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George D. Fleshner, 68, of Effingham passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Mattoon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Mattoon.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Johnson Funeral Home, 1110 N. Fourth Street, Effingham. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Effingham, with military rites. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family for gifts to be given to Crossroads Cancer Center in Effingham. Online condolences may be shared at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com.
George was born on Jan. 28, 1949, in Moultrie County, the son of Troy and Clarice (Herendeen) Fleshner. He married Vickie Dilworth on Feb. 26, 1972, in Windsor.
George was a veteran of the United States Army and served his country during the Vietnam Conflict. After the Army, he served in the National Guard for 10 years. George was very proud of the birth of his five children and very joyful for the births of his grandchildren.
George is survived by his wife, Vickie Fleshner of Effingham; children, James (Susie) Fleshner, Shawn Fleshner, Amanda (David) Craig, Matthew (Jenna) Fleshner and April Fleshner, all of Effingham; grandchildren, Zachary, Dakota, Levi, Payton, Madison, Michael, Ava and Skyler; one great-granddaughter; brothers, Clifford (Carolyn) Fleshner, Dale (Ruby) Fleshner, James (Betty) Fleshner and Paul (Teresa) Fleshner.
He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Emery Marie; and brothers, Gerald and one in infancy.
Published on May 22, 2017
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