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Joseph T. Flerlage Jr.

August 22, 2017

Joseph T. (Joe) Flerlage, Jr., 78, Hardy, AR; died August 22, 2017 in the comfort of his home after an extended illness. He was born April 22, 1939 in St. Louis, MO. to Joseph Flerlage, Sr. and Margaret Morgan.  His family moved to St. Marys from Florrisant, when Joe was six years old. He attended Immaculate Conception Church and Elementary school. He graduated St. Marys High School in 1958.

He married Sally Sheppeard in 1959,they later divorced. This union was blessed with five sons: Joe, Dan, Matt, Dave and Mike.  Joe served in the Kansas Army National Guard from 1957-1963. One of Joe’s greatest joys was his family.

In 1990 he was married to Linda Reuscher. She survives of the home.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bob Flerlage. Other survivors include his sons: Joseph (Diane) Flerlage, Alma; Daniel Flerlage, Belvue; Matthew (Cheryl) Flerlage, Topeka; David (Karissa) Flerlage, Knob Noster, MO; Michael Flerlage, St. Marys; Three brothers: Jack (Sue) Flerlage, James (Tippi) Flerlage and Larry Flerlage; Two sisters: Marge (Bernard) Fiedler and MaryAnn (Roy) Reser; Sister-In-Law: Carol Flerlage-Heim; Linda’s five children: Douglas, Denise, Stephen, Scott and David. (19) Grandchildren; (20) Great-Grandchildren; Many nieces and nephews.

Mass and Christian Burial will be September 5, 2017 at Immaculate Conception at 10:00AM. Family will meet with friends at a lunch at Centennial Hall (IC Church) following the burial. Memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.  To leave an online condolence please go to www.piperfuneralhome.com.



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8 thoughts on “Joseph T. Flerlage Jr.

  1. May my dear cousin Joe rest in peace. Lord, he deserves it. When he was driving over the road, he would stop in whatever city I lived in, call me usually at 3 am and I would meet him in a K-Mart parking lot, or where he was off-loading his truck. I’d sit in the cab, and we’d catch up. He will be missed!

  2. I have to share this story with the rest of you…
    I remember when I was a young girl, in the store, with my mom and Joe was meat cutter there. Having said hello to both of us, his phone rang and he answered it. He said, “Just a minute, I’ll ask”… He turned to my mom and asked her “is Burt Hadsall’s (my dad) credit any good.?” She laughed and said, “Why yes, it is!” He got back on the phone and told them to give him anything he asked for – his credit is good! That’s one of my best memories. That’s how he was. Never new a stranger either. Truck driving made him cautious but gave him so many stories and he loved to share them – we loved to hear them. I am glad his last years were spent doing what he loved with the people he loved.

  3. My deep sympathy to the Flerlage family….Joe will be deeply missed…Enjoyed being your neighbors back when all our kids were little….Love and sympathy to all you kids…May you feel Gods love and peace….Sincerely, Charlotte Kling

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