Brian Fleahman

Jan. 27, 1961-March 11, 2014

IVANHOE – Memorial Mass of Christian burial for Brian Fleahman, 53, of Ivanhoe, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Ivanhoe. Visitation will be from 5- 8 p.m. Friday at the Birk Funeral Home in Ivanhoe with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at the Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery in Ivanhoe. Birk Funeral Home of Ivanhoe is entrusted with the arrangements.

He died after his battle with cancer on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the Hendricks Community Hospital.

Brian Lee Fleahman was born Jan. 27, 1961, in Tyler to LeRoy and Irene (Biranowski) Fleahman. He was raised in Ivanhoe and graduated from Ivanhoe High School in 1979. He went to vo-tech in Willmar for auto body for one year and then attended one year of architectural drafting in Canby. He had become employed by Divine Providence Hospital and nursing home as maintenance personnel and later Lincoln HI High School. Brian achieved his dream of becoming a business owner in 1997 with the start of Finishes by Fleahman.

Brian was united in marriage to Rita Hauger on Aug. 7, 1982, in Ivanhoe at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. To this union they were blessed with two sons, Brandon and Corey.

Brian enjoyed collecting anything and everything Ford Mustang related. Working, building and creating with his hands was a true passion for him. Attending his boys’ sporting events was a highlight as well as reading. He valued his time spent visiting with friends and family and he will be remembered by those who knew him for his witty sense of humor.

He was member of Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church; the EDA and a 14-year member of the Ivanhoe City Council.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Rita Fleahman of Ivanhoe; his two sons, Brandon Fleahman of St. Paul and Corey Fleahman of Ivanhoe; one sister, Kim (and Rod) VanderZiel of Marshall; one brother, Charles (and Vicki) Fleahman of Ivanhoe; four nephews, Dan and Evan VanderZiel and Zach and Brett Fleahman and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, LeRoy and Irene Fleahman; his grandparents and numerous aunts, uncles and in-laws.

Blessed be his memory.