Elizabeth Fleck, 99

Elizabeth M. Fleck, 99, North Manchester, died at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester. She was born Oct. 1, 1914 in Laketon, to David and Bertha (Buck) Whitehurst.

Elizabeth was a 1931 graduate of Laketon High School. She married Forrest J. "Bud" Fleck in Auburn, on Jan. 11, 1941; he died May 28, 1995.  She was a homemaker, volunteered at Peabody, and was a longtime member of the Wabash Garden Club.  She enjoyed spending summers fishing on Edwards Lake, at her cabin in Canada, and wintered several years in Bonita Springs, Florida.  She enjoyed being outside, and loved reminiscing with friends and family.  She lived most of her life in the Wabash Community and the last 15 years at Peabody. 

She is survived by nieces, Nancy (William) Plummer, Wabash, and Pam (Charles) Waltemath, Spencerville, and several other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Earl and Harry Whitehurst.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Peabody Chapel, 400 W. 7th St., North Manchester with Rev. Sue Babovec officiating.  Burial will be in Laketon Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash, and one hour prior to the service, Friday at Peabody.

Preferred memorial is Animal Shelter of Wabash County.

The memorial guest book for Elizabeth may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Dec 05