George Gordon Fleener, 90, of Columbia, MO died November 15, 2013 at Boone Hospital Center.
Visitation will be held at Memorial Funeral Home, on Monday, November 18, 2013 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Funeral Service will take place at Memorial Funeral Home Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 2:00pm. Burial will immediately follow the Funeral service at Memorial Park Cemetery.
George Fleener was born March 25, 1923 to Merle Carroll and Dorothy Gordon Fleener in Berlin, North Dakota. He married Rosezella Graham on December 27, 1946 in Springfield, MO. She preceded him in death. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and trustee. He was a Fisheries Biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation for thirty-nine years, retiring in 1989. He received numerous awards for his conservation work and was a member of the American Fisheries Society for over 60 years. He was a member of the VFW, the Utah State Alumni Association, and the Timberwolves Association and was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and Scottish rite. He served in the 104th Infantry Division (Timberwolves) in Europe during World War II. He received a B.S. and a M.S. degree from Utah State University.
George is survived by two sons, Ted Fleener, of Elkader, IA and Tim Fleener, of Gladstone, MO, six grandchildren, Donovan Reves (Wife Rima), of Corvallis, OR, David Fleener (wife Sarah), of Hartford City, IN, Sara Fleener (Donny Shimek), of Decorah, IA, Heather Koenig (husband Brian), of St. Louis, MO, Douglas Fleener, of Elkader, IA, and Daniel Fleener, of Kansas City, MO. He is also survived by five great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Memorial contributions are appreciated to Calvary Baptist Church 606 Ridgeway Ave, Columbia, MO 65203
Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.