Michael Raymond Flieth, age 58, of Fargo, died peacefully surrounded by his family at Essentia Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012.

Mike was born on April 29, 1954 in Portsmouth, VA to Thomas and Inez (Lien) Flieth and due to his father’s naval career, Mike lived in many different states until settling in Fargo where he graduated from South High School in 1972.  After his graduation he started his career with various sign companies and had a love for neon and arts.

Mike was united in marriage to Deb Jahner on May 15, 1976 at St. Anthony’s, Fargo.  From this union they had three sons.

Mike’s hobbies included watching NASCAR and frequently attending Red River Valley Speedway races.  Mike’s most favorite times were attending his sons’ football games and being a grandfather to his three beautiful granddaughters.

Mike is survived by his mother, Inez; his brother, Tom (Kathy) and their son, Tony; his oldest son, Jason (Stacey) and their daughters, Haddie and Hallee; his middle son, Benjamin (Brittany) and their daughter, Peighton, and his youngest son, Christopher; and Mike’s special friend, Val and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas; brother, Wayne; and grandparents.

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  1. Grand Forks ND
    Deb and Family:
    Sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I will always remember the good times we had together.
    Take Care,

  2. Moorhead MN
    Dear Ben and family- I am so sorry to read in the paper about your dad. I remember how you always talked about your dad. He was so young to pass away. I am deeply sorry for your loss. May God bless you and hold you in the palm of His hand. (Your 5th grade teacher)

  3. Marion IAI just saw the orbit tonight (Monday) I am saddened. I graduated with Mike and Tom but got to know mike more through the Sandy Jahner Ptomey knowing Sandy,s big family. My prayers are with Tom and his family, Deb and sons all of family.. Big Hugs to each of you.

  4. Clarksville TennesseeInez and Family,
    My prayers and Thoughts are with you at this time of sadness. I am Wally Liens daughter.

  5. So sorry to hear the news of Mike’s passing. I have known the family for years through church and school and was shocked when I heard the sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of grieving !

  6. Osage MN
    To the family: I was so very saddened and shocked to hear of Mike’s passing. I got to know him well when representing the work group at Cook Sign Company, and enjoyed him very much. He was a nice man and my thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God Bless the memory of Michael Flieth.

    Dee

  7. Rosemount MN
    I have known Mike all life I am shocked to hear of his passing. He was my best friend and always will be. The lord will take care of him now

    Larry & Bonnie Huber

  8. Atascadero CaliforniaJason, Ben, Chris and Flieth family,
    I am so sorry. I wish I could be there for you all! It’s been a tough year. Just know he loved you all and hold on to memories of happy times and they will help as time goes by. My thoughts and prayers have been with you and will continue to be. See you all the end of the month.
    Love, Lyn

  9. Atascadero CaliforniaJason, Ben, Chris and Flieth family,
    I am so sorry. I wish I could be there for you all! It’s been a tough year. Just know he loved you all and hold on to memories of happy times and they will help as time goes by. My thoughts and prayers have been with you and will continue to be. See you all the end of the month.
    Love, Lyn

  10. Moorhead MDi am truly sorry for the loss of Mike and prayers up for all the friends and family that will miss him. His smile and laughter along with his amazing friendship will truly be missed by me. May you rest in peace Michael Flieth and God bless you.

  11. Baudette MN
    We are so truly sorry for your loss. Your father boys is way to young to be called of this planet.

    We did not get to know him as we would have liked too, but know he had to be a great man like his sons.

    Our Love and Prayers are with you all.

    Love, Howard & Helen

  12. Eagan MN
    Prayers and thoughts of peace to all of Mike’s family.

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~From a headstone in Ireland

  13. Bismarck ND
    Dear Deb and Family:

    Sorry to hear about Mike’s death. May the happy memories you have of him help get you through the difficult days ahead.

    Prayers and thoughts are with you!

    Dennis and Mary (Mosset) Bartsch

  14. Horace My condolences to family and friends. I am sorry to hear of the passing of Mike. I Will miss his sense of humor and good nature. He is in a better place.

  15. fargo ndMike was a great person and friend. He will truely be missed by us and everyone that knew him. our sympathy goes out to his family. very sorry for your loss.it is truely a very very sad day. RIP Mike.

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