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Uncle Lewis S. Fluck, a long-time resident of Souderton, died October 2, 2015

Uncle Lewis S. Fluck, a long-time resident of Souderton, died October 2, 2015

Video: Helen and Lewis Fluck’s 60th wedding anniversary celebration at the Koffels’ house in Pennsburg, PA on September 12, 2010.

Lewis S. Fluck, a long-time resident of Souderton, died October 2, 2015 at the Lutheran Community at Telford. He and his wife, Helen (Fretz) Fluck, were married for 64 years at the time of her passing.

Born July 10, 1922 in Reading, he was the son of the late Rev. Dr. William A. and Carrie (Sigafoos) Fluck and a graduate of Reading High School. He then proudly served in the U. S. Air Force during World War II. Mr. Fluck returned home and graduated from Muhlenberg College in 1948. After college, he was employed at George M. Yocum, Inc. of Lansdale and then as office manager for Keyser Miller Sales in Souderton and Collegeville until his retirement in 1990.

Mr. Fluck was an active member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hatfield where he served on church council, and was a lector and choir member for over 60 years. He was also active with Laymen Playmen, acting in many of their productions.

Before moving to Souderton in 1959, he served as Secretary of Hatfield Borough. In Souderton, he served as a member of the Souderton Planning Commission and the Souderton Area School Board.

An extensive traveler, he and his wife enjoyed visiting many countries, especially Switzerland. They soon became in love with Switzerland and visited about ten times, often with children and grandchildren, always staying in a small village, Hasliberg Reuti, up in the Alps. However, they never missed their vacation days in Ocean City, NJ with the family.

In addition to travel, he enjoyed season tickets to the Philadelphia Orchestra concerts and plays at the Walnut Street Theater. For many years, he was a volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program, and Hands Across the District as a library aide at Oak Ridge Elementary School.

Surviving are two daughters, Evelyn Koffel and her husband, Jay, of Pennsburg, and Anne Gabel and her husband, Richard, of Red Hill; and her grandchildren, Jessica Koffel, John Koffel and his wife, Allison, and William Gabel. They all meant so much to him, and they loved him in return and did so much for him. He is also survived by his sisters, Elizabeth Judd of Telford, and Evelyn Babylon of Westminster, MD. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William F.S. Fluck. He was loved and will be missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service at 11AM on Wed., Oct. 7, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 25 W. Broad St., Hatfield, PA 19440, with burial following at Little Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery in Telford. Family will receive friends at the church from 10-10:45AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church at the address above.

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