Fleming, Willis Rehberg
Death: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
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Willis Rehberg Fleming, son of Elizabeth Rehberg Fleming and William Fleming, brother of Phyllis Fleming Falcao and Miriam Fleming Johnson, died on October 20, 2020 at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.
Born in Aberdeen, South Dakota, Willis grew up in Ellendale, North Dakota before moving with family to the Washington, D.C, area, where he worked at the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission as a draftsman. He earned a BS in Music and taught at Faulkton High School in South Dakota. He served as a Navy Ensign in the Korean War and was Division Officer on the U.S.S. Cape Esperance, earning the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.
His life was notable for his kindness, gratitude, and love of music, especially "big band" swing tunes.
He is survived by nieces Joan, Pat, Betty, Ronnie and Linda Falcao, Gloria Dodd, Carol Young, and Terri Bernaz, and nephews Larry, Bill, and Louis Johnson; 20 great-nieces and -nephews; and 25 great-great-nieces and -nephews. His memory is a blessing, and he will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
A Mass of Christian Burial at St. Helena Catholic Church and burial in Ellendale, North Dakota will take place when circumstances permit.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com