Calvin Lowell FlessaMay 20th, 2020
Calvin Lowell Flessa, 90, of Russellville, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2020, at Westphalia Hills in Westphalia, Missouri. He was born June 1, 1929, in Burris Fork Township in Moniteau County Missouri, the son of the late Carl Frederick Flessa and Iva Naomi (McDonald) Flessa Griffin. Lowell was raised by his mother Iva Griffin and step-father, Lawrence P. "Pop" Griffin. Lowell was a 1947 graduate of Russellville High School. He was united in marriage in 1958, to Virginia Mae (Johnston) Crane at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lohman. Virginia passed away April 1, 2004. Lowell worked as a lineman with Missouri Power and Light, and retired as a foreman for Union Electric. He was a member of IBEW 257. In his earlier years, he worked as a truck driver. Lowell was active in the Russellville community serving as a City Councilman, School Board Member, founding member of the Russellville Volunteer Fire Department, and helped establish the Russellville Engine Show. He was a founding member of the Russellville Free Masons and later moved his membership to the California lodge. He enjoyed working on antique engines, race car driver at Capital Speedway, and spending time at the lake with family and friends. Survivors include five children, Debbie Flessa, Stevenson Ranch, Calif.; Debbie Crane, Jefferson City; Cathy (Kevin) Zumwalt, Jefferson City; Tom Flessa, St. Louis; James (Becky) Flessa, Russellville; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Virginia Crane Flessa; two sons, David Flessa and Larry Crane; one great-granddaughter, Hattie Crane; and a brother, Donald Gene Flessa. Visitation was held 9-11 a.m. Friday, May 15, 2020, at Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Homes in Russellville. Funeral service with Masonic Rites followed at 11 a.m. at Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Homes in Russellville. The service was live-streamed for those who wished to watch from home. The link can be found on his obituary page at www.scrivnermorrowrussellville.com. Burial was in Enloe Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Enloe Cemetery or to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lohman. Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Homes in Russellville was in charge of the arrangements. Those wishing to send condolences to the family may do so at the www.scrivnermorrowrussellville.com website.