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Les Flohr

1944 to 2013

 

Les Flohr

1944 to 2013

Les Flohr, 69 of Sidney, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2013 at the Sidney Regional Medical Center Extended Care.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Thurs., Dec. 12th in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sidney with Pastor Leon "Bud" Gillespie officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at 1:30 p.m., in the Dalton Cemetery.

Cremation has taken place. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Wednesday to sign Les' register book and drop off condolences for the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in Les' name to the Sidney Volunteer Fire Department or the Sidney Regional Medical Center Hospice.

You may view Les' Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at http://www.gehrigstittchapel.com.

Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Les' care and funeral arrangements.

Leslie Fred Flohr, the son of Fred William and Lydia (Haupt) Flohr, was born on Oct. 10, 1944 in Sidney. He attended country school and graduated from Dalton High School. Les began his secondary education at Chadron State. In April of 1966 he joined the United States Navy where he served as a troubleshooter for the Navy A-6 Intruder Planes and began a lifelong admiration of flight. On March 30, 1968, Les was united in marriage to Jacqualyn M. Pratt at Edmonds, WA. Following his Honorable Discharge from the Navy in January of 1970, Les returned to Chadron State to complete his degree. In 1971 Les began working for UPS and retired in January 2000.

Les and Jackie co-owned a small plane and Les served as mechanic. He loved to hunt and fish and had been a member of the Sidney Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife: Jacqualyn of Kearney; (1) son: Jason of Denver; (3) granddaughters: Grace, Molly and Maggie; (2) brothers: Ron Flohr of Dalton and Larry Flohr and wife Jan of Chappell; (3) sisters-in-law: Sandy Pierce of Benton City, Wash., Yvonne Phelps of Indio, Calif. and Virgina Oard of Grand Rapids, Mich .; (1) brother-in-law: Ollie Houseman of Michigan and numerous extended family members and friends.

Les was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law; (1) sister-in-law: Diane and (1) brother-in-law: Bob Pierce.

 

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