Barbara Sue Flosenzier peacefully entered the arms of Jesus on New Years Eve. As fireworks sounded outside, nothing compared to the celebration Barb must have had in heaven.
She had a strong faith in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and leaned on him strongly in her final months. Barb was extremely blessed to be surrounded by many loved ones, both family and dear friends who supported, prayed and loved her dearly.
Barb was born on July 19, 1944, to Lodella (Powell) and Adolph Leininger. She graduated from Tyner High School in 1962 and from IU Bloomington in 1966 with a BS degree in elementary education and then a MS degree in 1973. She taught elementary school for two years with the South Bend School Corporation, two years with the Department of Defense in Babenhausen, Germany, a year with the Triton School Corporation, and 34 years with the John Glenn School Corporation.
On October 24, 1975, she married Dick Flosenzier, who passed away in January 2019. She spent the rest of her years in the Plymouth area. She and Dick spent many fun hours fishing Indiana water. She also enjoyed singing with Dick in duets, quartets and trios singing praises to the Lord. She enjoyed reading, knitting, cooking, and baking for family and friends.
She is survived by two awesome stepchildren, Vance (Michelle) of Texas and Mindy (Ron) Welty of Elkhart; two sisters, Linda (Roger) Miller of Indianapolis and Beverly (Fred, Deceased) Church of Florida; a brother, Tom (Susan) Leininger of Elkhart; two sisters-in-law, Linda (Dick) Hartle of Argos and Jean Church of Tennessee; 9 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and many loved nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at New Song Church, 1292 Baker Street, Plymouth, with Rev. Justin Chambers officiating. Friends are welcome for visitation prior to the start of the service in the church, from 10 a.m. – noon.
Please click the link below to live-stream the memorial service:
Memorial contributions can be made to New Song Church, 1292 Baker Street, Plymouth, IN 46563.
Bridget Barden says
She was so very sweet , always smiling, had her for 5th grade at Tyner, she taught us all how to speak a little German, such good memories, thoughts and prayers to her family
Jerry &?Sandy Jackson says
Our hearts are sadden but also rejoicing that she knew Father God and presently walking the streets of gold in heaven with loved ones.
Allen Renz says
Offering my deepest condolences to the family Barb and Dick were one of the first couples to welcome my family at New Song Church. Her and Dick made sure to greet us every Sunday they noticed we were there. I became closer with her husband while I was attending the youth program and even was offerd to fish with them at there home. Unfortunately my sechdule didn’t allowed me to. They also would share some of the harvest they had from their garden with my family. Will not forget their generosity and love they shown towards my family and the church. They were great people and will be missed. I am sure they had wonderful celebration when the two reunited together. Love them both. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, may Barb and Dick’s love and light continue on from heaven above.
Jim and Glenda Duff says
We are deeply saddened at Barb’s passing, but heavens gain. What a joyous reunion she must be having with family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We love you all.
Jim and Glenda Duff and our family
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder says
Sending you our sympathy.
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder
Joyce and Terry Kaser says
Terry and I are saddened to hear of Barb’s passing but know she is now rejoicing with her Lord and Savior and family and friends! Barb was a dear friend since grade school and so glad we got to share time together recently! Fond memories of singing together in a quartet with our husbands and also many fun times with youth adventures at church!!! So many precious memories and she will be greatly missed! RIP Barb…. Love you!
James & Janet Diils says
Barb, Very Sweet Lady. Great Couple. Just Served God “Where they Lived”, Humbly, Simply. Just Loved when they Paired up and sang. Prayers for the Family.
Angela Huff says
Barb and Dick had me and my children and another family over for dinner many years ago when my now-adult children were young. My daughter loved Barb’s homemade blackberry jam and ate several biscuits smothered in it, and Dick very patiently helped all of the kids make their own fishing lures. They had a blast! Memories to be treasured. My condolences to family and friends on your loss.
Dorothy Paul says
So sorry for your lost, Barbara will be missed. I am still using the wash cloth she
knitted for me. I feel your pain. Mindy – you and your daughter and that sweet
little baby are welcome to walk down and sit a while at my home any time.
Amy (Stull) Stephens says
Mrs Flosenzier was my 6th grade teacher at Walkerton Elementary (I’m 37). Looking back at all of the teachers/professors I had throughout my academic years, she was one of my favorites. I remember her teaching us a little German–I recall going home and telling everyone I knew “Ich lerne deutsch!*” (I’m learning German!). She taught us how to balance a check book–We had paper checks in her classroom and we would circle things we wanted to purchase out of a JC Penny catalog and keep records on an old IBM computer with the neon green and black screens with floppy disks : ) I remember our fundraisers on Friday mornings–the 6th grade class sold suckers 15 min before school started–Rocky Mountain was everyones favorite. She always made our class pfeffernusse cookies (a spice cookie with white powder). We spent our last day of 6th grade at the Indiana Dunes. Thank you for teaching me–Rest in Heavenly Peace “Mrs. Flo”
Cindy Hostetler Groves says
Mindy & Family,
So sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. First, she was my 5th grade teacher at Tyner. Second, because of her being a teacher in this area you came here to school and I met a new friend. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Mindy Welty says
Thank you Cindy. We had some good times. Also, I’m glad you got to be one of Barb’s students. She sure did love people.
Cheryl Lynn Bowyer says
Barbara and Dick were like adopted parents to me and my two younger siblings. They took us in when our late mother fail on hard times trying to raise 8 children as a single parent.
Dick taught me how to pour a concrete floor in their laundry room at their lake home and Barbara taught me to make homemade waffles and to play the piano. Dick also taught me and my siblings how to ice fish. Dick bought me my first pair of LA Gear shoes when I was only 12 years old. I’m now 42 1/2 with 3 sons and happily engaged to the love of my life.
I’m a published author and a medical biller and coder. My fiance is a Ase certified mechanic. My oldest son is a Marine and in active duty today.
Barbara and Dick Change my life and I am forever great full to them both! May they rest in peace with God and I hope they are celebrating in heaven with my parents! I’ll forever love them both! They’ll be missed!