Arthur J. Flaiz, age 90, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, January 7, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. Graveside services for 90 year-old Arthur J. Flaiz will be Saturday, January 24, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland. There will be no visitation. Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Catholic Church or St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary. The Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is in charge of arrangements.
He was born on Monday, December 29, 1924, in Quincy, IL, the son of Carl F. and Agnes (nee Bueter) Flaiz.
On Monday, April 22, 1946, he married Dorothy Mae Flaiz (nee Padavic) who survives in Highland.
He was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus Council #1580; V.F.W. Post 5694 of Highland; American Legion/Lee Iten Post #439; and St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary-Highland.
Mr. Flaiz was born in Quincy, Illinois, and graduated from Quincy High School in 1943. He served with the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1949 with duty in the South Pacific and served with the U.S. Coast Guard from 1949 to 1964, having lived in Alabama, New York, New Jersey, and Tennessee. He was employed by the U.S. Post Office as a mailman from 1965 to 1980 in La Mirada, California. He retired in 1980 and moved to Highland. He was a part-time painter. He enjoyed his volunteer work, fishing, hunting, stamp collecting, bowling and tending his garden.
Wife – Dorothy Mae Flaiz nee Padavic, Highland, IL
Son – Paul J. (Sulvay) Flaiz, Highland, IL
Daughter – Donna M. Wilborn, Highland, IL
Daughter – Bonnie J. (Ted) Tilden, Oceanside, CA
Eleven Great Grandchildren
Two Great Great Grandchildren
He was preceded in death by:
Father – Carl F. Flaiz
Mother – Agnes Flaiz nee Bueter
Brother – Milford L. Flaiz
Brother – Elmer Flaiz
Brother – Carl Flaiz
Brother – Robert Flaiz
Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249