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In Memoriam: William J. Fleming (1933–2005)

August 23, 2005

MUNDELEIN, IL — After a long illness, William J. Fleming passed away Aug. 8, 2005, at home with his family by his side. Born May 1, 1933, Fleming was past president of Dart & Kraft (D&K) Financial Corp. and a Stanford alumni. He began his career with Dobbs Fleet Leasing and also U.S. Fleet Leasing. While at D&K, he built an equipment leasing and a leverage leasing division.In 1982, D&K acquired Gambles C&M Leasing, which resulted in the creation of Dart & Kraft Financial Corp. In 1985, D&K acquired Leaseway’s car leasing division in Cleveland. In 1987, D&K Financial was purchased by GE Capital and relocated to Minneapolis.Fleming is survived by his wife of 50 years, three daughters, two sons, and 12 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Diabetes Association, Northern Illinois Office, or The American Cancer Society, in his memory:American Diabetes AssociationNorthern Illinois Office30 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 2015Chicago, IL 60602The American Cancer Society100 Tri-State International #125
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