Norma J. Flechtner


Norma J. Flechtner, 95, of Fostoria, passed away Friday afternoon, July 28, 2017 at Good Shepherd Home, in Fostoria.

She was born on August 28, 1921 to the late Lester W. and Laura (Pearson) Deerwester.  She married Charles J. Flechtner and he preceded her in death on October 20, 1977.

She is survived by one grandson, Charlie Flechtner, of Fostoria; three great-granddaughters, Samantha, of Columbus, and Madison & McKaylin of Bloomdale; two nieces, Allana (David Smith), of Grand Haven, MI, and Cindy (Richard) Teeple, of Bradner; four great-nieces, Kelly VanWeelde, of Sparta, MI, Sara Neal, of Grand Rapids, MI, Katie Smith, of Tiffin, and Erin Filliater, of Findlay; step niece & nephew, Angie Teeple, of Bradner and Skip Teeple, of Bowling Green;  and eight great-great nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her only son, Donald Flechtner, a brother, Walter “Toot” Deerwester, and a sister who was silently born.

Norma was a member of the Fostoria Baptist Church.  A devout Christian, her church family, with whom she traveled to Israel, the Holy Land, was very important to her.  She was a 1939 Fostoria High School graduate, and retired from Fostoria Industries in 1976. Enjoying travel, she also went on an Alaskan cruise.

Norma was a very strong, independent woman with a great sense of humor.  She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and aunt who will be dearly missed.

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 5-7 pm at MANN-HARE-HOENING Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline Street, Fostoria. Funeral services will begin immediately following at 7 pm with Pastor Daniel Hicks presiding.

Norma will be laid to rest privately in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Memorial contributions may be considered to The American Cancer Society.  Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting


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 Posted August 29, 2017 - 5:24pm
Laurie Leigh Keller

Norma and my father were first cousins. I loved her so much! My first memory of Norma was of the two of us sitting side-by-side in my back yard sandbox, when I was almost three years old. She didn't hesitate to connect with me "on my level", and I'll cherish the memories of cousin Norma's sense of fun and play. As I grew older, our friendship grew, and that relationship has been a bright spot in my mind and heart throughout my adult life.

I moved to Florida 36 years ago, but Norma and I spent many hours on the phone together, sharing family stories of all kinds and keeping one another updated on our lives 1000 miles apart from one another. When I called her to wish her a Happy 96th Birthday, the phone number she'd had for decades was no longer in service. I was so sad to discover that she had crossed over, but I was comforted by the knowledge that she is rejoicing in the reunion with her beloved family and friends who were there to welcome her home.

Norma was so proud of her family - her grandson, Charlie, and his daughters were always at the forefront of our conversations. She made me laugh more times than I can count, and we even shed a tear or two together. from time to time. I will sorely miss her.

Rest in Sweet Peace, Cousin Norma!

Thank you for your love and friendship.

 Posted August 29, 2017 - 5:22pm
Douglas Lord, McKinney, Texas

Our "Aunt Norma" has joined the angelic choir of heavenly host singing praises to God our Father, along with our Grandma Lord, to whom she was a great friend and companion for so many years. My siblings and I are so grateful to her and extend our deepest condolences to the family.

 Posted July 31, 2017 - 11:12am
Jerry L. Copeland

Message from Chaplain’s office
Remembering: Norma J. Flechtner,
Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me. To the Flechtner family, are in our prayers. God Bless You All.

Jerry L. Copeland Director of Spiritual Life
Good Shepherd Home Fostoria, Ohio

 Posted July 31, 2017 - 8:58am
Dianne Wolford

I know, Charlie, that your Grandmother is singing your praises to God for taking such good care of her and for being such a loving, caring, wonderful Grandson. May you and your family find peace and comfort during this time. God bless.

 Posted July 31, 2017 - 8:55am
Mrs. D. Ward

Although Norma is now alive and well in her new home of Heaven, she surely will not be forgotten by all who knew her. Because of the resurrection of our Lord, she is now in the presence of Him. In the days ahead, may our God of comfort, Jesus, hold you all in the palm of His hand as you remember and celebrate Norma's life legacy. 'It is well, it is well with my soul'.

 Posted July 30, 2017 - 10:14pm
Mrs. D. Ward

My sincere condolences It can be very difficult to lose your love one no matter how many their May you find real comfort in the wonderful hump of the Resurrection . John 5:28-29 ) God always keeps His promises. Titus 1:2

 Posted July 30, 2017 - 12:44pm

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