Kenneth Fleck, 57


For years, Ken Fleck, husband, father and consummate grandfather, planned to spend forever in eternal love and joy with Christ. It was Godís plan too, and He called Ken to eternal joy on Feb. 27, 2015.

Ken planned futures for himself, his family and professionally. Itís not surprising that his favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11, which begins, ďI know the plans I have for you ÖĒ Even today, while his loving wife, Susan Fleck (ne Dornacher) and his three children, Jason (and his wife Amanda, who live in Port Washington), Melissa (who lives in Cedarburg) and Ryan (and his wife Samantha, who live in West Bend), wrestle with Godís plan, they realize how Kenís faith and planning had prepared them for this moment.

Kenneth Marvin Fleck was born May 26, 1957, in Port Washington. He grew up in Menomonee Falls, where he attended high school. He received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985. Ken joined Godís family in baptism at Calvary Lutheran Chapel in Madison during his undergraduate years there. When Ken believed in something, you knew it.

Everyone saw how he adored Susan, whom he married on June 4, 1983.

Their love and commitment was palpable, a real example to their children.

Anyone who has visited his home would know it contains a veritable museum of pinball machines, a passion that woke the boy, the curator and the competitor in him.

Ken believed in the sanctity of life Ė that the unborn life matters and should be protected. In 1993, he founded Eyewitness for Life in Milwaukee, a nonprofit organization that educates pregnant woman about their childís development with free ultrasound imagery.

Ken was also passionate about Faith Endowment Ė helping ministries plan their futures and create strong endowments to sustain their ministry.

But Kenís love and passion were most evident when he was with his grandchildren, Ellie, Nolan and Liam. He couldnít say no to them, couldnít put them down, couldnít spend just a few minutes with them.

He was terrible at rationing time or love for them, and they flourished in his love with laughter and hugs.

Ken was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Fleck (nee Rogers), and survived by his wife, his children, grandchildren, his dad, James Fleck Sr. (of Weatherford, Texas) and his brothers and sisters, James (and his wife, Roxanne) Fleck Jr. (of Watauga, Texas); Cheryl (and her husband Michael) Conway (of Aurora, Colo.); Penny (and her husband, Larry) Hertel (of Menomonee Falls); Jennifer (and her husband, Ronald) Kumferman (of Hartford); and Diana (and her husband Mark Adler) St. James (of La Canada, Calif.).

Funeral Services will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2015, at First Immanuel Lutheran Church, W67 N622 Evergreen Blvd., in Cedarburg. Rev. Randy Raasch will preside the service. The family will receive visitors prior to the service at the church from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Eernisse Funeral Home in Cedarburg is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com.

If youíd like to memorialize Ken and his life, please direct your gift to Eyewitness for Life (eyewitnessforlife.org).