In Memory

Thomas Flener

Thomas H. Flener

Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 6:00 am


Thomas H. Flener

Thomas H. Flener, 65, of Riverside passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Visitation will take place from 5-8 p.m. Monday. Burial with military rites will follow at Coloma Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Coloma American Legion or the Riverside Hagar No. 6 School. Those wishing to leave a message or share a memory with the family online may do so

Tom was born Jan. 4, 1951, in Milan, Tenn. He was one of five children born to Hugh and Marjorie Flener. Following graduation from Benton Harbor High School, Tom served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years during the Vietnam War. He married Jean Barton on March 1, 1980, in St. Joseph. Jean unexpectedly preceded Tom in death on July 31, 2014. Tom worked in management all of his life, retiring from Rite-Aid in 2008 after 28 years. He was a member of the Coloma American Legion Post 362. Tom was a family man and enjoyed gatherings with family and friends. He liked to play bean bags and the lottery. His most special moments were spending time with his sweet Alyssa and his little fella Carter.

Tom is survived by two daughters, Tara (Doug) Mundt of Coloma, and Kara (George Jr.) Metz of Benton Harbor; three sisters: Terry (Jimmy) Crowder, Selena (Raymond) Edwards and Marie Myers all of Ripley, Tenn.; his mother, Marjorie Baker also of Ripley; and his two special grandchildren, Alyssa and Carter.

Tom was also preceded in death by his father, Hugh in 1959; his stepfather, Victor Baker in 1971; and his sister, Joanne Koch in 2014.

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03/27/16 08:59 AM #1    

Kenneth Schomer

Tom and I were best friends all through school and beyond. He was more of a brother then a friend and I will miss him until we meet again.

05/31/17 01:31 PM #2    

Epson Johnson

I am sorry to see that my friend Tom has passed on. I didn't know. Tom and I became friends while we both worked at Burger King on M-139 in B.H while we were in high school. It was always nice to see and talk to him at our class reunions. To the family I am sorry for your loss.

06/03/17 09:55 AM #3    

Cathryn Brown (Weatherspoon)

Oh dear Lord, you called a great man home. Tom was a dear friend and liked everyone. always had a smile on his face. My condolences to his family. Cathy Brown Weatherspoon 1969 BHHS graduate.

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