Leslie William Flott, 80, Wabash, died at 5:05 p.m., Sunday, June 29, at his home. He was born Jan. 4, 1934 in Chicago, Ill. to Leslie Stephen and Edna Caroline (Smith) Flott.
Les received his Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Northwestern University and attended one year of graduate school at Notre Dame University. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He married Lynda Jean Wietzorek at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Melrose Park, Ill. on Jan. 27, 1962; she died Dec. 19, 2013. He owned and operated Flott's Dairy Queen in Wabash for 7 years, was the Quality Manager at Wabash Magnetics, Quality Manager and Environmental Manager at Wayne Metal Protection in Fort Wayne, and taught at Ivy Tech in Fort Wayne, Wabash, and Marion, and the Indiana Institute of Technology in Fort Wayne. Les was the recipient of an Eli Lilly grant to create programs and a library at the Indiana Institute of Technology, and also wrote a column in the Metal Finishing Magazine from 1986-2014. He was the founder of Summit Process Consultants, Ltd. He was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church and was a 4th degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus. He was an Indiana State Wastewater Operator and was a Fellow in Society for the American Society for Quality, a life member and endowment member of the NRA, and a member of the A.A.R.P. He was a Boy Scout Leader for 38 years, and founded several troops and packs.
He is survived by three sons, Robert L. Flott, Terre Haute, Daniel N. Flott, Melrose Park, Ill., and Jonathon P. (Sarah) Flott, Ann Arbor, Mich.; seven grandchildren, Stuart Flott, Brazil, Audrae (Max) Sanders, Indianapolis, Moira Flott, Vincennes, Caroline E. Flott, Brazil, Thomas Flott, Sophie Flott, and Noah Flott, all of Ann Arbor; two sisters, Eleanor Louise Blair, Crest Hill, Ill., and Jeannine P. Schultz, Berwyn, Ill. He was also preceded in death by his parents; brother, Kenneth Flott, and sister, Judy Cardo.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 188 W. Sinclair, Wabash, with Father Sextus Don officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call Wednesday, July 2, from 3-7 p.m. at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash. There will be a rosary service Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Preferred memorial is St. Bernard Catholic Church.
The memorial guest book for Les may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.