Bernard Darrell Fleischfresser of Barrett died on Sunday, April 29, 2007, at the Wheaton Community Hospital. He was 65 years old.
Bernard was born the son of Ernest August and Alice Ruth (Hicks) Fleischfresser, March 28, 1942, in Herman, Minnesota. He attended school in Herman before enlisting in the United States Army on July 14, 1959, where he served until July 31, 1979. He achieved the Rank at retirement of E-6 (Staff Sergeant).
He served two tours in Vietnam from July 25, 1967, to March 2, 1969.
For his service Bernard was awarded the Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal W/3 Bronze Service Stars, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross W/Palm, Combat Infantry Badge, Meritorious Unit Citation.
Bernard also served in Germany as well as numerous stateside assignments.
After retiring from the military, Bernard moved back to the Morris area.
Bernard later purchased a home in Barrett, Minnesota, where he resided until his death. Bernard was a member of the Morris American Legion, loved to read ‹ especially westerns, and was an excellent cook. He was an avid sportsman who loved to hunt and fish. He was very compassionate and loved spending time with family and friends. He will be sorely missed.
Bernard was survived by his children, Karen Fleischfresser of Morris, Denise (and Dan) Mies of Avon, Steven (and Tracy) Fleischfresser of Cold Spring, and Ursula (Fleischfresser) Sanchez of Morris; two granddaughters, Nicole (and Brandon) Benson of St. Cloud, and Elise Fleischfresser of Cold Spring; two great-grandchildren, Chase and Amaiya Benson of St. Cloud, ex-wife, Millie of Morris; mother, Alice Ruth Fleischfresser of Hoffman; brothers, Ken (and Roxan) of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Melvin and friend Barb Johnson of Minneapolis, Roger (and Ann) of Blaine, Ron (and Cathy) of Minneapolis; sisters, Sharon (and Jim) Frisch of Wheaton, Marjorie Williams of Grand Forks, North Dakota, LaVonne (and Darrel) Frier of Alexandria, and Donna (and Michael) Dumas of Dovray, and numerous nieces and nephews.