Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — MAPLE CITY — Glen Stanley Flaska, 86, of Maple City, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at Munson Medical Center. Glen was born at the family home in Maple City on March 9, 1927, to the late Delbert and Tillie (King) Flaska.
Following his time in school he went to work for Ford Garage. Not too long after he started to work he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served during World War II.
Upon his return from the service he went to work for Lockheed in California making helicopter blades.
After many years at Lockheed he retired and enjoyed dabbling in the stock market and taking care of his rentals and real estate. He liked to spend time with his coffee club buddies, Mitch, Jim and Eddie, at the Maple City Short Stop.
Also, he was dedicated member of the Maple City Lions Club for many years.
Most importantly, Glen will be remembered for his white Hummer and the love he had for his family. He was a good man, and his gentle smile will be missed by all who knew him.
Surviving Glen are his siblings, Gladys Neuman and Charlie (Marilyn) Flaska; nieces and nephews, Nancy Sette, Ron Neuman, Don Karns, Betty (Ray) Warnes, Scott (Joanne) Flaska, Jerry Flaska, Kathi (Rob) Thoreson, Buddy (Joanie) Flaska, Bruce Flaska, Lisa (Pete) Erickson and Mark Flaska; and many great-nieces, nephews and friends.
Glen was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert and Tillie; siblings, Raymond, Edward, Irene and Gene; brother-in-law, Bob Neuman; niece, Laurie; and nephew, Robert.
A graveside service will be held for Glen at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the Cleveland Twp. Cemetery, with full military honors from VFW Post 2780.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Maple City Lions Club.
Please sign Glen’s online guestbook at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.