Robert E. Fleissner, Sr.
June 30, 1931 – Dec 10, 2017
Preceded in death by sister, Jean Herrman. Survived by wife Janet; children: Clarice Murnan (Bob), Bob Fleissner, Jr. (Jolene), Jim Fleissner (Kay), Rich Fleissner (Joan), Peggy Fleissner, Bill Fleissner, Judy Fleissner (John Damme), Joan Clark (Paul), Buz Fleissner (Sandra), Mary Pote (Kevin), and Deb Schoneweis (Greg Wilson); 36 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sister, Kathleen Wolford; many nieces and nephews.
Private Family Services. Memorials are suggested to A.L.S. Association.
Dad was born in South Omaha and had an older sister, Jean, and a younger sister, Kathleen. He attended St. Patrick Grade School. His parents, Anthony Leo “Tony” and Cecilia, ran a restaurant on 15th and Leavenworth. When dad was eleven years old, his father died unexpectedly. He was the only “man” in the house with his mother, an aunt, and two sisters. He attended St. Joseph High School where he met Mom. After the junior-senior prom, they knew they were meant for each other. Shortly after they graduated, they were married and started their family.
Dad worked at the Omaha World-Herald and, later, the Sun Newspaper as a machinist. In his forties he changed jobs and became a diesel mechanic at Cummins. Together Mom and Dad raised eleven gregarious, hard-working, and fun-loving children. Dad was generous with his time and talents and often took the boys along to teach them the technical skills of construction and mechanics. Sorry, girls, you got to stay home and cook and clean with Mom. During times of struggle, Dad would write to the Poor Clares for prayers. Dad taught us commitment, a strong work ethic, and a love of God. Mom and Dad were very involved at Holy Cross Parish for over 35 years. As Mom said the other day, it wasn’t perfect but we had a lot of fun.