Trivia about Annie's Life

  • Grew up in town visiting Grandparents' farm. Her father was a volunteer firefighter and canal bridge operator, and later worked in a family-owned concrete plant in Frankfort, IL. Her mother was a homemaker.
  • Left-handed
  • Had one brother who moved to Indiana to farm
  • 4-H Club member (sewed many fine dresses)
  • Rabid Cubs fan (Had Dizzy Dean’s picture and autograph from August 1938 game at Wrigley Field)
  • Graduate of Illinois State University (teachers college) in Normal, IL in 1942. Taught first and second grade in Frankfort, IL
  • Married Frank Fleck on July 20, 1947
  • Raised four children: two sons, two daughters
  • Loved to play the organ