Richard Paul Fleckenstein, 83, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center. At his request, there will be no services, as he has donated his body to the Texas Tech University Willed Body Program in Lubbock, Texas.
He was born Nov. 7, 1928 to Gertrude (Friedman) and Alphonse Fleckenstein in Oil City, Penn. He was the last survivor of the Fleckenstein family. He grew up in Oil City, Penn. and graduated from St. Josephâ€™s School in 1946. He served in the U.S. Army from Nov. 9, 1950, until Nov. 7, 1952, during the Korean Conflict. He graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1959. He was an auditor for the state of Ohio for 11 years.
He moved to Big Spring in 1977 and worked at KBST. He was active at the Halfway House and was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and was a Catholic.
He is survived by six children, Steven Fleckenstein, John Fleckenstein, Lisa Fleckenstein, Carol Fleckenstein, Janet Hudson and Rita Fleckenstein; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Fleckenstein; and two sisters, Dorothy Cunningham and Mary Ellen Weidle.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com