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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.

 

FUNERAL SERVICE

 

 

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.

  1. How much of a gift life is.  We underestimate what we have been given.
  2. How amazing Heaven is and how completely dripping with love it is.
  3. How temporary our struggles on earth are. Although struggles feel like they will last forever, they won’t. 
  4. 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.     

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I am absolutely shocked and heartbroken to learn of Jamie’s passing. I didn’t know Jamie personally but I saw her at every rink across the state all of the time! We visited a few times about DTN and I just couldn’t believe she was old enough to start/run a business or have kids old enough to play hockey at my kids age level. What an incredibly beautiful woman and huge loss to the hockey community, medical field, but most importantly, in her home.

May the love that surpasses all understanding comfort everyone who loves her in the difficult days and years ahead.

-Fellow Hockey Mom & Nurse

So sorry to hear of Jaime’s passing. She was a beautiful and talented woman. I admired her “get to it”attitude and her successful business. I am praying for peace for her family.

My heart is heavy with such sadness. Jamie worked so hard at meeting ABLE’s staffing needs. Always so optimistic. She truly wanted to help! Such a loss to family and community

I feel like Jamie was a friend even though I only met her in person once. Jamie helped me with staffing needs when I worked for TMC so we had many phone conversations. The world was better with her in it. Shelly Eide

I was an employee of jamie for 3 yrs at Dakota travel an i must say she was a angel if it was ever anything she can do for you she’ll go out of her way to get it done RiP Queen you will be Missed

Cody and family no words can express the sadness to learn of Jamie’s passing. She was not only a great boss for the past 14+ years she was also a good friend. My sincerest sympathies .

My deepest sympathies and prayers of comfort and peace to the family of Jaimie. May she rest in the fullness of God’s Glory. She was an amazing example of faith and an inspiration to us all as well as a beautiful beloved warrior friend and sister in Christ. May God’s grace and love comfort you in the difficult days ahead.

Dalton and family in so very sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Prayers are being offered up for all of you. Keep being the amazing young man that you have become and continue to make your mom proud. From your 5th grade teacher Mrs. Fuller

We are so sorry to hear about your loss, our prayers & thoughts are with the whole family during this difficult time.

Jamie was such a vibrant soul, energy, person. A ray of sunshine. I rode in a barrel horse clinic with. I resourced her for families for home health care. She was brilliant and inspiring. I am so very sorry for all of the people who loved her.

No words can express the deepest sympathy for the family and friends that were blessed to have known Jamie. She was stunning in every way, hard working, dedicated, courageous, a wonderful mother and wife. Heaven definitely gained a beautiful angel. Amazing how accomplished she was at such a young age, someone to look up to for sure. Heart a gold that shined. Absolutely left her mark on earth and instilled so many positive values for her children to carry on. My heart, thoughts and prayers to family and all who were close to her. I find it so inspirational the bond between Jamie and Cody , I can’t imagine how to move on from that, keep your faith, and keep her memory alive. Cancer takes the most beautiful ones, and often to soon. F***Cancer.

I am so sorry for your loss, God Bless Your Family

Oh Jamie, you will be missed. I got to know Jamie during the first COVID out break. She was very helpful and even supportive when she didn’t need to be. The sky has received a very bright star. Heaven has gained a true angel. GODSPEED my friend.

So so sad to hear this. RIP Jamie, you are in our thoughts, prayers and hearts.
Cody, Dalton, Coco and Brady she will forever be missed by you but know she was extremely proud of you her family and would talk about her family.
Again in our deepest sympathy God Bless You!

I’m so sorry for the loss and passing of our CEO. May God strengthen her family. May her gentle soul Rest In Peace.

I am so sorry to hear about Jamie’s passing. I met her only a couple of times but admired her for starting her business. DTN staff worked in many nursing homes throughout the area. Such a beautiful person gone too soon. Prayers to
Her family.

Cody and family, I was so to hear of your loss. You have so many warm memories, and even as you mourn, remember the good time and celebrate a life well lived.

Pfleger and Fleck family: I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I didn’t know Jamie very well, but I knew the Pfleger family. My sympathies to your entire family.

I am so sorry to hear the loss and passing of our CEO. I will send prayers and strengths for her family during this difficult time.

We are shocked and saddened by the news of Jamie’s passing and want to share our deepest sympathy and prayers for healing and peace. Bill, Patty and Jason

  • We are sad beyond words at the loss of Jamie from our extended family. She was a loving and devoted mother to her three children, her husband Cody and her many pets. Thousands of patients and their family members benefited from her awe-inspiring professional accomplishments in building her health care business over her too-short life. Jamie’s star burns bright! She will be sorely missed but her legacy lives on.

We are stunned and so heartbroken for Cody and family. Jamie was such a bright light and did so much for others in such a humble way. Her compassion and empathy for others and for animals magnified her selfless generosity. May we all take a piece of her with us and pay her love and kindness forward. Rest peacefully Jamie. You didn’t waste one minute of your life evidenced by all those lives you so deeply touched.

Cody, Dalton, Coco, Brady and Bev- sending our biggest hugs to all of you. You are in our prayers. Julie Wald, Kyler, Kaya, and Roey

Last edited 6 months ago by Julie Wald

Heartfelt sympathies to the family of Jaime. She was such a compassionate soul and she worked hard to help communities in need of staffing healthcare facilities in ND. So very sorry for your loss.

My thoughts and prayers for Jamie and her family. She was such a wonderful person, and will be deeply missed.

We are so sorry to hear of Jamie passing away. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Troy and Kris Schmidt Family

Jamie, May you RIP as a child of God you thought us humility, you led by example; may the Lord prosper in your family at this time of grief. You shall be dearly missed!