Bill Fleming, age 86, died while doing what he most enjoyed--Cruising the world. Bill was born in Newton, Iowa on May 25th, 1936 to Bloom and Leatha Fleming. Bill and Mardelle Snodgrass were married on September 6th, 1958 and Bill graduated with a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Iowa in 1959. They have three children, Eric, Todd and Michelle. Bill was an active skier at Gunstock Mountain. He also loved to ride motorcycle and enjoyed the Laconia Motorcycle Week.
Bill joined Osco in 1961 and worked in 7 different Midwest stores before moving to Laconia, NH in 1970. He was the Store Manager at # 953 Laconia until his retirement in 1997. He was a model example of running the business like it was your own. He really knew how to take care of the customer and also make a profit. Following corporate direction was not one of Bill’s top priorities but he brought in and trained many talented people to the business.
After retirement Bill and Mardelle moved to Englewood, Florida. They loved to travel and took many, many cruises throughout the years. Bill died in Cape Town, South Africa on November 29th, 2022 while he and Mardelle were on a cruise.
There are two memorials planned. The first is at Englewood United Methodist Church in Englewood, Florida on April 22, 2023 at 1:00 PM. The second is a scattering of ashes on Gunstock Mountain in Gilford, NH on September 9th, 2023.
Condolences may be sent to: Mardelle Fleming, 164 Bunker Rd., Rotunda, Florida 33947