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Russell Flieth

January 07, 1956 - March 17, 2017

Memorial Service - Sunday

March 26, 2017
- 2:00pm

Our Savior's Lutheran Church - Hillsboro

Gathering - Sunday

March 26, 2017
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Our Savior's Lutheran Church - Hillsboro


Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro

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Russell Flieth

January 07, 1956 - March 17, 2017



Russ passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the Manley Care Center in Manley, IA at the age of 61.

Russell Glen Flieth was born on January 7, 1956, the son of Robert and Ruth (Peterson) Flieth in Hillsboro, ND. He grew up in Hillsboro and was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Russ graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1974 with a perfect attendance record of which he was very proud. During his younger years he was active in Boy Scouts and was a paperboy in Hillsboro. He played football throughout high school and was chosen for the very first North Dakota Shriners football game in 1974 where he played for the North Team.  After graduation from high school, Russ traveled with his brother, Ryan, in a band where he worked the soundboard. Russ was married to Julie Beck in October of 1980 and they later divorced.

Russ was united in marriage to Patsy Suhr on June 27, 1998 and they made their home in Council Bluffs, IA, where he owned and operated Russ’ Upholstery. Due to health concerns he had recently made his home at the Manley Care Center since September of 2016.

Russ will be remembered for his great sense of humor and jokester personality. He always called each one of his siblings on their birthday and sang “Happy Birthday” to them as well as “Silent Night” each Christmas.

Russ is survived by his wife, Patsy of Council Bluffs, IA; his step daughter, Joanna (Jerry) Butler of Crystal Lake, MO; his grandchildren, Nicholas and Haley; his mother, Ruth Siegert of Hillsboro, ND; his siblings – Richard (Nettie) Flieth of Hillsboro; Roger (Joni) Flieth of Mason City, IA; Betsy (Doug) Tate of Grandin, ND; Barb (Dave) Ferguson of West Fargo, ND; Kari (Jim) Anderson of Pensacola, FL; Kurt Siegert of Fargo, ND; and Jason (Corrie) Siegert of Hillsboro; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert; his brothers, Robert Allen and Ryan; and his step father, Marvin Siegert.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2 PM Sunday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro – with a gathering one hour prior

BURIAL: Riverside Cemetery in Hillsboro

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home in Hillsboro. To sign the online guest book, please visit our website at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com


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20 responses to “Russell Flieth”

  1. Candy (Nysveen) Monroe says:

    Russell was a classmate. I am so sorry for the loss for his family.

  2. duanedumas says:

    I remember Russ in his younger years, being such a fun loving guy. so sorry for your loss. you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Shelly Buerkley says:

    Betsy and family
    I am so sorry to hear about Russ. He was such a great guy
    My thoughts and prayers are with you
    Shelly (Auck) Buerkley your really old neighbor in Hillsboro

  4. Marlene and Bryan Beck says:

    Russ was a great brother-in-law and so much fun to be around. I will always have fond memories of him.

    Bryan Beck

  5. Dennis & Lani Rude says:

    Ruth & Family,

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Shannon Borke VanHorn says:

    To the entire Flieth/Siegert family, I am so sorry to hear about Russ. Sending prayers to you all.

  7. Gary Nysveen says:

    Sorry for your loss

  8. Carol (Foss) Foreman says:

    So sorry for your loss. Wished I could be there. I knew Russ in high school. Always a fun and sweet guy! My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. He is an Angel now. RIP.
    Carol (Foss) Foreman.

  9. Debi (Rude) Patterson says:

    So very sorry for your loss! I hope your faith and all your wonderful memories of Russ give you comfort.

  10. Cindy Hansen (Thompson) says:

    Russell is my high school class mate, who was easy going, fun to be around and always wore a smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sorry I’m not able to make the services on Sunday, where can a memorial be sent?

  11. Kathryn Lemm says:

    Betsy and family,

    I extend my sympathies to you. Treasure the memories as you celebrate his life.


  12. LouAnn and Devin Lusso says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Russ’s family. The brightest star is shiny down on you and know he is with you always!

  13. Stephanie (Hanson) Burrell says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all the families. So very sorry for your loss.

  14. Ron&Linda Jenkins says:

    We were able to spend time with Russell in Mason City at Roger’s and Joni’s home. We pray that the Good Lord be with you and comfort you

  15. Ron&Linda Jenkins says:

    We were able to spend time with Russell in Mason City at Roger’s and Joni’s home. May the Good Lord be with you and comfort you.

  16. steve m. kilen says:

    so sorry to hear of your loss of your brother, i do remember memories of living next door to your other brother ryan and yourself and our playtime and so sorry i did meet your brother Russell. again sorry for your loss and know he is with our lord and the angels and at peace.

  17. Jane Gallagher says:

    While I haven’t seen Russ in years, walking up to the grocery store I thought about him a couple weeks ago. The last time we spoke was in the parking lot. Russ was a great guy. He & his wife Julie at the time were a great help to me as we made our transition from Fargo life to life in Iowa. I remember his smile more than anything. I am sorry for the loss of a very nice man.

  18. Sandy (Floberg) Nohr says:

    My deepest sympathy to the Flieth family. I would love to be at the service but I have my husband in the hospital. God be with all of you.

  19. SteeleDream says:

    Howdy howdy howdy was Russels greating to me. Catch you on the flipside.

  20. Dawn says:

    I lived with the band when they had the house right off of the one way in Fargo When Russell was with crystal legend I have several pictures of him . Ryan lived there with us too They are both terribly missed I got ahold of Russ one time tracked him down and talk to him and he had told me that Ryan had died I was in shock over that 1 but those guys were the greatest I wish I could have seen them all again

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