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LeRoy Robert Flessner, Sr., aged 87, of Woodland, went to be with his Lord on Friday morning, January 29, 2010 at Thornapple Manor in Hastings. LeRoy was born on December 7, 1922 to Henry and Emma (Harmon) Flessner in Chatsworth, Illinois. His family moved to Woodland and he graduated from Woodland High School in 1940. He was a lifelong farmer with H.G. Flessner & Sons, a partnership with his father and brother. LeRoy loved to learn, and furthered his education through many agricultural courses at Michigan State University. He was an avid M.S.U. fan and enjoyed following the sports teams. On August 13, 1950, LeRoy married Marilyn Joyce Sutherland. They enjoyed many happy years together raising their children, spending winters in Florida, and traveling. LeRoy was a member of the Lakewood United Methodist Church for 80 years, and was a charter member of the Woodland Lions Club. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; four children, Mary Lynn (John) Parker of Dexter, Susan (Timothy) Piper of Manila, The Philippines, LeRoy Robert (Robin) Flessner, Jr. of Woodland, and Douglas (Susan) Flessner of Woodland; eleven grandchildren, Elizabeth, John and Paul Parker, Katheryn and Alexandra Piper, Jeremy and Kasey Flessner, Matthew, Brett, Samuel and Douglas Flessner; brother, Eldon (Doris) Flessner of Woodland; and many nieces and nephews. LeRoy was preceded in death by his son, Steven Flessner; granddaughter, Cheryl Louise Flessner, his parents; and his brothers, Raymond and Willis Dalton. Visitation will be held at the Koops Funeral Chapel from 5-8 PM on Thursday, February 4, 2010. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 5 at the Lakewood United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Woodland Memorial Park. The family has suggested that memorial contributions may be made to the Lakewood United Methodist Church or the Lakewood Lions Club.
Friday February 05
Lakewood Unnited Methodist Church
10265 E. Brown Road
Lake Odessa, MI 48849