Bernard W. Flucke Jr.

May 29, 1932November 9, 2016

Bernard William Flucke, Jr. 84, of Kansas City, MO passed away at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. He will forever be remembered for his easy smile and engaging sense of humor.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, November 14th, 10:00a.m., at St.Thomas More Catholic Church, 11822 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO, 64131, with burial following in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on Sunday, November 13th, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas More Parish or the Boy Scout Troop 30 Camp Fund, 9738 State Line Rd., Leawood, KS 66206.

Bernard was born in Kansas City, MO, on May 29, 1932, to Bernard, Sr. and Agnes Flucke. He graduated from Bishop Hogan High School in 1949 before entering the Army and serving in the 8th Calvary Regiment during the Korean War. He married Mary Anne Gripka on October 22, 1955, and they lived a wonderful life together for the next sixty-one years. He worked for many years in automotive repair, in business with his father, and then with his own company. He was active in the Boy Scouts for most of his life and served as Scout Master of Troop 30 for many years. He also greatly enjoyed sports, coaching youth baseball and softball, and playing softball well into his seventies. Bernard was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and his daughter, Dianne. He will be greatly missed by his wife Mary, five children, Bernard Flucke, III (Vicky), Patti Wagner (Dean), Frank Flucke (Margaret), Teresa Baggerly (Lou) and Jim Flucke (Jeanne), thirteen grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.


  • Visitation Sunday, November 13, 2016
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, November 14, 2016

Bernard W. Flucke Jr.

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Janet Klug

November 13, 2016

I am so sorry and sad for your loss. Mr. Flucke was a wonderful man. I am blessed to have known him, if only for a short while. His smile and gentleness will be certainly missed.
Mary, you and your family are in my prayers.
Janet Klug (PT)

Don Green

November 12, 2016

Mary Anne & Family,
It is with much sorrow that I read of Ben's passing. He was a great friend in Transport at St. Joseph during my 10+ years there and was very helpful in "showing me the ropes" when I first started; more than once, he kept me from getting lost with a patient. We shared and compared some of our life's experiences and a few of our similar health issues. After I left Transport, we exchanged periodic phone calls to check to see how the other one was doing. Unfortunately, it had been a while since our last such talk and I truly regret not having stayed more in touch with him. May God bless and strengthen you and your family during this difficult time. Sincerely, Don Green

Joanna Cowan

November 11, 2016

Maryanne and family
So sorry for your loss.

Andrea (Barthol) Byrne

November 11, 2016

Flucke family, your Dad was such a shining light of Christ, even though he tended to keep on the low beams. He was a man's man and the epitome of what fatherhood means. May you find comfort knowing he is the arms of our Lord and cherish the wonderful memories.

Judy Shrum

November 11, 2016

I was blessed to have known Bernard. Him and Mary Anne always welcomed me into there home during family get togethers with open arms. He will be greatly missed. He was a very special man to all the people in his life. God has received a wonderful man. RIP Bernard Flucke.

Shirley Frey

November 11, 2016

Always enjoyed the times we got to be around Ben . A avid ball player and those stories were the best , that is with the stories about their kids, ( sometimes I think the kids side may have come as a shock to him ) Rest in Peace ! Woody and Shirley