The Obit For Joe Fletcher

Joseph Casey Fletcher

Published in The Times from 3/14/2009 - 3/15/2009


Joseph Casey Fletcher, age 45, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2009.

He is survived by son, Jace Fletcher of Park Ridge, IL; mother, Nancy Fletcher of Brazil, IN; two brothers: Stacey "Hoot" (Patti) Fletcher of Highland, IN and Charlie Fletcher of Hammond, IN; one sister, Francine (John) Heaton of Brazil, IN; four nephews: A.J. and Johnny Fletcher, Robert Keough and Jonathan Roach; five nieces: Megan Heaton, Ashley and Paige Keough, Tracy Hudgins and Kiersten Roach; former wife, Jane (nee Keough) Fletcher of Park Ridge, IL. Mr. Fletcher was preceded in death by his father, Robert Fletcher.

Friends are invited to meet with the family on Sunday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. for a memorial visitation at Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (two blocks south of Ridge Road), Highland, IN.

Cremation will precede the visitation.

Joseph was a pitching coach at all levels in the area and throughout the country. He was a former pitcher with the Yankees and the Expos Minor League System. Joe was a passionate coach with a special gift for reaching his players. He was currently employed with the White Sox Training Academy. Joe was also an avid hunter. He was a beloved father, son, brother and uncle.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joseph's loving memory to his son's education fund.