Paul Flasche, 1942 ~ 2011

Paul Arthur Flasche passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 in Grand Junction, Colo. He was born on Oct. 23, 1942 to Norman and Reba Flasche in Grand Junction, Colo.

He married Marie Elaine “Lanie” Slavens on Feb. 9, 1963 in Moab, Utah. Paul and Lanie had three children together.

Paul loved and was loved by his family. During the time in the hospital preceding his death, he was surrounded by all of his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, and many nieces and nephews. He loved the community he lived in and its people.

He had a beautiful sense of humor and loved to laugh. He found enjoyment in hunting with his son, in gardening, fishing, and in being out in nature. He was a lover of all animals great and small. He also greatly enjoyed his small engine repair business and the friendships that came with it. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Reba Flasche, and his brother, Jack Flasche. He is survived by his wife, Lanie Flasche; children, Paula (Don) Rampelburg, Paul (Mary) Flasche, Gwen (Tony) St. Martin; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and siblings, Forest Flasche, Joyce Martenez, and Jim Flasche.

The family would like to thank the Grand Junction Hospice Care Center for their kind and loving care during his last hours of life; the physicians and staff at St. Mary’s Hospital, and the staff of the E.R. at Allen Memorial Hospital.

A viewing was held on Monday, Jan. 17 at Kimmerle-Hefner Home and graveside services began at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Grand Valley Cemetery, in Moab.