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Herbert Fleischer

November 06, 1958 - January 06, 2018

Visitation - Wednesday

January 10, 2018
6:00 - 7:00 PM

Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro

Prayer Service - Wednesday

January 10, 2018
- 7:00 PM

Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro

Funeral Service - FRIDAY

January 11, 2018
- 11:00am

Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro


Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro

Herbert Fleischer

November 06, 1958 - January 06, 2018



Herbert Todd Fleischer passed away peacefully, January 6, 2018 at the Sandford Hospital on Broadway surrounded by family.

Herbert Todd Fleischer was born to Ella and Herb Fleischer, and was welcomed into this world on November 6, 1958. He lived in Blanchard for over 30 years, where he learned to tend bar and then relocated to Hillsboro where he did so at the A&R. Having been born with a deck of cards in his hand, he was a natural to deal blackjack when gaming began. Herb attended Hillsboro Elementary, and graduated from Hillsboro High, and was a true Burro fan his entire life. He received a communications degree from Crookston Jr. College. His extensive knowledge of intertwined family histories was particularly dear to his heart, and he enjoyed sharing this with whomever he met and became a beloved figure in the town of Hillsboro where his authenticity and kindness earned him a place in the hearts of those who knew him. He was a devout Christian his entire life and active in the Lutheran Church. Other loves were Bison games and tailgating, listening to oldies rock and roll, pinochle playing (which included two state championships), and working at the golf course where he especially enjoyed ladies’ day, and of late, playing poker.

Herb endured multiple physical disabilities, but this never prevented him from appreciating and enjoying the gift of life. He cherished the relationship he had with his immediate and extended family, and they will deeply miss and always remember him. He was truly a good man!

Herb is survived by his two sisters, Mary Jane Wright and Patricia Fleischer, and nephew Ronald Holmes.

Memorials can be donated to the National Juvenile Diabetes Foundation in Herb’s name.


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18 responses to “Herbert Fleischer”

  1. Betsy Tate says:

    Herb is going to missed by many. His love of life was an inspiration. He had hurdles but he never complained. Rest in peace Herb.

  2. Harris and Laurie says:

    Heaven got a kind and gentle soul. Good card player too.

  3. Vicki Madsen says:

    Herb was such an interesting person to visit with,he knew all our family history and told such great stories. He could remember dates and facts is so many things. He will be missed by many. He enjoyed playing pinochle and poker he’s probably getting a game going with Dad. We know he is in a better place but it doesn’t mean he won’t be missed! So sorry for you loss Mary Jane and Patricia.

  4. Carol Peterson, Vince Koski and Jenn Learned says:

    We were so sorry to hear about Herbie. I remember him being the first person to come and greet us when we moved to Blanchard. My dad always searched Herb out to talk sports. They would talk for hours. Vince loved golfing with him and being his partner on men’s night. He became a good friend as an employee, a dealer at the Paddlewheel and as a fellow card player at many tournaments. A kinder, more honest and genuinely good person can’t be found and we will miss him. There’s a special place in Heaven for people like Herbie.

  5. Andrea says:

    Mary Jane, I’ve met you a few times when I worked with Herb. my condolences to you. Herb will be missed. Such a kind fun man. May he Rest in peace. .. Andrea Knudson

  6. Kathryn Lemm says:

    Herbie Todd, you were one special guy and an important member of the Class of ‘77!
    Go with God, Herb. Always in our hearts.

  7. Jeffrey W. Johnson says:

    Remember Herbie Todd as a childhood friend and neighbor, He will be greatly missed. God Bless you Mary Jane and Patricia

  8. Debi (Rude) Patterson says:

    So sorry for your loss! He was such a kind and friendly person. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Debi Patterson

  9. Susie Hertwig Miller says:

    So sorry to hear of “Herby Todd”‘s passing. Growing up in Blanchard with Todd tagging along and seeing him always out playing in the yard. Playing baseball with everyone by the church, and the laughs. Then seeing him as a man all grown up in Hillsboro and enjoying the visits when mom and dad still lived there. Mary Jane and Trisha, my heart goes out to you. Prayers for comfort in this more sudden passing and knowing that we will all be a little sadder without his smile and voice in our lives.

  10. We Will Be There says:

    Will miss you Herb as part of our tailgate crew. Your in a good place Go Bison

  11. Barbara Hansen says:

    Sending thoughts and prayers to all the family.

  12. Jason Trosvig says:

    Rest In Peace Herb. Your one special guy.

  13. Neil Boeddeker says:

    Herby Todd was a special guy, he knew more about family than anyone, he will be missed.

  14. Jason Hanson says:

    I will miss you Herb, I always enjoyed seeing you.

  15. Mark Rye says:

    Only new Herbie as a young two year old when I attended Blanchard School along with Mary Jane & Patricia. His funeral service was BEAUTIFUL, loved the solos & the readings by Roger and John. He must have been a very SPECIAL person from hearing all the nice comments of his life!

  16. Jim Meyer says:

    Rest in Peace Herb

  17. Brenda Fleischer Burns says:

    I will always remember him as Herby Todd, our cousin who lived in Blanchard. Visiting them when we would also visit our Grandma Fleischer. His picture as a child here is how I will always remember him, even though we visited him in his apartment in Hillsboro as a man. Reading his obituary shows me what a great man he became, but then he came from great parents. What a shame that we lived so far that we didn’t get to know each other as adults. One day we will meet again in Heaven in all our glory. Our prayers are with Mary Jane and Patricia, I know they will dearly miss him. Brenda & Don Burns

  18. David Simmons says:

    I met Herb at the U of M Crookston in 1977-78. We had a tremendous fellowship of personalities in Robertson Hall. Yes, poker was a special event bringing good clean fun and optimism. Herb could be a ruthless opponent but what was classic was the manner in which he would excitedly rub his hands together when it was going his way. Herb’s quote at 5:00 a.m. telling Cliff at the poker table, “When the sun comes up, baby… that’s it, I’m going to bed.” Cliff didn’t appreciate that.
    Herb was part of our Robertson Hall family. We had respect for each other as we experienced campus life. And within that educational intent we found time to have fun and release anxiety. Our bonding became genuine and memorable.

    David M. Simmons
    Menahga MN

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