Amy Ruth Fleecs

Amy Ruth Fleecs

July 13, 1956 – November 12, 2023

Amy Ruth (Brown) Fleecs, age 67, of Omaha, passed away November 12, 2023, at home with her family surrounding her.

Amy was a very talented quilter, DIYer and home maker. She spent her life devoting her time to her family. She had a creative spirit and loved making homemade gifts and sharing them with her friends and family. She also enjoyed traveling with her children and extended family. Amy had a contagious smile and witty comments that will forever be remembered.

She grew up on a farm in Hershey, Nebraska. She was the daughter of Tom and Ruth Brown. She often spoke of the memories made on the farm with her brothers: John, Eric, and Scot, and the hard work that she learned. She passed along her work ethic to her three children. She was so proud of them and their accomplishments. She attended Hershey High School, and then went on to play on the first Mid Plains Community College women’s basketball team. She met her husband, Steven, and married in 1981. They raised their children in Sutherland, Nebraska. After Steven’s retirement from Union Pacific Railroad, they moved to Eastern Nebraska to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

Amy always said that her greatest accomplishment was her children and her grandchildren. They were the light of her life. She leaves behind her cat, Lucy; husband, Steven; children: Matthew and wife, Rebecca, of San Antonio, Texas, Amber and husband, Brian Cross, of Menno, South Dakota, and Rachel and husband, Matthew Person, of Omaha, Nebraska; 7 grandchildren: Athena, Aurora and Titus Fleecs, Briley and Callie Cross, and Henrik and Alexander Person.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, John and David Brown; parents, Thomas and Ruth Brown; in-laws, Robert and Lila Fleecs; and her niece, Missy Blake.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday, November 18, 2023, 2 p.m., at Community Covenant Church, 15770 Q St. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.



  • Nancy Blystone Posted November 13, 2023 5:06 pm

    My heartfelt condolences. Prayers for all of you through this time of losing your loved one, Amy.

  • Hilary Martin Posted November 13, 2023 6:09 pm

    Rachel my heart goes out to you, Big hugs to you and your family.

  • Debbie Soderholm Posted November 13, 2023 6:42 pm

    It’s never easy to say goodbye to our loved ones. But so many people are praying for you now as you deal with this loss. Her obituary was beautiful and spoke a lot about your mom and wife. You have some wonderful memories and lots of photos to talk about with your children. They will remember their grandma through you. May God be with all of you now and bless each one.

  • Marjorie Morgan Posted November 13, 2023 7:20 pm

    My prayers and condolences . I met Amy at quilting. She was caring and loved her family.

  • Arlis Paulman Posted November 13, 2023 7:25 pm

    So sorry to hear of Amy’s passing. She used to baby sit for my family. The first time she asked her mom about cleaning up and Ruth laughed and said that was continuous. She will be missed.

  • Rogina Ridenour Posted November 13, 2023 7:29 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May her memories fill your hearts with love.

  • Steve Roarty Posted November 13, 2023 7:30 pm

    So sorry for your loss!

  • Frank J Fleecs Posted November 13, 2023 7:54 pm

    Sorry for your loss

  • Ashley Gilmore Posted November 13, 2023 10:47 pm

    Amy was a wonderful woman. So hardworking. An amazing chef. I loved her homemade bread. I was lucky enough to stay in her home many times, which also happened to be my childhood home I grew up in. I was always welcome. Was included in family dinners and holidays, which meant a lot to me. Her hard work ethic was instilled into her children who grew up to be amazing people. I was lucky enough to be best friends with her daughter Rachel. Rest in peace dear Amy. We all loved you.

  • Bill Maassen and Judy Maassen Posted November 14, 2023 4:38 am

    Steve and family sorry about your loss AA

  • Lance E Paulman Posted November 14, 2023 7:26 am

    I just heard. I have great fond memories of growing up just down the road from Amy; she taught me how to ride a horse and was my favorite babysitter when I was younger. I know you had great years together, and I join you in missing Amy. The world is a little bit less without her in it.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Lance Paulman

  • Gun and Anders Bylund Posted November 14, 2023 7:35 am

    Rest in peace

  • Michael Fleecs Posted November 14, 2023 7:44 am

    So sorry for your families loss. Prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

  • Don A Main Posted November 14, 2023 7:57 am

    I am so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  • Jim and Sally Fleecs Posted November 14, 2023 12:45 pm

    Our sincere condolences to all your family. Hold strong to all the wonderful memories of Amy. Praying for comfort and peace for you all . Love and hugs

  • John Ulbrich Posted November 14, 2023 12:54 pm

    Amy was a true friend and always a joy to be around. I know Patty and I will miss her tremendously!

  • Sheree Slover Posted November 14, 2023 2:33 pm

    So sorry to hear of Amy,s passing, loved working with her at the Red Cross.

  • Lyle Person Posted November 14, 2023 3:04 pm

    Beautiful lady in every way!

  • Don A Main Posted November 14, 2023 9:08 pm

    Steve and family iam so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  • Tammy Leonhardt Posted November 15, 2023 4:15 pm

    Don and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Steve his children and all the rest of her family!

  • Tim and Terri Johnson Posted November 15, 2023 7:35 pm

    We knew Amy for so many years and enjoyed talking with her when she was back in Hershey. She was so talented and creative. We will miss her.

  • Dan Rasby Posted November 17, 2023 9:04 am

    I didn’t know Nancy. But l know she was a Saint to put up with you! 🙂 Loss, anger. hurt grief,fear, loneliness will knocked on your door….let….as my classmate, Steve Fleecs is fearless, loving and well loved …even me from farway is with you in this journey. I am saddened that Nancy will no longer be there by your side. Know I will be thinking of you and your family as you lay her to test. Love. Dan Rasby

  • Don Jochum Posted November 17, 2023 7:06 pm

    Very sorry for you and your family’s loss, Steve.
    You have great memories!

  • Sherry Wever Posted November 17, 2023 7:52 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all the family.

  • Patty Garza Posted November 21, 2023 9:41 am

    Steve and family
    Sorry to hear of your loss. Amy was a joy to be around in school. Alot of laughs and fun but I am sure you had plenty of wonderful times

  • Lynette and Jeff Horak Posted November 28, 2023 11:44 pm

    Rachel and family ,
    My heart broke when I learned of the news of your mom’s passing. In fact, my heart still broken for you and your family. I’m here if you need anything, please reach out to me.. I hope you will find some comfort in your memories that you will share about your mom, especially with your boys. I know they loved her dearly.. I can’t even begin to imagine what you are going through at this moment please know our prayers and hugs are with you and your family. I am sorry I am just finding this out or I would’ve been at the service., HUGS
    Sincerely, Jeff and Lynette

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