Thomas C. Fleckten, Lt Col USAF (Ret)

Thomas C. Fleckten, Lt Col USAF (Ret)

December 17, 2018

Age 74. Tom was filled with a musician’s creativity, a sailor’s wanderlust, a craftsman’s perfectionism, a farmer’s will, and an entertainer’s spirit…all of this wrapped in a husband’s and father’s dedication to family.

Tom is survived by his wife of 54 years, Beverly; children, Julie (Kevin), Laura (Jeff) and Eric (Cecile); nine grandchildren: Kailey (Chris), Angela, Sydney, Gary, Margo, Anna, Meena, Ava and Ella; one great-granddaughter, Isla.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Monday, January 21st at 11 am at First Central Congregational Church, 421 S 36th St. Omaha, NE.

Memorials may be directed to Habitat for Humanity and Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska.



  • Carmen and Marcia Klein Posted December 18, 2018 11:46 am

    An eternal reward at such a lovely time of year. Our sympathy to family

  • Marlene and Dennis Frill Posted December 18, 2018 12:46 pm

    So sorry to read about our neighbirs passing! Our Sympathy goes out to you and family

  • Harland T Fogle Posted December 19, 2018 9:24 am

    Thoughts are with Tom’s Family at this trying time !

    Harlie Fogle

  • Dianne Jones Posted December 19, 2018 12:39 pm

    I was so very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. We enjoyed many many hours of singing together with Opera/Omaha, caroling with S.Claus & His Holiday Friends, The Mikado and much more. It was a joy to know him. May God be with you all during this hard time.

  • Dan and Nancy Pawlowski Posted December 19, 2018 8:21 pm

    Nancy and I were so saddened to hear of Tom’s passing. He was such a great neighbor and friend always with a smile and a warm greeting. Our deepest condolences to Bev and the entire Fleckten family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers

  • Judi Torneten Posted December 19, 2018 8:23 pm

    Dear Beverly and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. He was always fun to perform with in all the show with Opera Omaha and BEllevue Little Theater. He touched many souls with his enthusiasm!!

  • Shirley Higbee Posted December 21, 2018 11:21 am

    Thoughts are with the family as you reminisce about the wonderful times you shared together.

  • Barbara Herring Posted December 21, 2018 6:03 pm

    I am so sorry. My condolences Bev, to you and your family.

  • Mary Bamesberger Posted December 22, 2018 6:21 pm

    My sincere condolences Bev, and to your family and friends. Tom was valiant. He will be remembered for the joy he brought to so many. My love and prayer for you.

  • Gary & Karen Curtin Posted December 23, 2018 4:30 am

    Our sincere condolences to Bev, Laura, Julie, Eric & the whole Flecten family. Tom was a great friend, parent and airmen who will be missed by all who knew him. Our prayers go with all of his family.

  • Clara Sue and Gordon Arnsdorff Posted December 29, 2018 8:21 am

    We were so sorry to learn of the loss of a shining member of the Bellevue community. We will remember Tom fondly as a wonderful member of the Bellevue Little Theatre family–a beautiful singer and wonderful person. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  • Twila (“Dolly”) Wolfe Posted January 1, 2019 7:48 pm

    I remember how adorable the twins, Tommy and Kathy, were when they were little, and their picture in “Ideals” magazine. As an adult I remember connecting with Tom and Bev in Minneapolis when I lived there and, of course, with Uncle Clif and Aunt Esther. Only once did I see Tom and the family in Omaha and that was long ago. I’m sorry we weren’t able to connect more. My sympathy for the family’s loss.

  • John O’Gorden Posted January 1, 2019 11:21 pm

    Tom and his sister Kathy were my only twin-cousins; we will miss Tom a lot. Tom visited us many times on the Fleckten-Farm in Niobe (ND) with his parents and his sister when he was growing up; when he was in the USAF we visited him when he was stationed at Castle AFB (CA) in 1968 and he visited us on Oahu in 1970 when his aircraft had a RON at Hickam AFB.

  • Bill Gaus Posted January 5, 2019 9:20 am

    Bev/family – condolences to one and all. Tom was a classy man in my humble opinion!! The stories I could tell about our time in Opera Omaha’s coro!! Was always a pleasure to stand next to Tom during rehearsals and performances at the Orpheum Theatre. His robust baritone/bass sound was always a joy to my ears. Again, sympathies for the loss of a true patriot!!

  • patrick wray Posted January 7, 2019 8:33 am

    Tom was my squadron commander in the “Looking Glass” 2ACCS Squadron and also in the CSA flight operation. A great guy that I flew with on many overseas missions that he planned and carried out flawlessly. I was certainly saddened to learn of his passing. All the best to his extended family.

  • Betty Marlenee Posted January 17, 2019 1:59 pm

    My sincere wish for Beverly and the whole family for comfort and hope. It has been such a pleasure to know Tom and Beverly for many years. They are truly a wonderful couple.

  • Deborah Cline Posted January 17, 2019 6:05 pm

    Tom was always such a gentleman, and so much fun to do shows with at the Bellevue Little Theater. Many fond memories were made through the years. Prayers to his family.

  • Gregg A Learned Posted January 21, 2019 10:37 am

    Bev and family, I have such wonderful memories of Tom and his humor and singing talent! He brought such positive energy and enthusiastic support to every rehearsal and performance. He was a great influence on me as a musical team mate! Sending prayers!

  • Sandy Fischer Posted January 21, 2019 11:03 am

    Thinking of you and your family at this time Bev. God bless.

  • Michael&Connie Schellerer Posted January 21, 2019 11:28 am

    Tom was always a great leader mentor and Commander he will be sorely missed by all and God bless him and also his family.

  • Ed Perini Posted January 23, 2019 10:18 pm

    I haven’t heard Tom’s name in quite a while, but I never forget a face. I was a member of the Opera Omaha chorus with Tom in the bass section. My condolences to his family and friends.

  • Dean and Charlotte Sabby Posted May 13, 2020 3:24 pm

    So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. I’ve been going through old photos for digitalization when we found the picture of you and Tom visiting us in Grand Forks. Dean suggested that we take a road trip to see some of our old Air Force friends. When he searched Tom’s name on the internet we learned that he he had passed. You have our deepest sympathy. You have our email now so feel free to contact us if you so desire.

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