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Walter N. Walt Fleischmann 1943 - 2013
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Walter N. “Walt” Fleischmann, 70, longtime Great Bend resident, passed away at his home on Dec. 15 in Great Bend. Born Feb. 27, 1943, in Salina, he was the son of Roland and Esther Mae (Bender) Fleischmann. He attended elementary school in Great Bend, attended high school in Hutchinson, and later lived in Wichita. On April 30, 1966, he was united in marriage to Darlene M. Haberman in Timken. The couple resided in Colorado for a short time, then lived in Hope prior to moving back to Great Bend in 1982.  He was a farmer for six years. After that he worked as a mechanic technician for Marmie Chrysler in Great Bend for 26 years, and then worked as night maintenance for Walmart in Great Bend for the past five years.  
Mr. Fleischman was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a longtime member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church at Prince of Peace Parish in Great Bend.
Survivors include his wife, Darlene M. Fleischmann of Great Bend; two sons, Kevin Fleischmann, and his fiancé, Ashley Shinliver, and Barry Fleischmann, all of Great Bend; two daughters, Theresa Cregger and her husband Rick, of South Hutchinson, and Gloria Fleischmann and her fiancé, Russell Newcomb, of Great Bend; three grandchildren, Tyrel, Nicole, and Larissa Cregger; one great-granddaughter, Camielle Alycia Faith Cregger; one brother, Mike Fleischmann and his wife Diane, of Fort Collins, Colo.; and one sister, Cordelia Fleischmann of Greeley, Colo.  Walt was preceded in death by his parents.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great Bend, with Father Donald Bedore officiating. Interment will be at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in rural Russell. Visitation will be from 4  to 8 p.m., with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m., today at Charter Funerals in Great Bend. Memorials may be designated in care of the family. Online condolences may be left for the family and a complete obituary may be viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Charter Funerals*
2115 Washington St.
Great Bend, KS  67530
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, Dec. 17, 2013