William Fliehman – WRBI Radio – Country 103.9 WRBI
William Fliehman Sr., 77 years old of Lawrenceville, IN passed away Saturday, January 8, 2022. Although his death was unexpected, he died doing what he loved, tooling around in the garage. Will had a heart of gold and was always there to offer help to family and friends with their projects, in particular when they were building homes or remodeling. He was a carpenter by trade and loved to share his talents with others. Presented with the opportunity to combine his love of travel and building homes, he went to Montana and helped build a lodge for his friends. Will had a passion for ’55 Chevys and enjoyed fixing them up, going joy riding with his wife, Mary Jo, and haggling at swap meets for car parts.
Will was a simple man who didn’t need a lot of attention and found his best days were with his family and friends. He semi-retired early and fell in love with his new full-time job of Grandpa and backup babysitter. He cherished snow days and summers with the grandkids and shared his sweet tooth with them by giving them ice cream money when they traveled. Will was always good for five gallons of gas and may have saved his kids a few times on the side of the road when they ran out. He enjoyed the cross-country road trip to California with Mary Jo and the four kids when they were younger. In later years, he enjoyed his annual winter trips to Florida with Mary Jo for the car shows and flea markets. Rural King was one of his favorite spots to spend a rainy day. Will and Mary Jo enjoyed playing cards and were part of a pinochle card club for 52 years. He was also a proud member of the OFCC (Old Fart Car Club).
William will be deeply missed by his wife of almost 53 years, Mary Jo Fliehman; children Will (Carmen) Fliehman Jr. of Spencerville, IN, Beth (Troy) McClamroch, of Bright, Tom (Krissy) Fliehman of Fountain City, IN, and Amy (Andy) Beard of Sunman; Grandchildren Ben (Maci) Fliehman, Jake (Ashley) Fliehman, Trevor & Alisha McClamroch, Tristan, Joey, & Bianca Fliehman, Dylan, Andrew, Rylee, & Ava Seal, Alli & AJ Beard and Great Grandchildren Isaac, Emitt, Ellouise, Brooklyn, & Evelyn Fliehman. Will is preceded in death by his parents Benjamin and Frances Fliehman.
Visitation for Will will be on Thursday, January 13 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home at 25615 State Rt. 1, Guilford, IN 47022. Memorials can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Matthew 25: Ministries. Memorials will be taken at the visitation or can be sent to the funeral home. Family and friends are encouraged to leave condolences at www.andres-wuestefeldfh.com.