A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galloway, with the Rev. Augustine Bentil officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery with military rites conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Visitation will be at the church from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday and again from 9 a.m. Monday until the Mass. There will be a parish rosary at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home in Wittenberg assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at schmidtschulta.com.
Mr. Flees was born Nov. 16, 1923, in the town of Franzen in Marathon County, a son of the late Adam and Eve (Goskowicz) Flees.
He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946. He served in the Central Pacific in the invasion of Guam, Iwo Jima and Mariana Islands during World War II. He was wounded and received a Purple Heart and other military citations.
He was married to Lorraine Groshek on Aug. 16, 1947, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galloway.
In 1950, the couple went into farming in the town of Franzen for 45 years until their retirement.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galloway and the St. Joseph’s Society. He was also a member of the Elderon Memorial Post 8068 Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Rosholt American Legion Post 509.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Audrey (Charles) Beecher, Appleton, and Lori (Randy) Thorson, Wittenberg; five sons, Roger (Kathy), Plover, Gary (Dianne), Woodhaven, Mich., Peter (Pam), Perris, Calif., and David (Brenda) and Jeff (Dorrean), both of Wittenberg; one sister, Theresa Groshek, Wittenberg; 22 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and four great-stepgrandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by five brothers, Alois, Joseph, Anton and two in infancy; two sisters, Regina Groshek and Delores Javorek; and one great-grandchild.