Gilbert G. “Gil” Fleisher
Peoria – Gilbert G. Fleisher, 95, formerly of Farmington, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Christian Buehler Home in Peoria.
Gil was born in a farm home in northeast Fulton County, IL on April 13, 1920. His mother was attended by Doc Plumer who arrived at the farm home by horse and buggy.
Gil was the son of Paul T. and Carrie Bruniga Fleisher. He attended the first eight grades in a one room country school, called Shad Hill, which was located outside Farmington, Illinois. After graduating from Farmington Community High School, Gil enrolled at Illinois State University. Some years later he enrolled for courses at Bradley University.
World War II brought Gil a three year experience in the Army Air Corp, where he spent time in India with the B-29s. He also spent another year on Tinian in the Mariana Islands.
Before leaving for the service, Gil married Dorothy Burroughs in 1941 at El Paso, IL. She passed September 1969.
He later married Audrey L. Berg at Peoria on March 31, 1972 and she passed on June 29, 2014.
Also preceding him in death were his parents, son, Roger G. Fleisher, and sister, Eileen Fleisher.
Surviving are his son, Thomas (Sandy) Fleisher of Dunlap; daughter, Saundra Golembeck of Decatur; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and brother, Wayne Fleisher of Elmwood.
Gil farmed in the Farmington area before working at Central Illinois Light Company where he retired in June of 1984. He had been busy since with many other things.
He was a member of Illinois Masonic Lodge, Peoria Consistory, the Arab Patrol and the Legion of Honor of the Mohammed Shrine. Gil was also a member of the Farmington United Methodist Church; University Avenue Methodist Church in Peoria; Farmington (IL) Moose and Elks #20 Lodge of Peoria. In addition, he had been seen on several Peoria and area golf courses as well as ballroom dance floors. He also donated time and energy as an Escort at Methodist and Proctor Hospitals.
The family would like to send special thanks to Buehler Home, especially the nursing center.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be a Graveside service at 1:00 PM Saturday, July 11th at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Alzheimer’s Association.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com