Fleer, Sr., Stanley Alfred

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time: 4:00 to 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Oddfellows Cemetery, Washington, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the family or Fairview United Methodist Church, Grubville, MO


Stanley Alfred Fleer, Sr., known to all as Stan, of Washington, MO, departed this life in Washington on March 13, 2017, having reached the age of eighty-one years, nine months and seven days. Stan was born in St. Louis, MO, on June 6, 1935, son of Elmer Fleer and Goldia Fleer nee Benney. On October 18, 1958, he was united in marriage to Rosemary N. Walls and five children came to bless this union. On may 18, 1996, he was united in marriage to Janice L. Anderson nee Bell and their families were joined as one.

Stan is survived by three daughters, Annette Irwin and husband, Mike, of St. Clair, MO, Donna Downey and husband, Edward, of Lonedell, MO and Robyn Orf and husband, Larry, of Bowling Green, MO; by three brothers, Gil Fleer and wife, Ruth, of Bentonville, AR, Gene Fleer and wife, Fara, of Columbia, MO and Jimmy Fleer of St. Clair; by nine grandchildren, Tamara Taylor and husband, John, of Enos, OK, Levi Jones and wife, Savannah, of St. Clair, Douglas Roussin of Bourbon, MO, Stanley O. Fleer of Lonedell, Rose Ritchie of Lonedell, Matthew McMullin and wife, Hailey, of Leasburg, MO, Adam and Andrew Hoffmann of St. Louis and Dakota McEntee of Bowling Green; by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Stan was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Goldia Fleer; by his wives, Rosemary and Janice Fleer; by four children, Stanley A. Fleer, Jr., Tamara and Janette Fleer and Susan Hoffman, and by one sister, Alice Montgomery.

Stan was Christian and long time member of Fairview United Methodist Church in Grubville, MO. He was a carpenter by trade and retiree of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, Local 1839 of St. Louis, MO. He worked primarily in residential construction, but for a few years owned and operated his own company and in later years, had worked for a company insulating garage doors. Since his retirement, Stan enjoyed traveling and spending winter months at his home in Texas. He enjoyed the outdoors and liked to hunt and go camping but he was passionate about fishing. He was especially happy when his daughters or grandchildren were able to go fishing with him. His family was truly his pride and joy and he cherished the time spent with his children and grandchildren.

A devoted and loving father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great and great-great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. John Hampton, Jr. officiating. Interment was in the Oddfellows Cemetery, Washington, MO. Memorials may be made to the family or to Fairview United Methodist Church, Grubville, MO.