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Marion Lucille Fluegel

December 28, 1927 June 27, 2020
Marion  Lucille  Fluegel
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Obituary for Marion Lucille Fluegel

Marion Lucille Fluegel, 92, of Freeport, passed away at Ava’s House Hospice Facility in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Saturday June 27, 2020. Marion was born December 28, 1927 in Freeport, Illinois, to Karl and Mary (Otto) Althoff. She was a 1945 graduate of Forreston High School. Marion married Robert R. Fluegel in Freeport IL on April 8, 1951. Mr. Fluegel died May 19, 1995. She spent her life caring for her family as a devoted mother, housemaker and farm wife. She was a member of Trinity/Harmony Methodist Church for 70 years where she also taught Sunday School. After Marion graduated high school in 1945, she was employed by Ringers Jewelry Store in Freeport. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and loved to travel throughout the world. Marion was also a volunteer at FHN Memorial Hospital for 33 years.

Surviving are her children, Nancy (Bob) Cole of Crystal Lake, Illinois, and Lori (Rick) Zylstra of Sheldon, Iowa; grandchildren, Cory (Sylvia) Smith of Troy, Ohio, Troy (Sarah) Reeder of Austin, Texas; Ryan (Janae) Hepler of Clive, Iowa, Aaron (Carmon) Hepler of West Des Moines, Iowa, Alison (Sean) Angelo of Huntley, Illinois, and Arie VanZee of Ames, Iowa; also surviving are twelve great-grandchildren.

Marion was preceded in death by her parents, Karl and Mary (Otto) Althoff; husband, Robert R. Fluegel; siblings, Louis Althoff, Vera Reynolds, Robert Althoff; grandson, Matthew Reeder; daughter, Rita (Fluegel) Reeder; and son-in-law, Mark Reeder.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday July 3, 2020 at Harmony Methodist Church. Pastor Eddie Eddy Sr. will officiate. Covid restrictions will be strictly followed at the funeral service with a maximum of 50 people allowed to attend. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thursday July 2, 2020 at Burke Tubbs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. A memorial has been established for Ava’s Hospice Endowment fund and Harmony United Methodist Church in Marion’s memory. Please sign her guestbook and share a remembrance at

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4:00 PM 7/2/2020 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/2/2020 7:00:00 PM
Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home - Freeport Location

504 N. Walnut
Freeport, IL 61032

Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home - Freeport Location
504 N. Walnut Freeport 61032 IL
United States





11:00 AM 7/3/2020 11:00:00 AM - 11:45 AM 7/3/2020 11:45:00 AM
Trinity United Methodist Church

2600 South Pearl City Road
Freeport, IL 61032

Trinity United Methodist Church
2600 South Pearl City Road Freeport 61032 IL
United States

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Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

2514 IL 26
Freeport, IL 61032

2514 IL 26 Freeport 61032 IL
United States

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