Leroy R. FleischhackerLeroy R. 'Lee' Fleischhacker, 51, of Hibbing, died Thursday, March 3, 2005 in his home.
Leroy R. 'Lee' Fleischhacker, 51, of Hibbing, died Thursday, March 3, 2005 in his home. He was born June 5, 1953 in St.Cloud, Minn., to Ralph and Ann Mae (Utsch) Fleischhacker. He grew up on a dairy farm near St. Nicholas, Minn., and graduated from Eden Valley Watkins High School in 1971. He had a career in audio for years before going to school at Hibbing Community College where he graduated with an Associate of Science degree in Computer Aided Drafting in 1993. Cast Corporation employed him since 1998. He loved photography, carpentry and had a vast collection of CD's because of his love for all music. He and his fiance, Lori, loved spending all their free time at their new home on 10 acres outside of Hibbing. He loved golfing with his son, Lyric and spending time together as a family. He is survived by the love of his life, Lori Kepler; his beloved son, Lyric Fleischhacker Rosatti; his parents, Ralph and Anna Mae (Utsch) Fleischhacker; his brothers and sisters, Laura (Gary) Reiter of Eden Valley, Minn., Grace (Allan) Gertken of Richmond, Minn., Betty (Roger) Theis of Cold Spring, Minn., Bonnie (Lewis) Wesenberg of Clear Lake, Minn., Kevin (Shelly) Fleischhacker of Maple Grove, Minn., Nancy (Mike) Theis of Cold Spring, Jean Fleischhacker of Paynesville, Minn., and Alan Fleischhacker of Dassel, Minn.; his extended family, Lisa (Rosatti) and Paul Lindholm, his 'stepdaughters', Kaleigh Lindholm and Amber Fryklund; several close family members, John and Kiki (Rosatti) Lick of Mpls, Michael and Wanda (Burnette) Rosatti of Big Arm, Mont., Elsa Rosatti in Sweden; and Lori's family, Marge Kepler and Del Kepler, Robbie (Mary Ann) Kepler, Kathy Kepler (Gerry) Leonard, Lisa Kepler (Marty) Iozzo, Greg Kepler and Tom Kepler. His infant sister, Linda precedes him in death. FUNERAL SERVICE:11:30 a.m., Monday in the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Hibbing. The Rev. Mike Schmitz will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial with the Rev. John Fleischhacker concelebrating. Visitation will be in the Dougherty Funeral Home, Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. Pallbearers are Tim Bundgarden, Marty Iozzo, Tom Varichak, Bryan Fisher, Tom Kepler and Jim Patterson. Memorials may be made to North Star Hospice.