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Donald C. Flesness

Donald C. Flesness

May 17, 1932 - Sept. 17, 2009

Donald C. Flesness, 77, West Fargo, N.D. died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009 in his home.

Mr. Flesness was born on May 17, 1932 at Page, N.D., where he was raised and attended schools. He later moved to Fargo. He married Delores Benzmiller on Dec 26, 1954 at Page, N.D. They lived in Forman, N.D., until moving to Lisbon, N.D., where he worked as a mechanic for Hanson Motors. In 1974, they moved to Fargo and he worked as a technician and later as a technical writer and instructor for Steiger Tractor Co. of Fargo. After leaving Steiger, he and his partners opened Multitech Publications in West Fargo. Delores died in 1989. Donald retired in 2007.

Donald enjoyed hunting, fishing, Pinochle games with friends, and time with his grandchildren.

Donald is survived by his special friend, Janet Erickson and her daughters; daughters, Pamela Flesness, New York City, N.Y., Angela (Rock) Hudson, Anneston, Ala., and Lynette Berg, West Fargo; son, Donald C. Jr. (Tina), Williston, N.D.; sisters, Lorraine Flesness, Chanhassen, Minn., and Betty (John) Ferguson, Fargo, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Delores, two brothers and a grandson.

A visitation and prayer service were held on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, in West Funeral Home.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, in West Funeral Home. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.

Condolences can be sent online

(West Funeral Home, West Fargo)