Keith E. Flesch, 84, of Ossian passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. He was born on June 11, 1933, in Potosi, Wis., a son of the late Ted and Bertha (Koeller) Flesch.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1953 until 1961. He worked for Phillips Electronics, GE, Peter Eckrich & Sons, Aviso and Outlook Packaging. He enjoyed golfing with friends at Timber Ridge, playing cards, fishing, and spending time with family. He belonged to the American Legion and was a charter member of the “Under the Tree Club.” He will be remembered as a responsible and loving father and grandfather, an innovative engineer, a fierce competitor on the golf course, and a person who consistently strove to self–improve in everything he did.

Surviving family include his wife, Josie; sons, Brian (Karen) Flesch and Anthony (Penny) Flesch; daughter, Rita (John) Markey; son, David (Ronda) Flesch; 10 grandchildren; two great grandsons; sister, Phyllis Ward; brother, Richard Flesch; and aunts, Dorothy and Lucille Koeller. Besides his parents, he was preceded in passing by his sister, Maxine Johnston.

Gathering of family and friends will be 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill St., Ossian. Condolences may be left online at