Clydene K. Fliger
July 26, 1926 ~ March 30, 2011
Clydene K. Fliger, age 84, Of New Hampton, IA, died on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Clydene Katherine was born on July 26, 1926 to Clyde and LaVona (Nelsen) Weaklen in Mason City, IA. She moved with her family at the age of five to New Hampton, where she attended St. Joseph’s School through the 8th grade and graduate from New Hampton High School in 1944. Clydene then attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. She moved to Chicago, IL where she worked as a secretary for Northwest Airlines. After moving to New Hampton she worked at the medical clinic for Dr. Murtaugh and Dr. McGrane. Later she was employed at the New Hampton Newspaper and she also worked as a cook for the New Hampton School District for seven years. On September 23, 1946 Clydene was united in mariage to Russell Fliger at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in New Hampton. Clydene and Russell owned and operated Fliger’s Bakery for many years. Clydene enjoyed her time on the Misissippi River at their trailer in Wabasha, MN, reading, crocheting, and attending her grandson’s activities. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, a volunteer at Mercy Hospital, New Hampton Cultural Center, Chickasaw County Democratic Central Committee for 10 years, as well as a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and St. Joseph’s Rosary Society. Clydene is survived by her children, Susan (Dennis) Peters of La Crosse, WI, and William Fliger of New Hampton; her grandson, Jeffery Russell Peters of St. Paul, MN; her brother, Fred (Janice) Nelsen of Wabasha, MN; a special nephew, Dan (Pat) Fliger of Ankeny, IA; several bothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, special cousin Patsy Cummings, nieces, nephews and special friends, Gloria Parks, and Mary and Frederick Rewoldt. She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Russell in 1991; and her son, Ricky Fliger in 1952. Memorials: Memorials may be directed to Clydene's family. Cemetery: Burial will be in the New Hampton Cemetery. Visitation: Visitation will be held from 2:00-3:00 pm on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home. Service: Memorial services for Clydene will be at 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home Chapel in New Hampton with Father Carl Schmitt officiating.