Clydene K. Fliger

clydene fliger
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.

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  1. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Clydene’s family. There are so many memories that bring smiles to my face. All the things/times that she put up with when all of us girls would be around. Keep all her memories close to your heart at this difficult time. She is now resting peacefully with our Heavenly Father and is once again reunited with her loved ones. She was a wonderful lady that will not be forgotten by those who loved her. May your faith in God help you through this difficult time. God rest her soul.

  2. Our sincere condolences on the loss of Mom…The neighborhood memories are fond ones. Clydene was a lovely lady, and I know she will be sadly missed. God bless.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Susan. I know you have many fond memories to help you through this most difficult of times.
    Dan & Karen Hannan

  4. We are so sorry to hear of Clydene’s death. There are so many great memories of her and your family in the neighborhood. Her smile and laughter were contagious. You are all in our prayers. She is no longer in pain; her suffering is over. Let me know if there is anything you need.

  5. Bill, and the Fliger Family. so sorry to hear of your Mom”s passing. You know she is at peace now. cherrish your memories. Leo and Bev Dowd

  6. Bill, Susan and family
    You all have our deepest smypathy we are so sorry! We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Stephen and Shelley Stalder

  7. Bill, Susan and family, our sympathy to you on your Mother’s passing. The last we talked together was about a year ago when she called about the deer on our land. Sorry that we will be out-of-town this weekend for the visitation but know that our thoughts are with you all. Alice and Michael

  8. Bill, You have my sympathy on hearing of the death of your Mother. I am sure you will have a huge hole to fill in you time. I remember the times I spent at your home when we were very young and what a wonderful Mom she was.

  9. Susan & Billy, I was so sorry to hear about Clydene. Wish I could make it to the visitation to offer my condolences in person, but we are going to be in Des Moines for our grandson’s birthday. Your are in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Susan and Billy–I am so sorry for your loss. I had some lovely phone vists with Aunt Clydene over the past few years and hold fond memories of her and your Dad from the 1950s and 1960s.
    She is at peace now.

  11. To Susan, Bill and Family.
    Jerry and I were sad to hear about your Mom. We have fond memories from our old neighborhood. Clydene was a good neighbor and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  12. Bill, Susan and family: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Clydene was a wonderful lady and will always be remembered.

  13. Dear Susan, Dennis, and Bill; I’d like to offer my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your dear mother and mother-in-law. I’ll never forget Clydene’s presence as one of the most tolerant neighborhood Moms! She was generous to us kids and always came up with the best treats, like home-made lemonade and cookies on a hot day. We loved it when she brought out the blue plastic pool and filled it with cool water from the hose for all to enjoy in the summertime. We had an idyllic small-town childhood and your mother was a part of that experience, and I’m grateful for that! Clydene made her mark in NH and was a busy and productive pillar of the community. I’ll never forget the delicious ‘dutchy-crust’ bread from Fliger’s bakery–yum! You couldn’t beat it! My thoughts and prayers are with you all on this sad occasion, and may your memories of Clydene’s warm and loving presence in your lvies sustain you through this difficult period. With sympathy and love, your friend, Kathy ‘Dee’ Saville.

  14. Susan, Dennis and Bill–so sorry for the loss of your Mom and Mother-in-law. I will always hold great memories of the neighbor girls getting together in yoiur home and running through the yards. She was a special lady and will be missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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