Obituary for Robert Willard Fleegel
Robert (Bob) Willard Fleegel, age 65, of Marshall, MN, previously of Bird Island, MN passed gently to his rest with his loving wife and family by his side on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Marshall, MN from the complications of Lewy Body Dementia.
Bob was the first born of Willard and Kathryn (Heltemes) Fleegel, born on Nov. 29, 1948 in Thief River Falls, MN. He attended schools in Thief River Falls and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1966. He attended Northland Community College in TRF and also St Cloud State University receiving his teacherâ€™s credentials and his BScience degree in 1970.
Bob taught high school biology classes in the Bird Island School district for approximately 10 years, worked at Keltgen Seed Co. and also enjoyed the world of Information Technology. His working career was in the Bird Island, MN area. Bob married Stephanie (Wilson) Fleegel in Oct of 2006. The couple made their home in Marshall.
Bob was a gentle and respectful man with a witty sense of humor. He was very forward thinking and passionate about learning and loved sharing that passion with others. He participated in archeological digs, he brought students to many field trips and later attended senior college in Marshall. Computers became a large part of this pursuit. He built computers and helped many others to get on the information highway.
He enjoyed time spent at his cabin on Lake Elizabeth, near Marcell, MN. He loved everything outdoors including hiking, cross country skiing and canoeing. Loons were a favorite bird of his, and their call will forever remind us that he is not too far away.
He is survived by his wife Stephanie of Marshall, MN; his 3 children Sarah (Lee) Averbeck of Minneapolis; Tim (Kristin) Fleegel of New Hope, MN; Bryan (Tanya) Fleegel of Sartell, MN; their mother Sue Fleegel of Bird Island, MN, 3 grandchildren Sophie and Elin Fleegel and Fritz Averbeck, 3 step-children Matthew, Casey and Trinity Wilson all of Marshall, MN, Mother, Kay Fleegel of Thief River Falls, MN sister Becky (Jim) Anderson, of East Wenatchee, WAâ€™ 2 aunts, Joelle Stanoch, Sartell, MN and Jean Fleegel of Brandon, FL, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.
Bob was predeceased in death by his father, Willard M. Fleegel of Thief River Falls, MN in 2000, and his younger brother Billy Fleegel in 1960.
Memorials preferred to Prairie Home Hospice of Marshall.