Charles “Rex” Fleming, 72, of Geneseo, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009, at Trinity Medical Center West Campus, Rock Island. A funeral mass celebrating his life was held Saturday, Aug. 15, at St. Malachy’s Catholic Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Michael Pakula officiated. Burial was in North Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation was held Friday, Aug. 14, at Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo, where a Rosary was held and a Moose service conducted. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the St. Malachy’s Building Fund or the Geneseo Fire Department and EMT.


Charles “Rex” Fleming, 72, of Geneseo, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009, at Trinity Medical Center West Campus, Rock Island. A funeral mass celebrating his life was held Saturday, Aug. 15, at St. Malachy’s Catholic Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Michael Pakula officiated. Burial was in North Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation was held Friday, Aug. 14, at Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo, where a Rosary was held and a Moose service conducted. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the St. Malachy’s Building Fund or the Geneseo Fire Department and EMT.

He was born Aug. 13, 1936, in Viola, the son of Henry and Effie (Noyd) Fleming. He married Ruth Ann Williams Oct. 4, 1958, in Geneseo. He had been employed at John Deere Warehouse, Milan, as a fork lift driver. He was a member of St. Malachy’s Church, and the Geneseo Moose Lodge. He loved spending time with his grandkids, his dogs, and grand dogs, and loved the coffee at McDonald’s. He enjoyed driving cars to the auctions for local car dealerships, and his John Deere collection.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth; three sons and spouse, Jim and Marie Fleming of Geneseo, David Fleming of Moline and Steve Fleming of Geneseo; a daughter and spouse, Jennifer and Greg Weese of New Windsor; 10 grandchildren, Brittany and fiancé Bill, Elizabeth, Samantha, Cameron, Griffin, Chelsea, Cal, Jordan, Jacob and Josh; six sisters; four brothers, and many nieces and nephews.?He was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Jerry and Neil.