October 20, 1944 - February 15, 2020
Jerry D. Fleener, 75, of Oskaloosa passed away Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Jerry Dean Fleener “J.D.,” son of Jack and Edythe (Hackert) Fleener, was born on October 20, 1944, in Oskaloosa, Iowa. As a young boy, he worked for his grandfather at Hackert Locker and when he turned 15 years of age, he went to work at his grandfather’s other business, Allied Gas & Chemical. He was a 1962 graduate of Oskaloosa High School and then attended Iowa State University where he earned a B.S. in Agronomy. Following his education, he returned to Oskaloosa and Allied Gas and Chemical, which he managed until the present time. J.D. thought of his employees as family and his customers as his friends. In addition to operating the gas and chemical company, J.D. farmed many acres – he loved the land and the bounty it could yield, but he also respected the land and knew best conservation practices for the tillable acres and the natural habitat. Jerry was also the catalyst for many auto rebuilding projects for family and friends. On January 24, 1974, he married Treva Catherman at Elk Point, South Dakota. They made their home on a farm southeast of Oskaloosa. Together they enjoyed antique auctions and the friends they met there. J.D. was a longtime supporter of Pheasants Forever, a board member for Mahaska County Cattleman and a 4-H Supporter for many years. J.D.’s greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren. He loved creating fun destinations for them to visit. He was a very loving and generous husband, father, and grandfather and touched each life that knew him. He truly enjoyed his home and aimed to make it a reflection of his interests and hobbies; he also enjoyed a good bottle of wine, which he shared with fortunate friends. J.D. will be sorely missed by all. He was a blessing to many in the years he was given. His family includes his wife, Treva; his children: Jon Henry Fleener (Lauren) of Carrboro, N.C., and his son, Elliot (Jessica) Grafke, and their son, Hamilton; Julie (Darrin) Homb of Dubuque and their children: Thomas, Catherine, Franklin, Abigale, and Norah; Kathy Beener of Prairie City and her children: Keri (Emery) Songer, Justin, Jessica, Jacob, and Addison; Brandon (Laura) Fleener of Waukee and their children: Quinn and Kieran; John (Diane) Groves of New Sharon and their son, Luke; and Russell (Carol) Groves of Madison, WI and their children: Emily and Nick. J.D. is also survived by his mother, Edythe Fleener of Oskaloosa; and his brothers: Dr. Michael (Barbara) Fleener of Colorado and Arizona, and Charles (Donna) Fleener of Oskaloosa. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Fleener. As was his wish, J.D.’s body has been cremated. Private graveside services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Pheasants Forever. Arrangements are entrusted to Langkamp Funeral Chapel & Crematory.
Jerry D. Fleener, 75, of Oskaloosa passed away Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Jerry Dean Fleener “J.D.,” son of Jack and Edythe (Hackert) Fleener, was born on October 20, 1944, in Oskaloosa,... View Obituary & Service Information
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