Joseph Donald Flanders

Joseph Donald Flanders, 57, passed away suddenly March 14, 2013 in Ripon WI.  Joe was born in Fond du Lac on June 25, 1955, a son to William and Dorothy (DelMarcelle) Flanders.

For the past 20 years Joe worked for Walgreens, most recently as Assistant Manager at the Ripon Walgreens location.  For several years, Joe traveled across the country to open new Walgreen locations.  Prior to that, he served in the United States Air Force.

Joe loved to travel and enjoyed spending time with family, cooking and grilling at family gatherings.  He occasionally enjoyed playing the lottery and visiting casinos.  Joe was known for his generous spirit, his great sense of humor and always had a ready smile for others. 

Joe is survived by his mother, Dorothy of Fond du Lac; siblings, JoAnn (Al) Pepper of Hubbardston MA, Sister Suzanne Flanders CSA of Fond du Lac, John (Pam) Flanders of Streator IL, Charles (Colleen) Flanders of San Rafael CA, Robert (Cathy) Flanders of Indiana PA, Mary (Don) Rotrekl of West Chester IL, Rick (Wendy) Flanders of Auburn Hills MI, Tony Flanders of Milwaukee WI and Scott Flanders of Appleton, a son of James Flanders. 

Joe also had 20 nieces and nephews, many great nieces and nephews, and many friends.  He will be greatly missed by all.

Preceding Joe in death are his father, William; brother, James.

Visitation:  Joe’s family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 12:00 until 1:45 PM, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 271 Fourth Street Way, Fond du Lac.

Services:  At 2:00 PM on Tuesday, March 19, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church.  Cremation will follow these traditional services with inurnment at the Chapel of the Risen Christ Mausoleum, Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials in his name are preferred, and may be directed to the Congregation of St. Agnes, 320 County Road K, Fond du Lac, 54937.

Zacherl Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.