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Hans F. Flecken, age 75, formerly of Wood River, passed away Saturday, January 2, 2021. He lived formerly at Evergreen of Alton.

He was born April 14, 1945, in Wuppertal, Germany, the son of Fritz and Hedwig (Martens) Flecken. He has been with his significant other, Frances Kroepel, since 2005.

Before he came to America, Hans enjoyed signing in the Catholic Church Choir. He enjoyed playing many musical instruments. Upon his coming to America, his first job was at McDonald's where he learned to speak English. Upon moving to Wood River, he began working for Senior Services Plus as an in home care giver. Hans will be deeply missed.

In addition to his significant other, Frances Kroepel; he is survived by a sister and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation rites will be accorded.

Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements.

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