Brett Jay Flenar, 62, Akron, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013, at IU Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, after being in failing health for two months.
Born April 23, 1950, in Warsaw, Ind., he was the son of Robert and Ellen Lee (Kesler) Flenar. On July 11, 1981, in Rochester he married Valerie Burns, she survives.
He most recently worked for Rochester Rotational Molding and he had also worked for Kokomo Chrysler Transmission Plant and Federal-Mogul Corporation He graduated from Mentone High School in 1968. He enjoyed camping with family, restoring antique tractors and engines and the outdoors.
Survivors include his wife, Valerie Flenar, Akron, Ind.; daughters, Sandy Kay Rivera, Indianapolis, and Jessica Flenar, Kokomo, Ind.; sons, Brian and wife Kayla Flenar, Rochester and Matthew and wife Abby Flenar, Rochester; mother, Ellen Lee Flenar, Mentone; six grandchildren; sisters, Diane and husband Lanny Idle, South Whitley, Ind., Lynn and husband Roger Bucher, Fort Wayne, Ind.; and brother, Dan and wife Sherry Flenar, Columbia City, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Flenar March 9, 2011.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Billy Steele officiating. Burial will be at Mentone Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone.
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