Howard “Van” F. Fluech, Jr., 48, of Streator passed away Sunday, (October 15, 2023) at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral services will be at 12:00 noon Monday, October 23rd at the Winterrowd Funeral Home. Rev. Rodney Kreier will officiate.
A visitation will be Monday, October 23rd from 10 A.M. until 12 noon at the Winterrowd Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Russell Fluech, Blaine Fluech, Josh Rhodes, Nestor Padilla, Anthony Reynolds, Dave Arndt, Patrik Rhodes and Thyberius Hallam. Honorary pallbearers will be Morgin Hallam and Gavin Fluech.
Born May 18, 1975, in Streator, he was the son of Howard F. Fluech Sr. and Vicki Rhodes.
He is survived by daughters, Kendra (Nestor Padilla) Fluech of Streator, Lacey Fluech of Streator and Cassandra Kovac-Fluech of Streator; sons, Russell Fluech of Streator, Blaine Fluech of Streator, Thyberius Hallam of Streator, Morgin Hallam of Streator and Gavin Fluech of Streator; grandchildren, Vivian, Ellie and Peyton Fluech; Elena and Matias Padilla; Everlynn Fluech; Josip II and Levi Jackson; his beloved grand pup Mystik, sisters, September Rahn of Kentucky, Tempy (Jim) Freeman of Cornell, Brandy Rhodes of Tennessee, November Rhodes of Ottawa, Tammy Garrett of Canton, Stephanie Vannoy of Monmouth and P.J. Purden of Bushnell; brothers, Joey Rhodes of Kentucky and Josh (Stephanie) Rhodes of Streator; his father that raised him, Richard Rhodes, Sr. of Tennessee; the mothers of his children, Christie Fluech and Amy Kovac; many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles also survive.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Vicki Rhodes; his brother, Toby Fluech and his biological father Howard F. Fluech Sr. who passed away just hours after his son, uncle, Bob Fluech and Grandfather Lloyd Vanwinkle Jr.
Van was a loving father and Papa and will be dearly missed by his family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family of Howard F. Fluech, Jr.