March 4, 2013


Harvey G. Fleshner, 91, of Carroll, died Friday, March 1, 2013, at Carroll Health Center Nursing Home.

Funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 4, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Carroll with Pastor Brian Licht officiating.

Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll was in charge of arrangements./

Organist for the service was Jan Hoff. Congregational hymns were "The Old Rugged Cross," "How Great Thou Art" and "Jesus Loves Me."

Casket bearers were Harvey's grandchildren.

Burial was at Carroll City Cemetery with military honors by the Carroll American Legion.

In lieu of flowers the family will direct memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church or Camp Algona POW Project.

Born July 27, 1921, on his family's farm northeast of Lidderdale, he was a son of George and Dena (Haase) Fleshner. He attended country school as a boy and was baptized in the Lutheran faith at St. John Lutheran Church. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942 and served until 1946 on a medical ship and in various Army hospitals as a surgical technician.

He married Jean Parks on April 24, 1943, at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Harvey was employed by the Chicago and North Western Railroad as a station agent. He became a licensed real-estate broker in 1976 and owned and operated Fleshner Family Realty for many years. He retired from the railroad in 1978 and from real estate in 2000.

Harvey was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Carroll where he held many offices including president of the congregation. He was a member of the Carroll American Legion.

He enjoyed golf, playing cards, traveling and precious time with his family and many good friends. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye and Chicago Cubs fan.

Harvey is survived by his wife Jean of Carroll; three daughters: Patricia Beck of Carroll; Gayle Dean of Colon, Neb., and Cindy Hesse and her husband Alan of Council Bluffs; a son Jerry Fleshner and his special friend Lynne Humphrey of Carroll; nine grandchildren: Chris Beck and his wife Meggan, Holly Blevins and her husband Brian, Amanda Dean, Scott Hesse and his wife Jennifer, Samantha Travis and her husband Ben, Paul Hesse and his wife Jackie, Jessica Tunal and her husband Chris, Brian Fleshner and his wife Scarlett, and Matthew Fleshner; nine great-grandchildren: Ashley, Spencer, Kylie, Jackson, Sage, Isabel, Sophia, Henry and Claire; a brother Leonard Fleshner and his wife Gudrun of Omaha; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.

Harvey was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Alva Fleshner and his wife Mary.