Carl W. Fleegel III, 61, of Hannibal, Missouri, passed away peacefully at 12:45 p.m. of mesothelioma Sunday, June 30, 2013, at his home.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Hull United Methodist Church located at 350 E. Highway 106, Hull, IL 62343. Burial will be at Akers Chapel Cemetery on Route 96 in Plainville, IL. Pastor Marty Smyser will officiate.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services at Hull United Methodist Church.
The James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Fleegel was born October 22, 1951, in Syracuse, New York, to Carl William Fleegel, Jr. and Pauline Voninski Fleegel.
He was married to Mia K Adkins, daughter of R. Wayne Adkins and Gretta Shinn Adkins, on August 22, 1972, at Akers Chapel in Pike County, Illinois. She survives.
Other survivors include his mother, Pauline Fleegel, of Kannapolis, NC; 3 children: Laurie Ann Cooper (David), of Skaneateles, NY; Kathryn K Fleegel, of Philadelphia, PA; John Russell Fleegel (Michelle), of Savannah, GA; 1 brother, Robert Fleegel (Sandra), of Kannapolis, NC; 2 grandchildren, Savannah Grace and Charlotte Rose Cooper; and 1 niece, Andrea Fleegel.
He is preceded in death by his father.
Carl received his Bachelor's degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois. Professionally Carl worked as a Construction Sales and Project Manager. Most recently, Carl worked for Heimer Construction. Carl was a talented restorationist and was very interested in preserving historic structures and repurposing them for modern uses. Along with his wife, Mia, Carl recently beautifully restored one of Hannibal's historic row buildings and converted the upper levels into the family's home. Carl was a member of the Friends of Historic Hannibal, The Central Park Neighborhood Association, and Renaissance Hannibal. Carl's interests were his work and his family. Carl loved his family deeply and enjoyed spending time together with them. He was a United Methodist by faith.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the International Mesothelioma Program (IMP) at Brigham and Women's Hospital or Community Loving Care Hospice in care of the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal, MO.
Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com. Carl's journey with mesothelioma has also been documented at www.CarlFleegel.com.