Lester "Muttie" Fleener, 83, of Home Place, passed away December 11, 2018. He was born in Morgantown on March 18, 1935, son of Lester E. and Florence L. Zook Fleener.
Muttie, along with his dad, drove a dump truck hauling gravel for more than 4 years. He then worked at J&L Steel, Indianapolis on the assembly line and the large cranes. Later, Muttie worked for the American Fabrication driving a semi-truck, traveling several states including Louisiana and Arkansas. He enjoyed the times Sue was able to accompany him. Muttie also worked as a mechanic for Miller Automotive in Carmel. Before retiring, he was employed at Tom Roush Auto Group in Westfield as a skilled auto mechanic for more than 30 years. Muttie owned Fleener Lawn service for a year.
Memberships included Greater Home Place Association, Lions Club and the MCHA National Camper and Hiking Association.
Muttie was given the Appreciation Award by the Home Place Association, the WP Woods Fellow Award by the Lions Club, and was honored by the Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation Board as the Dedicated Member for growth and development of the Parks and Recreation System.
Volunteering was important to Muttie and he did so by participating in the ice cream socials, Halloween parties and the haunted house, Santa's house, and particularly decorating the cemeteries. He enjoyed listening to music, visiting museums, woodworking, camping, traveling and learning about history.
Muttie was a good story teller and was quick to engage in conversation making new friends as no one was a stranger. He was also known for his generous heart.
Muttie will be sadly missed by all who knew him!
In addition to his parents, Muttie was preceded in death by brothers, Frank Fleener, Virgil Fleener and sister, Ellen Fleener.
He is survived by his devoted wife of more than 65 years, Sue Merrill Fleener.
Friends will gather on Monday, December 17 from 9:30-10:30 am in The Church of Latter Day Saints, Carmel where the funeral service will be conducted at 11 am.
Burial will follow in Eagle Creek cemetery.
In memory of Muttie, contributions may be given to the American Diabetes Association. Envelopes will be available at the service.
Bussell Family Funerals is privileged to assist the family in arrangements.