Richard L Fleagle, aka (Dick) 87, of Mesa, Az, passed on peacefully at Mt. Vista Medical center, January 10, 2022. He was predeceased by his parents, wife of 61years(Marydel Fleagle,(Messer), and 2nd of three Sons Dennis Fleagle. Richard Fleagle is survived by Sons, Duane Fleagle(Karen) & Alan Fleagle(DiAnna). Grand children: (Duane’s) Dallas, Reed, Jake. (Dennis) Keith Fleagle (Bonn). (Alan’s) Carolyn Shelly, and five great grandchildren.
A celebration of Life (date to be determined) will be held at a private residence. An Urn has been hand crafted by Duane Fleagle as a memorial to Dad. Richards Urn (along with his Wife’s and Son’s) will be delivered to Winfield, Iowa for burial in the family plot there.
Expressions of sympathy may be posted at Bunkerfuneral.com, University chapel, 3529 E. University Dr., Mesa, AZ,85213, 480-830-4105. University@Bunkerfuneral.com. Alan Fleagle on Facebook. For more info contact Duane Fleagle, Fleagle123@msn.com. Call,text, e-mail Alan Fleagle, 480-332-5500, email@example.com.
Richard was born December 13,1934 in Burlington, Iowa, to parents Dallas & Mabel Fleagle. Relocated to Winfield Iowa, where he graduated from Winfield High school, learned the family plumbing business (Fleagle Plumbing) which he worked together with his parents for many years.
As a young man growing up in Winfield he loved fishing, trapping, hunting ducks, geese, pheasant, and squirrel with his dad. He often spoke fondly of cool mornings in the forest with his Dad on the hunt.
Married Marydel Messer of White oak, Henry county, Iowa, August 1956.
Veteran: drafted in the Army he was stationed in Germany then honorably discharged Dec 1958.
Relocated to Mesa, Arizona in 1966 with his wife and three sons, he enjoyed hunting and fishing in the vast expanses of the southwest with his boys. Deer, Elk, squirrel, javelina, bear and Bass fishing were his favorite hobbies. Dad always loved watching college and pro sports too, even made a comment about a game on tv to his family in his final hours.
What can I say?, No words will suffice. Thank you Dad!
Thanks for coming to Az to save my life. For teaching me how to work, trap, hunt & fish, for always reminding me to keep insurance, for all the jokes and laughter. For the many great hunting & fishing trips from the desert to the high mountains of Az. Thanks for keeping us safe and coming to our rescue when we needed you. Thanks for the discipline and guidance we needed to grow into manhood. Did you have any shortcomings?, who the heck doesn’t?. We all fall short of the Kingdom of Heaven, and we feel so very blessed to have had you as our Father and mentor.
With Gods never ending Love for his children, I’m sure that that peace and calmness are yours now within the divine light of our Creators all knowing presence. With all our Love, we wish you quiet eternal rest, goodbye and God bless you Daddy.