Anthony Fleege

(Photos by Pete Rosenbery)

April 27, 2011

Ten Questions with ... Anthony Fleege

Job on campus/department you work in: Associate professor and program director for the Mortuary Science and Funeral Service Program in the School of Allied Health

How long at SIUC: Just finishing up my 11th year

Hometown: Carterville (I have been there for 16 years -- longer than any other place I have lived)

When you were a youngster, what did you want to be when you grew up? I knew from about 5 or 6 years old that I wanted to be a funeral director.

If you could choose another profession, what would it be and why? Race car driver -- I would love to drive fast -- legally.

What is something you still want to accomplish in life? Take a locksmith correspondence course.

People don’t know that you … were in the Army. Most people don’t believe it when I tell them, so I have stopped trying to convince them.

Who inspired you and how? A major I had in the Army, he told me that if you don’t wake up and like what you are doing with your life, change what you are doing!

What was the first “album” you ever bought, and was it an LP, 8-track or CD? The Police, “Synchronicity,” on cassette tape

If you could pick an actor/actress to play you in a movie, who would you pick, and why? A young Robert DeNiro. He is an awesome actor.

What is one random fact about you? I collect Pez dispensers

What is your pet peeve? Bob Dylan-type people -- those who complain about things but never do anything to change the problem.

What would you like your gravestone to say about you? Was a good husband, dad and friend.