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“Dear Barb, I am sorry for your loss. I didn't know John well but I recognized your smile as I remember it, in his picture. While I have not seen you...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Julie (DeYoung) Fitzgerald - IA

“Dear Barb: I'm sorry that you have lost John to that dreaded nemesis, cancer. From what you have said and from comments in this guest book, it is...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Rosemary Schwedes - Edina, MN

“John was our neighbor "way out in the country". We girls thought he was SO handsome. John MAY have been involved in a few midnight (unauthorized)...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: kit cooper - friend and neighbor

“John and I were grade school friends at Welch. I played Little League baseball with John @ages 8 and 9. He was my catcher and was a great catcher to...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Barry L. Kenney - Des Moines, IA

“Rest in peace my friend I will keep you and your loved ones in my prayers. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Bob Whitman

“Connie, my condolences to you and yours. I shared an office with John for awhile before I retired. He was a gentlemen. Even though he didn't talk...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Kay Reimers - Ames, IA

“Connie Our thoughts are with you as you remember all the wonderful memories you have had with John. Know Carol will be there for support. Sandy and...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Samdy and Ernie Rueter - IL

“Connie My heart aches for you. I am so sorry to hear about John. He is a great guy, and will be missed by lots.. HUGS, Jennifer Thomsenzvlfe ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Jennifer Thomsen - Littleton, CO

“Thanks John for sharing great times with me over the years. See you at the next tee. I am so sorry Connie, Jean, Barb and Haley that a great guy has...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Gary Yoder - Owatonna, MN

“Connie, Bill and I were so saddened to hear about John's passing. It is so hard to believe. We had some fun times with you both when Jessi and...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Pam VanRooyen - Pebble Beach, CA

“Connie - Lyn and I are very sorry that John got ill and died. We are sorry for what you must be going through right now and how sad this is. ...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Earnie and Lyn Foshé - Ames, IA

“Let cherished memories heal your sorrow. Much sympathy. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Jan Elledge - Friend of Connie

“Connie---you know our deepest sympathies to you at this very difficult time. i am sorry we will not be here for any of the services but you are in...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: kathi and larry watts - ames, IA


John Robert Fleig was born January 22, 1947 to Richard and Mary (Blount) Fleig in Ames, Iowa. He served in the United States Army during the Viet Nam War, was appointed a warrant officer in 1968, and piloted a Medevac helicopter. He worked in the office of systems planning for the Iowa DOT. John was a member of the American Legion Post 37, was an avid golfer, Iowa State Cyclone sports fan, and was proud of the fact that he, like his father, enjoyed being a lifeguard in his youth. John and his wife Connie traveled every year to Mexico, staying for a month. He was an animal lover, having many dogs and cats during his lifetime.

John passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at Israel Family Hospice House at 65 years of age.

John is survived by his wife Connie Fleig of Ames; his daughter Haley Kauffman of Ames; his two sisters, Jean (Tom) Carroll and Barb Fleig; two nieces, Katy (Chad) Greeley and Anne Carroll; his nephew Tom (Amie) Carroll; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

John was a devoted and loving father.

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