John “Jack” Berkley Flickinger


Memorial visitation for Dr. John “Jack” Berkley Flickinger will be held from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Private inurnment will be held in the Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin City, Kansas.
He was born August 6, 1927 in Emporia, KS the son of Dr. Stanley and Marguerite (Berkley) Flickinger
He attended Baldwin City schools and graduated from Wentworth Military Academy.
He entered the Navy and was a veteran of WWII as a hospital corpsman.
In 1950 he graduated Baker University where he was a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He played football and basketball the four years he was at Baker. Dr. Flickinger entered UMKC Dental School in 1954 where he was a member of the Psi Omega Dental Fraternity.
He joined his father upon graduation in the practice of dentistry in Baldwin City, KS and retired in 1997 after 43 years.
He was a past president of the 1st District Dental Society, a life-member of the ADA and the International College of Dentistry. He served on staff at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in the 1960’s. Dr. Flickinger served on the Baldwin City School Board, Lawrence Country Club, Board of Directors and was a past commander of the American Legion Post #228. He was a 25-year member of Rotary International and Boy Scouts of America at District level. He was chairman of the Douglas County Selective Service Board, past Master of Palmyra Lodge #23 and a member of Scottish Rite and Abdullah Shrine. He was a volunteer at LMH South and served as a partner in Progress with Baker University.
In 1995 Dr. Flickinger was inducted into the Wentworth Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2005 he was inducted into the Baker Athletic Hall of Fame.
He married Patricia Ann Dashen in 1963 in Baldwin City, KS. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his son, John Bradley Flickinger; sister, Phyllis and husband, Conrad Braun, Baldwin City, KS; and two nephews, Stan Braun and Marty Braun.
Memorials may be made in his name to Baker University or the Charity of the Donor’s Choice and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

3 Condolences

  1. James Pennel on August 16, 2016 at 6:22 am

    Pat, so sorry to hear about Jack! Will be greatly missed! Prayers to you & yours!

  2. Mike and Linda Amyx on August 17, 2016 at 10:09 am

    So glad we saw you and Jack the last time we were in Lawrence. He and his dad meant so much to Mike and I and I’m grateful we had the chance to tell him. He was a true gentleman and working for him was so easy. Our condolences.

  3. Susan Harrison on August 17, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Dear Pat & Family,
    I want you know that it was such an honor and privilege to help with Jack’s healthcare. He was such a great friend to me and we always had such fun conversations when he would come in to the office. He was such a wonderful human being and so nice. I want you to know that I will miss him so much. I feel so privileged to have known him and be his friend. Rest in peace Dear Jack!

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