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1933 Harold 2020

Harold Fleming

November 26, 1933 — March 14, 2020

Harold E. Fleming, 86, of Van Wert, passed away at 12:35 AM on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at his residence. Born on November 26, 1933, in Rockford, the son of the late Russell and Viola (Rickard) Fleming, Harold went on to marry Catherine L. Armstrong. She preceded him in death.

A truck driver for Kennedy Manufacturing, Harold retired after 43 years of service.

Harold enjoyed woodworking crafts and making lawn ornaments as well as working in the yard and completing landscaping projects. He often traveled to the various craft shows, flea markets and trade shows and had an extensive die cast truck collection. Harold liked to stay active. He could always be found walking the sidewalks of Van Wert or at Wendy's, which he visited 4 -5 times per week. He also loved to visit with the neighbors and help others in need.

He is survived by his sons: Bruce (Elizabeth) Fleming of Scott; Andrew (Jennifer) Fleming of Fort Wayne; Matthew Fleming of Van Wert; Jerry (Leslie) Fleming of Kansas; as well as nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, Harold was preceded in death by three sisters.

Because of national health concerns we are following directives outlined by Ohio Governor Mike Dewine limiting attendance to the visitation and funeral service to immediate family only. Alspach-Gearhart Funeral home and Crematory will be providing webcasting of all funerals on our website,

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Harold`s memory may be sent to CHP Home Care and Hospice.

To share in Harold's online memorial, please visit

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Harold Fleming, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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