Frank L. Fleming, 83

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Frank Leighton Fleming, 83, of Litchfield, died on Friday, Sept.17, 2021, surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at First Baptist Church of Litchfield with the Rev. Jason Plumer officiating.  An evening sunset burial will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Cedar Ridge Cemetery in Honey Bend, with military honors.  Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at First Baptist Church of Litchfield.  Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Fleming was born in Litchfield on Dec. 25, 1937, to William Harold and Greta Belle Bachstein Fleming.  He attended Litchfield Community High School and graduated with an accounting degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He served in the Illinois National Guard.

He married Alberta Lee Crawford on July 22, 1961, at First Baptist Church in Litchfield, and they recently celebrated 60 years of marriage.  Mr. Fleming was a respected community banker with Litchfield National Bank for 67 years.  He served as chairman of the board at the time of his death.  He loved his LNB family as his own, and was honored in 2008 as banker of the year by the Illinois Bankers Association.  He enjoyed traveling to banking conferences and visiting with many friends from the industry.

He had a passion to be a positive contributor to his community. Through the years he was involved with numerous community organizations. He served on the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce and the Litchfield Economic Development Commission. He was honored as Litchfield Citizen of the Year in 1988 and a Veiled Non Profit in 2006. 

Mr. Fleming had a keen interest in agriculture and staying up to date on current events by reading daily newspapers. He truly enjoyed gathering with his high school classmates of 1955.  His greatest joy was found through his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  His family and friends will remember him as a man who lived life well and demonstrated kindness to all.

In addition to his wife Alberta, he is survived by a son, Michael (Janice) Fleming, and daughter, Susan (Bart) Wetzel; grandchildren, Austin (Kelly) Clark, Dillon (Elizabeth) Clark, Joshua Wetzel, Emily Wetzel, Greta Fleming, Ellen Fleming, Olivia Fleming; great-grandchildren, Autumn Clark and Jayden Clark; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, William Harold Fleming Jr. in infancy and David William Fleming.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy may be made by a donation to The City of Litchfield Flag Fund to replace worn and tattered flags.    To light a virtual candle, or to sign the online guestbook, visit www.plummerfuneralservices.com.

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