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April 22, 2013

LECHELLE ‘SHELE’ DAWN ALLGOOD FLITSCH

OCT. 7, 1966 — APRIL 20, 2013

ALBURNETT — Lechelle “Shele” Dawn Allgood Flitsch, 46, of Alburnett, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital, following a courageous battle with breast cancer.

Funeral Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 25, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Marion by Pastor J.R. Henderson. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Shele encourages casual dress or pink. Private family burial will take place at a later date.

Survivors include her husband, Marvin of Alburnett; parents, Skip and Shelby Allgood, of Cedar Rapids; a sister, Leslie (Jeff) Clauson, of Cedar Rapids, and their daughters, Carly and Kelsey; maternal grandmother, Caroline Smith, of Oskaloosa; mother-in-law, Eleanor Flitsch, of Alburnett; four brothers-in-law, Melvin (Caroline) Flitsch, of Cedar Rapids, Mike (Julia) Flitsch, of Central City, Mark (Julie) Flitsch, of Alburnett, and Matthew “Bingo” Flitsch, of Alburnett; an aunt, Cheryl DeHeer, of Otley; a cousin, Arlan (Tammy) DeHeer, of Otley; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Russell Flitsch; a cousin, Kara DeHeer; maternal grandfathers; and paternal grandparents.

Shele was born Oct. 7, 1966, the daughter of Leonard “Skip” and Shelby (Netten) Allgood in Pella. On March 5, 2005, she married Marvin Flitsch in Cedar Rapids. Shele was employed at Bobs Place in Alburnett for several years. She then went to work for Wendling Quarries in Springville and Robins where she was the scales operator.

Shele loved being outside, taking care of her flower gardens and spending time watching and feeding the birds. She was also known by many as a fabulous cook. Another favorite pastime was going on boat rides. Her dog Shiner also held a special place in her heart.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of Shele may be directed to: Especially for You, Race Against Breast Cancer, Mercy Medical Center, 701 10th Street SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52403.

Please sign the online guest book for Lechelle at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.

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