Tuesday, December 12, 2023
10:00 - 10:45 am (Mountain time)
Tuesday, December 12, 2023
11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
11:00 - 11:45 am (Mountain time)
Family and friends mourn the peaceful passing of Charles Leo Flierl on November 29, 2023, at the age of 90, with family nearby.
Chuck was born and raised in Colorado, residing in Parker, Englewood, and Denver. He was the son of Simon and Irene Flierl, and a brother to six, including his surviving siblings, Joseph Flierl and Ruth Callahan. He was a beloved husband of 59 years to wife Beverly, a devoted father to Carolyn, Susan and David, and father-in-law to Toby and Gary, grandfather of Elise, Evan, Vivianna, Kaira, and Cheyenne, and great-grandfather of Nora and Lila, with two more great-grandchildren expected in 2024.
He retired in 1994 after dedicating 43 years in the banking industry working in successful leadership roles, earning the title of Sr. Vice President and received many awards throughout the years. He enjoyed banking and was a self-proclaimed “numbers guy”, being respected and well-liked by all who worked with him. He was always there for all who reached out to him for guidance and support.
In retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He accomplished many things and had a keen ability to complete home and yard projects (winner of best lawn in Denver-twice). He was a life-long car-guy who had a great appreciation for all types of cars, including his vintage MG, 60’s Thunderbird and Mustang, and modern BMW. He also spent many fulfilling hours volunteering at church and in the community. Along with his wife, family, and friends, he enjoyed many wonderful years traveling extensively both locally and abroad. He also continued his interest and talent in managing finances, along with adding to and working on his prized collection of clocks.
He will be lovingly remembered for his good character and bright outlook, providing guidance and wisdom to all who knew him. He lived his life as a positive role model, offering civic-minded generosity, and for guiding his own and his family’s lives with Christian values and faith. The Golden Rule, “Do onto others as you would have them do onto you” reflected his philosophy of how a person in words and actions should try to live which he believed in and upheld. He strived to bring out the best in people.
His favorite poem, “The Village Blacksmith” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, shows how the blacksmith is hardworking, well-liked, and admired through the village, portraying the same message of job, family, and community that he both strived for and achieved.
Chuck was focused by the “Serenity Prayer” in times of worry and strife and found solace in its passages. He often said to take one day at a time, facing each day with determination and resolve to keep trying and put forth his best effort to succeed. He demonstrated his acceptance of that which he knew was eminent, and to let go of that which he could not change.
Many beautiful memories of his life endure in the hearts of those that knew and loved him. His dear family and friends honor and admire his life and legacy, and thank him for the many years of love, loyalty, and support. He will be dearly missed by the people he touched. His was a life well lived and loved.
Rosary will be recited at 10am followed by Mass at 11am, Tuesday, December 12, 2023, St. Jude Catholic Church, 9405 W. Florida Avenue, Lakewood. Entombment will be Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 11am at Mount Olivet Cemetery.