William F. Fleace
The unofficial mayor of Mauckport, William (Bill) F. Fleace, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 14, at Indian Creek Health & Rehabilitation Center in Corydon. He was 63.
Bill worked really hard down there for Mauckport, said Harrison County Commissioner Terry Miller of Elizabeth.
Miller said he became acquainted with Fleace about 11 years ago, when Miller first got into politics.
He was a real asset to the community, Miller said. He will be missed.
A native of Corydon, born Nov. 28, 1937, to the late Harold and Zetta Saulman Fleace, he was a member and past president of the Mauckport Town Council, and a member of American Legion Post 123 in Corydon and United Auto Workers Local 862 in Louisville. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Fleace and his wife, the former Judy Jacobs, worked very hard to promote Mauckport as the site for a riverboat casino, but the Indiana Gaming Commission awarded the license to a company that built upriver at Bridgeport.
Survivors besides his wife include four sons: Tony Fleace of Mauckport, Bill Fleace of Laconia, Joe Fleace of Central, and Bryan Fleace of Ramsey; a daughter, Kate Fleace of Mauckport; a brother, Bud Fleace of Corydon; four sisters: Betty Bandy of Arcola, Ill., Shirley Sherman of Biloxi, Miss., Lynda Knear of Clarksville, and Jane Singleton of Corydon, and eight grandchildren.
The funeral was Thursday, Aug. 16, at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon with burial in the Hyland Cemetery in Mauckport. The Rev. Tim Fleace officiated, and the American Legion Hornickle Post performed military graveside rites.
Pallbearers were Tony, Bill, Joe, Bryan, Matthew and Justin Fleace.