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Arthur "Art" H. Fliege

June 22, 1937 ~ April 25, 2022 (age 84)

Obituary

Arthur H. Fliege 84 of Lincoln, NE, died Monday, April 25, 2022 in his home with his wife present.

Born June 22, 1937 in Springfield, IL, he was the son of the late William E. Fliege and Elizabeth C. Fliege.  Art, as he was known, was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Music was a large part of his life. He started playing the piano as a child and continued throughout his life, transitioning into organ as well. Music was so important to him that it became his life's vocation. He graduated from Lanphier High School, Springfield, IL. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from River Forest College, IL with his degree in education. He went on to graduate with his Master's in Music Education from the University of Illinois; all of these accomplishments with an emphasis on music. He taught music for many years at Concordia Teachers College in Seward, NE, directing both the concert and marching band and touring with them. He especially enjoyed teaching Music Theory. He also taught music at St. Paul Lutheran school in Concordia, MO, in the early 1960s where he met his future wife, Helen (nee: Lovercamp).

Art and Helen were married June 16, 1962.  From this union, they had three children Kara Urlis-Comer (Rick Comer), Ronda Kay Clark (Mark), Jonathan Fliege (Jill). He served on the board of The American Guild of Organists' local chapter. He later drove tour buses and sports teams around the United States and enjoyed the interaction with his passengers as well as the travel. He loved fishing, classical music, camping with his children when they were young, Jeopardy and mostly, spending quality time with his family. Art is survived by his wife of almost 60 years Helen (Lovercamp), his children Kara (Rick), Ronda (Mark) and Jonathan (Jill).  His grandchildren Hannah, Adam (Kelsey), Samantha, Jack, Andrew, Nora, Adeline, Amelia, Allison (Spencer) and Corey (Brittni) and great- grandchildren Reagan and Maddox, who call him "Grandpa Art". Siblings Stuart (Judy), Elizabeth "Betsy", Freddy (Becky), Linda Wellenreiter (Dan), Tim (Laura).

He is preceded in death by his parents William and Elizabeth Fliege and siblings, William "Billy", Edwin, Richard, Walther "Herky".

Art was faithful to his family, friends and above all, his Lord and Savior.

 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
May 3, 2022

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Volzke Funeral Home
147 Main Street
Seward, NE 68434

Gathering of Family and Friends
Tuesday
May 3, 2022

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Volzke Funeral Home
147 Main Street
Seward, NE 68434

Funeral Service
Wednesday
May 4, 2022

10:30 AM
St. John Lutheran Church
919 N. Columbia Ave.
Seward, NE 68434

Committal
Wednesday
May 4, 2022

Seward Cemetery
North Hwy. 15
Seward, NE 68434

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