Josephine Carrie Flesch, Evansville, WI (1936-2014)
April 8, 1936 - July 9, 2014
Josephine Carrie Flesch, age 78, died on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg, WI. She was born on April 8, 1936, in Ellenboro Township, Grant County, WI, the daughter of Casper and Ada Odessa (Brogley) Ohlert. She graduated from Potosi High School, Class of 1953. She continued her education, graduating from the Platteville Normal School in 1955. She, then, taught at Maple Glen, a one room country school in rural Platteville, WI. Josephine married Francis "Blackie" Flesch on June 23, 1956, at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Potosi, WI, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 2002. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Evansville, where she was involved in the religious education program. She enjoyed bird watching, growing flowers and going camping. She also loved working with children and was employed by the Evansville School District for over fifteen years. She helped start the Meals on Wheels program in the Evansville area, and was on the Evansville Housing Authority Board when South Meadows was built.
Josephine is survived by her children: Timothy Flesch (Thomas Gull) of Oak Park, IL, Kathryn (Richard) McCoy of Evansville, WI, Michael (Jeanne) Flesch of Beloit, WI, Edward (Stacey) Flesch of Belleville, WI: four grandchildren: Elizabeth (Ryan) Strunz, Emily (Josh) Martin, Amy Flesch and Ryan Flesch; two sisters, Annabelle Brunton of Platteville, WI, and Madge Noyes of Jackson, MS; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Francis; a sister, Joyce Mook; a brother, Fay Ohlert; and a granddaughter, Katelyn Jo McCoy.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at ST. PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH, Evansville, with Reverend Kevin Dooley officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery, Evansville. A visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. on Monday, July 14, 2014, at the WARD-HURTLEY FUNERAL HOME, Evansville, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday at the CHURCH. Memorials may be made to the Apostolate to the Handicapped TV mass of the Diocese of Madison or Wisconsin Public Television.
Condolences may be expressed at Wardhurtley.com