Merilda M. “Linda” (Sudhoff) Fleck, age 93 of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2020 at the Gardens in Celina. She was born on August 20, 1926 in St. Anthony, Ohio, to the late Henry and Veronica (Muhlenkamp) Sudhoff. On October 8, 1946, she married Robert F. Fleck, who died on March 20, 2004.
She is survived by her children Carol Fisher, Mark (Barb) Fleck, Mary Kay (Mike) Gehle, Sue (Bill) Muhlenkamp, Shirley (Greg) Cass, Nick (Jane) Fleck all of Celina, Deb (Ron) Wilker of St. Marys, Kim (Fred) Alverson of Columbus, 23 grandchildren, 1 step grandchild, 38 great grandchildren and 6 step great grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law Paul Sudhoff of Madison, IN, Ray (Margie) Sudhoff, Cleo Sudhoff, Dorothy Sudhoff, Judy Sudhoff, all of Ft. Recovery, her sister Mary Agnes Knapke of Coldwater, a brother-in-law Jim (Connie) Fleck of Celina and two sisters-in-law, Rosie Fleck and Marilyn Braun both of Celina.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, son-in-law Cliff Fisher, brothers and sisters-in-law Alfred Sudhoff, Herman Sudhoff, Mary Sudhoff, Alvin (Bernice) Sudhoff, sisters and brothers-in-law Rita (Wes) Meinerding, Irene (Ralph) Link, Bud Knapke, her brothers-in-law Richard (Lucille) Fleck, Paul Fleck, John (Eileen) (Irma) Fleck, John Braun and her sister-in-law Catherine (Ralph) Wenning.
Linda graduated from the Ft. Recovery High School with the Class of 1944. She and her husband owned the Green Acres Dance Hall and Club Café in Celina. She retired from JCPenney’s in Celina.
She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina and very active with the Altar Rosary Society and prayer chain. She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, card playing and quilting in addition to serving as a member of the Quilting Circle in Celina.
Due to the national health concerns, the Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home and the Fleck family are following directives outlined by the Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, limiting attendance to the visitation and funeral service to immediate family members only.
A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina, with Fr. Kenneth Schnipke C. P.P.S. officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery in Celina. Private family viewing will be held at the Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina. Memorial contributions may made to the Immaculate Conception Endowment Fund, 229 W. Anthony St., Celina, Ohio 45822. Condolences may be shared on-line at LehmanDzendzelFH.com. The funeral services may be viewed live at https://celina-ic.org/ or at the funeral home website following services.
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