at Delta 109 this past summer and had a nice chat with them.. Not living in the area, I didnt realize that your parents had passed... So sorry for your loss.
Mom is in a nursing home with dementia but if I get a good day with her (when I can actually visit inside with her) I will share this sad news...
She would surely want you all to know she sends her love!! Im sure my Dad is enjoying his friends again!!
Keeping you all in our prayers..
Gloria Bernath and Laurie
Laurie Apr 19 2020 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of David Fleck
Rick and Anne Birsa Mar 27 2020 12:00 AM
Thank you Dr. Alison. My Mom, Dad and Sarge loved you!
Amy Fleck Mar 5 2020 12:00 AM
You were always great neighbors to mom and dad, and I know that meant a lot to them. Thank you. Thoughts and prayers to the entire family.
Michele Raker-Morris Mar 2 2020 12:00 AM
Bill and I loved your parents and it's with great sorrow I found that Dave has followed your mom on their final journey. They are missed by all who loved them.
My deepest sympathies to all of you.
Love and hugs,
Pam Mar 2 2020 12:00 AM
I feel lucky to have met both Dave and Elizabeth. I had known them for such a short time but they will be missed. They made such an impression on me. My deepest sympathy to the Fleck family. Sincerely, Alison Oliver
Alison Oliver Mar 2 2020 12:00 AM
My deepest sympathy to the Fleck Family, I worked with Dave and Gary at Lakeport VW for sometime and enjoyed all the experience that Dave taught me, Sorry for your loss. Bob Keel
Bob Keel Mar 1 2020 12:00 AM
Denise, Amy and Terry,
Dan has many good memories of your mom and dad. One in particular was your dad painting his first car, a Volkswagon. A good man who was loved by many. Dan is currently in skilled nursing facility otherwise we would be with you today. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Dave.
Dan and Denise Harvey
Dan Harvey Mar 1 2020 12:00 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of sorrow. So sorry for your loss of your father.
The Hepfinger family, Fred, Mike, Barb and Melanie
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My deepest sympathy to the Fleck Family
Lynn Van Deilen Mar 1 2020 12:00 AM