Lawrence Fleck, PhD

    Lawrence Fleck, PhD, 88, of Kalamazoo, died peacefully,  Aug. 6, 2019. Larry was born in Kalamazoo, the son of James and Mary (Foley) Fleck.
    Larry retired from GM after 27 years as a senior research chemist.
    Surviving is his wife of 63 years, Helen (Flauch); seven   children, James Fleck, Kevin (Cindy) Fleck, Sharon Fleck, Linda (John) Tache’, Janette (Brian) Macks, Gregory Fleck and Julie Oppedisano; grandchildren, Amanda, Melissa, Hannah, Carrie, Felicia, Kris-tin, Justin, Trevor, Kaylin, Marisa and Anna; great-grandchildren: Alaina and Easton; his siblings: Bruce and Clinton Fleck and Marilyn Bloom; and many nieces and nephews.
    Visit with family and friends while sharing food and refreshments, Monday, Aug. 12, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, (269) 375-2900, where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 936 Lake St., Kalamazoo. A luncheon will follow at the church hall. Burial will take place at Mt. Olivet Cemetery after the luncheon.
    Visit Larry’s personal webpage at:, to read his Life Story, archive a favorite memory or photo, and sign his online guestbook. Memorial contributions may be made to Manna Community Meal or Midwest Augustinians.


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