26 Mar Jamie Fleck
Jamie Lynn Fleck (Pfleger), age 43, passed away on March 25, 2022 in her home surrounded by family, after a three year courageous battle with cancer. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, cousin, niece, friend, an inspirational leader, and a believer in Jesus Christ.
A celebration of life will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at Evangel, 3225 N 14th St, Bismarck, North Dakota. A livestream of the service will be available on the Evangel website. A hot lunch will be served after the service at the church.
A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 PM, with a time of sharing starting at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, March 29, at Inspire Family Fellowship, 523 N 21st St, Bismarck, North Dakota. Family requests friends and family bring stories of Jamie to share at this time. A livestream of the service will be available at the Inspire Family Fellowship.
Jamie was born August 29, 1978, to Conrad and Vicky Pfleger (Gress). Jamie lived in Mandan, ND and graduated from Mandan High School in 1996. After high school she joined the North Dakota Army National Guard and earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing graduating Magna Cum Laude from Sanford School of Nursing in 2002.
Jamie married her soulmate, Cody Fleck, on February 1, 2002. They were the best of friends for 28 years and married for 20 years. God blessed them with three children; Dalton 18, Coco 16, and Brady 12. The kids were Jamie’s greatest pride and joy. They will continue her legacy by living their lives to the fullest as that is what Jamie taught them. Dalton says Jamie taught him to be an optimist. To not stress. To know that our struggles are temporary and to trust in the Lord with all your heart. Coco says her mom taught her to live “full send”. That means if you do something, you do it full-throttle and with 100% commitment – even if you end up failing. That’s the way Jamie lived her life – FULL SEND! Brady shares his mom’s passion for hockey. He says he’s going to make it to the NHL because that would make his mom so proud.
Jamie was a Registered Nurse for 20 years. She was also an extraordinary entrepreneur and inspiring leader. She started DTN Staffing (Formerly known as Dakota Travel Nurse) in 2007, a C.N.A. class in 2011, and in 2012, Jamie and her sister Bev Unrath started a home healthcare agency – Dakota Home Care.
Jamie loved to spend time with her family and friends. Her favorite activity was watching her children play hockey. She enjoyed riding horse. She enjoyed spending time at their cabin on Lake Sakakawea in the summer and spending time at her dream vacation home in Scottsdale AZ. She loved to travel to tropical paradises like Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Mexico and the Bahamas.
She had a heart of gold. She loved all people and all animals. She rescued countless cats, dogs and horses over the years. She was very kind and generous not only to her family and friends but to anyone she met that needed a helping hand.
She loved to have fun. She loved to sing and dance. She loved playing games including poker, tripoley, and was an especially aggressive pinochle player. She was very competi
tive at any sport or challenge that was in front of her. Mostly, she enjoyed kicking Cody’s butt at anything and everything.
Jamie was many things but above all she was a child of God. She believed in Jesus the son of God, our Lord and Savior. She was an active member of Inspire Family Church. She is now in Heaven.
Jamie was preceded in death by her brother, Shawn; her parents Conrad and Vicky Pfleger (Gress); and her grandparents, Pious and Irene Pfleger and George and Mary Gress.
Jamie is survived by her husband, Cody; children Dalton, Coco, and Brady; her dogs Bear and Thunder and her cats Monte, Mimi and Cookie, her horses Hemi and Gus and her pet pig Chewy; sisters Beverly Unrath (Monte) and Chryseis Tokach (Chris) and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Cody will donate any of the memorial contributions given by family and friends to the Central Dakota Humane Society and also match the total, in loving memory of Jamie, as her passion was caring for and rescuing animals. Dalton, Coco and Brady are going to personally deliver flowers received to nursing homes in the community that Jamie served through DTN staffing.
To watch the Time of Sharing service, please click here.
PICTURE CELEBRATION OF LIFE
VIDEO CELEBRATION OF LIFE
Celebration of Life Video played at Funeral
Written by Dalton Fleck, Age 18
First off, I want to say how blessed I was to have such an educated, intelligent, caring, driven, and compassionate mother. I along with my dad, my sister, and my brother, we ‘all miss my mother very deeply. I’ll always cherish her as the mother who was always there for me. She has been a part of all my core memories.
I remember when we were young, she wouldn’t allow us to order fries or pop at restaurants; I never understood why, but I now appreciate it, I remember after church on Sundays we would always go to the Ramkota buffet. I remember she was there for every hockey and every soccer game always yelling and cheering. She was there for every birthday, and every holiday. I remember all the rescue animals she would bring home. I remember she would always take me and Coco to Barnes and Noble, if we were lucky my mom would let us have a hot chocolate. I remember the Halloween party’s she would throw at the eagles. She would always try to have the best costume. I remember me and my mom would have competitive sand volleyball games. I remember my mom would always freak out about where brady was. I remember her favorite movie was the grinch and we’d always have to watch it every Christmas year. So, to say life will never be the same without her is an understatement.
One important memory I have with my mom; was in December, late at night, I was about 14 or 15. My mom was driving with me and brady, I don’t remember to where. But I do remember The Taylor swift she was blasting to. . .. The weather was in the negatives that night with wind chill advisories. As we were driving along, she turned the music off and said, oh my gosh guys. Me and brady looked out the window, thinking there was an accident, but what there actually was, was a woman walking on the Collins Ave sidewalk headed north wearing sweat pants, a vest, and earmuffs in the freezing cold temperatures. Instead of driving by thinking that girls crazy. My mom quickly pulled up next to her, and instead of asking her do you want a ride. She said get in and that’s the day My MOM met Christie. She ended up paying taxis and some friends to take Christie to her job at Walmart every day until the weather warmed up. She also gave her a better place to live. My Mom taught her how to drive. My mom also made her part of the Family. My mother has instilled in us, great values, great faith, and great leadership!
The last thing I was hoping for was a picture with my mom in my prom tux. but I’m at peace because I know she was a Disciple of God and all the good she has done on this earth will carry her to the next and that will never go in VAIN!
Written by Coco Fleck, Age 16
I’m Coco Fleck, Jamie’s only daughter and I’m 16. My mom meant the world to me. She pushed me the best I can be. She was my biggest supporter and cheerleader. She was super spirited. I could always hear my mom cheering over everybody else at my sports. She was the coach, the player, the ref, and a fan all in one. Before every game, she would say, Go kick some butt. After every game she would say good job and then she would tell me what I could do better. Sometimes I would want to tell her she should get out there and do it, but now I’m grateful for what she taught me.
My mom had the biggest heart and that’s what I love most about her. One thing I remember is last summer, there was stray cat that roamed into our shop. The cat was scrawny, malnourished, and scared. My mom was determined to help her so she sat on the dirty shop floor over a span of about 2 weeks until the cat was comfortable with her, then she nourished her back to health. She is happily living with us today. We call her Cookie.
My mom was kind, loving and beautiful inside and out.
She always made sure my brothers, myself, and my dad have everything we needed. She always stocked our favorite drinks in the fridge. She always had supper done almost immediately after school because I was so hungry. She reminded us to say our prayers, to be kind to others and give 100% at everything we do.
There are so many things I could thank my mom for but my top two would be implementing God in my life and her compassion for others. She always came to church with us on Fridays at Christ the King during our elementary school years. She took us to church most Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings. She would sing, dance, clap, stomp her feet and cry to the music. She worshiped with the Lord with all her heart and soul. Sometimes it was embarrassing but now I cherish those memories.
She was extremely generous. She did so many good deeds for so many people. Sometimes I would think my mom had a heart 5 times bigger than the rest. I want to follow in her footsteps and help others too.
The things I am going to miss most about my mom is the car rides blasting her old music, singing, and dancing together. It could have been dangerous at times, but it was fun!
I will miss her telling my dad 12 hours prior that we were going on vacation for a week and him being upset.
I’m going to miss shopping with my mom and her showing my Dad her haul and him rolling his eyes with a smirk at all the stuff she bought.
I’m going to miss my mom’s sense of humor. We would poke fun at my Dad by putting lipstick on him or tickling his nose when he’s sleeping, My mom’s personality was so fun and bubbly and I loved that about her.
I’m going to miss her laugh. She laughed all the time. It was beautiful.
My mom and dad truly showed me what a healthy relationship looks like. They always got along. They were best friends, my Dad didn’t like to do anything without my mom. That made me grateful. My mom meant everything to my Dad. My mom and dad were soulmates and meant to be together.
My Dad showed me what it meant to love someone through thick and thin. He never left her side when my mom needed him most.
The impact my mom had on me is something I’ll never forget and never take for granted. She shaped me in the person I am today. Because of her, I will live my life to the fullest and I will have strong faith in God.
Pastor Ernie told me that he felt there are 4 things my mom would want us to know.
- How much of a gift life is. We underestimate what we have been given.
- How amazing Heaven is and how completely dripping with love it is.
- How temporary our struggles on earth are. Although struggles feel like they will last forever, they won’t.
- How necessary Jesus is in our lives.
These are 4 things she has me taught by living her life with faith, hope and love.
Thank you all for being here for my mom, and our family. It means a lot. It’s truly a blessing.