Obit: Fliehs, Lester E. (1933 - 2016)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Blumenstein, Brahmer, Bucher, Corral, Fliehs, Rorabough, Schneveis, Schreiner, Thums

----Source: The Hemer Funeral Home (Medford & Rib Lake, WI) 1/04/2016

Fliehs, Lester E. (13 MAY 1933 - 30 DEC 2015)

Lester E. Fliehs, 82, of Rib Lake, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Atrium Post-Acute Care of Marshfield surrounded by his loving family.

Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Rib Lake, with Father Otto Bucher officiating. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake.

Pallbearers will be his six grandsons, Michael Brahmer, Christopher “Bud” Schreiner, Patrick, David, Eric Fliehs and Dakota Thums.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Rib Lake.

Lester was born May 13, 1933 in Athens, to Emil W. and Alfrieda (Schneveis) Fliehs.

He attended Interwald Area Schools.

On April 24, 1955 in Mexico, Lester married the love of his life, Eva Corral, she survives.

Lester grew up on the family farm where he helped his parents until he traveled to Los Angeles, CA on a Harley in 1953. He worked for MBC Construction Company in Los Angeles, CA until 1967 when he moved his family back to Wisconsin. Lester then worked for Michels Pipeline Inc. until his retirement in 1995. He enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing, dartball, watching the Packers & Brewers with his family; in California, he enjoyed skin diving and deep sea fishing. Lester loved to travel and go to the casinos. He is a member of 139 Operators Union, I.B.E.W. Union and former member of the Rib Lake Lions Club.

He is survived by his wife, Eva Fliehs of Rib Lake; Lorraine (Gregory) Brahmer of Rib Lake, Dan (Mary) Fliehs of Rib Lake, Steve (Luanne) Fliehs of Medford and Shelly (Scott) Thums of Rib Lake; 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Lester is also survived by siblings, Harold (Dianne) Fliehs of Rib Lake, Sylvia (Marvin) Blumenstein of Rib Lake, Diane (Dick) Rorabough of Edenton N.C. and Delores Scheithauer of Medford.

He is predeceased by his parents, Emil W. and Alfrieda (Schneveis) Fliehs; and a brother-in-law, Marvin Scheithauer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Lester’s family to be designated at a later date.

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