February 8, 1919 - September 21, 2016


A time of sharing will be at 12:00 p.m. Monday, September 26, 2016 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Clarence A. Fleck, age 97, who passed away Wednesday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Pastor Denise Hanson will officiate and burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Sartell. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Clarence was born Feb. 8, 1919 in Benton County to Orren & Sarah (Walker) Fleck. He grew up farming near Gilman. He married Winnie Aasen in July of 1944. Clarence was a Construction Engineer for McGarry Brothers and Barton Construction. He was a member of the 49ers International Union. Clarence enjoyed ice fishing, hunting, chopping wood, and spending time outdoors. He was a strong, generous, kind hearted man with a great sense of humor. Clarence was known as a hard worker with the strength of a horse and a heart as big.

Clarence is survived by his children, Sharon (Gerald) Hinkemeyer of Sauk Rapids, Lyle (Barb) Fleck of Sartell, and Luann (Lanny) Lippold of Ham Lake; grandchildren, Holly Lyon, Jesse Hinkemeyer, Amanda Blem, Colleen Fleck, Brandon Lippold, and Sophia Lippold; many great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Clarence was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Winnie; infant daughter, Karol Lee; an infant son; brothers, Marvin and Melvin Fleck; and sister, Marlo Klein.