Lorin E. Flesjer
Lorin E. Flesjer died at home and went peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, July 5, 2014 after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. We will miss our intelligent, fun-loving, friendly, beloved grandpa, father, and husband. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. and from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the Silha Funeral Home in Glendive, Montana. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Glendive with Pastor Stan Hoobing officiating. A Graveside Service will be held at 2:30 P.M. on Friday, July 11, 2014 at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana with a reception to follow at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the local arrangements.
Lorin Edward Flesjer was the oldest son of Lloyd and Gladys (Stensland) Flesjer born on December 1, 1944 in Glasgow. He was raised on the family homestead in Tampico, Montana with a couple years spent in Kalispell, Montana and Washington. He went to school in a two-room building in Tampico with his cousins.
He attended high school in town and graduated from Glasgow High School in 1963. He attended Billings Business College in Billings, Montana for two years where he met Lilla (Flugge). They married at the Buffalo Community Church in Buffalo, Montana on June 11, 1966. They lived in Glasgow where he ran the movie theater and was the office manager for Terry Chevrolet. Then he was hired by the State of Montana to work as an auditor where he worked with counties, cities, towns and school districts. In 1971, the couple moved to Glendive where they raised their family of two children. Lorin worked as an auditor for the State of Montana for 35 years. He traveled all over Montana and really focused on helping the people by working in Eastern Montana. He was well trained in record retention and storage. Later, he studied and received his administrator’s license in Hospital Administration.
He loved the Lord and served as a deacon at Zion Lutheran Church. He was part of many committees at Zion Lutheran Church over the years, most recently serving on the Memorial Committee. He helped Dawson County and the community of Glendive by serving on the Urban Transportation Board for 18 years, acting as the chairperson for much of that time.
After retiring in 2005, Lorin enjoyed golfing, spending time visiting family including trips to Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Washington and Nevada. He enjoyed collecting things and in the last years he collected stamps.
Lorin is survived by his wife, Lilla (Flugge) Flesjer of Glendive; his daughter, Lisa (Flesjer) Seekins and her husband David and their sons, Noah (15) and Colton (12) of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and his son, Larry Flesjer and his wife Nicole (Brattin) and their children Alexiss (7), Grayson (4), and Zander (6 months ) of Miles City, Montana; and his brother Gail Flesjer and his wife Edina (Thogersen) of Glendive. He was preceded in going to glory by his father, Lloyd Flesjer in 1988 and his mother Gladys Flesjer in 2008.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.silhafuneralhomes.com.
Donations in memory of Lorin E. Flesjer can be made to:
Cure Alzheimer’s Fund: 34 Washington St. Suite 200, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 or
Glendive Hospice: 1221 E. Ames Ave., Glendive, MT 59330
Zion Lutheran Church: 401 Riverview Ave., Glendive, MT 59330