Phyllis Flesberg

phyllis flesberg
Phyllis Flesberg, 85, of Fargo, formerly of Argusville, ND, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017 at Bethany on University. Phyllis was born April 17, 1931 in Fargo, ND to Henry and Mae Matthys. She attended rural grade school and graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Fargo. She attended summer teaching courses at Valley City State College. Phyllis taught in a one room school in rural Durbin for 2 years. Phyllis married Everett Flesberg on September 15, 1951. They farmed their whole lives near Harwood and Argusville. Phyllis loved gardening and growing flowers, especially Irises. She was active in St. William’s Catholic Church in Argusville. She was also a member of the Harwood Homemakers group. She is survived by four children: Allan (Sonja) Flesberg, Gardner, KS, Dale (Mary) Flesberg, Argusville, ND, Diane Flesberg, Argusville, ND, and Denise Voss (Florence, SC) , sister, Shirley Eliason, Altoona, WI, three grandchildren, Eric, Brian and Karen Flesberg and three great grandchildren, Anna, Ben and Gavin Flesberg. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Elaine Johnson and brother Duane Matthys. There will be a visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Tuesday at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center. The funeral mass will be at St. William’s Catholic Church, Argusville at 2:00 PM Wednesday with visitation in the church from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Interment will be at Holy Cross North Cemetery.

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  1. To the Flesberg family: We have fond memories of Phyllis tending her garden and iris flowers. Now she will enjoy the beauty of many more iris. Jeff remembers an amazing white gravy she made for a meal he had at their home. Being neighbors at the farm brought back good memories too. We wanted to be with you all but we will be at Mayo Rochester for consult and possible surgery for Jeff. Phyllis will no longer be in pain. Our love to all of you.

  2. Diane and extended family. My heart ached a little more today when I read of your Mother. Knowing that loss and the empty feelings in days to come, rest your heart on the loving memories and smile with the peace they will bring. My prayers to you all. And a big hug, Diane!

  3. Dear Flesberg family.

    Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. I always think of Phyllis when my Iris start to bloom
    Stan and Cheyrl Klin

  5. Diane, sorry to hear about your Mom our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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