Leroy J. Fluesmeier, of Excelsior Springs, died May 27, 2021, at his home of complications with Parkinson Dementia, at the age of 77, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born September 17, 1943 in Wellington, MO. He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy J., and mother, Louise Michelle (Sherrow) Fluesmeier of Wellington, MO; Donna Wilkerson, Blue Springs; and Nellie Franklin of Bates City, MO.
Leroy grew up in Wellington and graduated from Wellington High School in 1961. He served a stint in the Army National Guard while working as Assistant Manager at United Super. Leroy then moved to United Super of Independence in the same role. After working for several grocery stores, Leroy built and owned one of the first convenience stores in the Kansas City area during the early 70’s. After the convenience store venture, he went into sales in the wholesale refrigeration business. He held sales positions with Harris Brothers and Hussmann Refrigeration prior to starting his own business, Leroy Fluesmeier Leasing & Sales. He owned and operated this business for the last 30+ years. All in all, he spent over 45 years in the refrigeration business. Leroy was always known as the ice man most of his early and latter years in business.
Leroy leaves behind his wife of 46 years, Connie (Walters) Fluesmeier of the home; two sons, John (and wife, Beth) Fluesmeier of Conway, AR; Ryan (and wife, Darla) of Excelsior Springs; a daughter, Amy Fluesmeier Gutierrez of Excelsior Springs; eight grandchildren, Colin and Dylan Fluesmeier of Conway, Kade Gutierrez, Hudson, Oliver, Sullivan, August and Finley Fluesmeier of Excelsior Springs. Other survivors include a brother, Paul Fluesmeier of Deepwater, MO; and sister, Mary Garrison of New Sharon, IA; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.
Leroy enjoyed his family, especially his grandkids. He loved the Lake of the Ozarks and stock car racing.
Visitation will be Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bross and Spidle Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs. Funeral services will take place at Bross and Spidle at 10 a.m., followed by graveside services at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made In Leroy’s name to Three Rivers Hospice of Platte City, MO.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.
Our Sincere Condolences
I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Sending prayers and hugs to one of the kindest and most awesome families I’ve ever had the pleasure of caring for! Meeting Leroy was such a blessing and please find peace knowing how much he loved each and every one of you and how proud of you he was!
Sorry for your heartbreaking loss. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
Marsha Dreher, Lpn
3 Rivers Hospice
Sorry to hear about Leroy, He was a good man. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Jim Mc Gaugh
We just wanted to tell you that we send our love and our thoughts and prayers.
Love all Nellie’s children
Our deepest prayers and support. Leroy was always so kind to be around. May God hold you close and may you treasure your memories of your wonderful husband, father, and grandpa. Much Love!
So sorry for your loss. Knew Leroy for long time. He will be missed. Scott Peebles
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God wrap his loving arms around each of you providing comfort, support and guidance during this difficult time and the times ahead.