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“My deepest sympathy for your loss. My mom, Carlene Cousineau, really enjoyed caring for Leo and Tillie. Prayers of comfort to your family. ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Kristen Cambensy

“My deepest sympathies to you all. ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Diane Zorza

“Tillie and family So sorry for your loss. We are in Arizona now so could not make it to the services We will miss him greatly ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Marilyn Hult and Bob Trewhella

“Dear Tillie and family, we are so sorry to hear of Leonards passing. He was just "always there" - with the gang having fun. We will really miss him....Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Jim & Sharon Petrella

“Dear Fluette Family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Leonard was a great guy, who I met at Flannigan's Bar probably 20 years ago. My Mother, Elaine...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Irene Zarzyski Darrow

“Tillie and family, so sorry to hear about Leonard, a lot of good memories. Wasn't that long ago saw him out and about on a shopping trip. You all...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: George and Cheryl DeVerney

“Dear Fluette Family, Extending to your family this heartfelt assurance of deep sympathy. Our condolences, The Marquette Area Public Schools Board of...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: MAPS

“Tillie, I am so sorry to hear about Leonard's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Claudia Jamieson

“Susie, Mike and the Fluette family - So sorry to read about your Dad! It is so hard losing a parent......they are so special to us! Sincere...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Steve and Betsy Savola

“Tillie and family, I am so sorry to hear about Leonard. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Audrey and Larry Johnson

“Dear Tillie and family, We are so very sorry about the loss of your wonderful husband and relative. We too will miss him very much. He was a good...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Grant and Kathy Soltwisch

“My condolences go out to the family, rest in peace Leonard. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Dale Beerman

“My thought and prayers go out to the Fluette family.I grew up with this great family as a little guy.Leonard and Tilly just about raised me in my...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Dave Brassard

“Sending my thoughts and prayers to you all. I am so grateful to have met and to have spent the past six months helping and getting to know Leonard....Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Jody

“Tilly sorry to read about leonards passing my thoughts go out to your family ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Mike currin

“Tilly,sorry to see that your husband has passed. Thinking of you and prayers for all. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Becky Oberstar


Leonard H. Fluette, 84, of Marquette, died peacefully, Saturday morning, March 18, 2017, at his home. He was born May 14, 1932 in Marquette, the son of the late Leonard and Irene (Silversteen) Fluette. He was a 1949 graduate of Bishop Baraga High School and was a lifelong area resident. On November 28, 1951 he married Arlene "Tillie" Richards at St. Peters Cathedral. Early in his career, Leonard worked for Elson Bottling Works delivering Coca Cola products. He then owned and operated two businesses; Fluette's Standard Service Station and Flanigan's Bar until his retirement. Leonard was a member of the Elks Lodge, was an avid Green Bay Packer and Detroit Tigers fan. Growing up in North Marquette, Leonard would say, you could get "street smart" at Cully's Service Station. In his early years he raced stock cars on the dirt track circuit. He also followed NASCAR while wintering with Tillie during retirement in Florida and had the thrill of riding the high banks at Daytona International Speedway. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Tillie Fluette of Marquette; children, Patrick (Sharon) Fluette of Marquette, Susan (Michael) Beerman of East Leroy, MI and Marilyn Libick of Big Bay; grandchildren, Brian Fluette, Garret & Adam Guidebeck, Tom Fure, Charlie Burridge, Elizabeth Beerman, Dirk, Tiffany and Jessica Fluette; sisters, Diane (Buster) Alexander and Jeanne VanAbel, both of Marquette; several great-grandchildren; and nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael Fluette; sisters, Mary Ann VandeZande and Linnea Sanson; and a brother, John Fluette. A private funeral service will be held. Interment will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery. Leonard's family would like to thank the special caregivers who made it possible for him to remain at home prior to his passing. The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the family where memories may be shared at canalefuneral.com

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