Robert B. Flemming, husband of Patty, age 90, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2023, at Ridgeview Hospital in Waconia, Minnesota.
No Service will be held at this time.
Robert “Bob” Ben Flemming was born on September 26, 1932, in Cosmos, Minnesota. He was the son of Ben and Alene (Emmerson) Flemming. Bob received his education in Hutchinson through tenth grade. Later on, Bob received his Barber’s Certificate.
Bob entered active military service in the United States Army on February 4, 1953, and served his country during the Korean War. He received an Honorable Discharge on January 27, 1955, at Fort Sheridan, Illinois, and achieved the rank of Private First Class.
On November 29, 1991, Bob was united in marriage to Patricia “Patty” Callier at Chapel in the Hills in Rapid City. Bob and Patty resided in Mayer, and later moved to Hutchinson in June 3, 2013. They shared 31 years of marriage.
Bob had many jobs over the years including, construction, custodian, truck driver, barber, and his favorite, bus driver. For many years, Bob would drive bus in the morning, work at the barber shop he owned and operated in Mound, Minnesota, until school was out, and then drive bus in the afternoon. Bob was known for his great head of hair, and the children would ask if they could feel it, to which he happily obliged. He also had his own hobby farm for 50 years.
Bob enjoyed the outdoors, camping, hunting, fishing. He also enjoyed bowling and was on several bowling leagues up until recently. Bob especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and friends.
Bob passed away on Monday, March 6, 2023, at Ridgeview Hospital in Waconia, Minnesota, at the age of 90 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Bob is survived by his:
Wife, Patty Flemming of Hutchinson, MN;
Children, Rick (Rhonda) Flemming,
Lorrie (Steve) Wittig,
Sandy (Steve) Fix,
Jeff (Patty Koellen) Seifert,
Randy (Michelle) Seifert,
and Kyle Seifert;
23 Great Grandchildren;
Many other relatives and friends.
Bob is preceded in death by his Parents, Ben and Alene Flemming; Siblings, Kanton (KR) Flemming, Darrell Flemming, Karen Fries.
James M says
Bob was always a great man to have a chat with when he would come in for Tuesdays senior bowling. Will miss our conversations, rest easy Bob.
Deane and Darlene Dietel says
So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We always enjoyed his stories at the church breakfasts and I enjoyed talking to him on park walks, while he was a out in his pick-up looking at the wildlife, his version of “deer hunting.” He will be missed. God bless.
Kelly Melmer says
Rest in peace Bob. My deepest sympathies to Patty and rest of the family.
Dale and Judy Flemming says
I remember the time Bob was driving through Alexandria delivering for Lester’s and he pulled up in front of my house with the truck. Even though he was my first cousin, I really didn’t know Bob but we sat and had a good conversation for about an hour and then he hit the road for home. He was quite the unique fellow.
Warren Kelm says
Patty and family sorry to hear Bob pasted away. always a fun guy to talk with and call friend.
JoAnn Kroells says
Patty, so hard to believe and so sorry in your loss. Bob always had a smile and wave for us – we will miss our Senior Bowling Buddy. Lots of thoughts and prayers to all – Deepest condolences from sisters Dorothy and Geri also.
Andy Koenig says
Our sympathy to Patty and also to Kyle, Hannah and Audrey. The girls loved their Grandpa a lot.
Peace to all of the family~~
Arnie and Andy Koenig
robert vrudny says
Bob was a great companion during many many years of hunting and fishing. He will rest in peace.
Loren and Jennifer Vanderlinde says
Our sympathies to you Patty & family. We will remember Bob as the much loved bus driver- getting our children safely to and from school for many years.
Karen Boese (Vanderlinde) says
So sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. He was my school bus driver up until I got my driver’s license. He was the best bus driver you could ask for. He always had great stories to tell. During Christmas he always gave us full size candy bars and homemade ornaments made by Patty. Miranda Boll and I would play white Christmas for him on our clarinets as it was his favorite. definitely some memories I will never forget!
Rebecca Vanderlinde says
Bob was the best bus driver that a parent could want for your children, and Aaron & Luke thought he was the greatest! Quite a unique combination to have both generations appreciating him! We will miss running into him and his in-depth visits. Rick & Vern, he loved sharing his hunting stories with my sons. Lorrie & Sandy, my kids thought it was so cool when I told them that I went to school with Bob’s kids. My sympathy to all.
Becky (Hoese) Vanderlinde
Laura Stifter says
To the family of Bob Flemming,
He came to My House 20 years ago and he gave me a hug! I will definitely miss him!
Nancy (Schlueter) Arnold says
I have many happy memories as a child spent at their hobby farm. I especially remember hobbling in with a broken down car and Bob fixing it for me. He will be missed.