Bill Flohr, 85

Bill D. Flohr, 85, a longtime resident of Carmel, passed away Thursday, March 14, at his residence.

He was born July 20, 1927 in Miami County, near Macy, Indiana to the late Jacob and Blanche (Kroft) Flohr. He was a 1945 Laketon High School. Mr. Flohr had a long career as a civil engineer with the State of Indiana; working within the Indiana State Highway Department, and the Indiana Utilities Commission. He served in the Merchant Marines in 1945, was named an honorary lifetime member of the Indiana Rural Water Association, and was awarded the distinction of “Sagamore of the Wabash” by the State of Indiana for career services and outstanding citizenship. He was a longtime youth baseball coach, an avid bowler, a lifetime choir member and soloist at the King of Glory Lutheran Church, Carmel, where he was a founding member, serving as the Chairman of the Building Committee as the church expanded in the early 1970s as well as several other church councils.

He is survived by his loving wife of sixty-five years, Betty Louise (Downing) Flohr; daughter, Joyce (Marshall) Zimmerman, son, Michael (Melinda Marie) Flohr, grandson, Matthew Flohr, and great-niece, Sandy (Al) Shikaly.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Gilbert, Robert, sisters, Ruth Hammond and Helen Irvine.

Memorial service will be 10 a.m., Saturday, March 23, at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 2201 East 106th Street, Carmel. Arrangements have been entrusted to Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel of Greenfield.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to: American Lung Association in Indiana, 115 West Washington Street Suite 1180-South, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.

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Posted on 2013 Mar 15