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Delmer Edward "Del" Flemmer was born September 29, 1936, in Zap, Mercer Co., ND, and died November 9, 2015, in Stevensville, Missoula Co., MT, at age 79. He is the son of Edward Flemmer of Mercer Co., ND, and Hella Wallender of Unknown.

Colleen Theresa Abbey was born October 14, 1939, in the Village of Beulah, Mercer Co., ND. She is the daughter of Oran Ralph Abbey of Milladore Twp., Wood Co., WI, and Alice Frances Herman of Glen Ullin, Mercer Co., ND.

Delmer Edward Flemmer and Colleen Theresa Abbey were married April 2, 1959, in Beulah, Mercer Co., ND.

Delmer Edward Flemmer and Colleen Theresa (Abbey) Flemmer had four children:

  1. Sandra Jean "Sandy" Flemmer: Born August 15, 1960, in Montana. Married (1) June 17, 1989, in Unknown, to Roger Carson Haynes: Born Unknown. Divorced February, 1999, in Missoula Co., MT. Married (2) June 4, 2005, in Lolo, Missoula Co., MT, to Kevin Timothy Aldrich: Born October 1, 1970, in Montana. Divorced. Kevin then married December 17, 2010, in at the Elko County Courthouse, Elko, Elko Co., NV, to Andrea Regina Vanderdussen: Born June 23, 1959, in Unknown.
  2. Paul E. Flemmer: Born September 1, 1961, in Montana. Married by Proxy December 8, 1990, at the Lolo Community Church, Lolo, Missoula Co., MT, to Rhonda L. McWilliams: Born August 15, 1965, in Unknown.
  3. Larry Scott Flemmer: Born about 1962 in Montana. Married to Deanna C. (Unknown) Holub: Born about 1970 in Unknown.
  4. Marie Ann Flemmer: Born July 6, 1961, in Bismarck, Burleigh Co., ND. Married (1) January 26, 1979, in Missoula Co., MT, to Edward Earl Anderson: Born April 4, 1959, in Portsmouth, VA. Divorced August 4, 1982, in Missoula Co., MT. Married (2) March 10, 1984, at Presbyterian Church, Whitefish, Flathead Co., MT, to Mark Lee Miller: Born September 17, 1957, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA. Divorced January 21, 1985, in Missoula Co., MT. Married (3) to Michael D. "Mike" Browne: Born about 1961 in Unknown.



TIMELINE

Delmer Edward "Del" Flemmer was born September 29, 1936, in Zap, Mercer Co., ND.

Colleen Theresa Abbey was born October 14, 1939, in the Village of Beulah, Mercer Co., ND.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 9, 1940, shows Orran Abbey (age 39) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 1 year of College, and who married but has no occupation listed, is renting his home for $15/month, and is living in the Village of Beulah, Mercer Co., ND. Living with him are: his wife, Alice Abbey (age 38) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 2 years of College; his daughter, Lois Abbey (age 13) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 7 years of School; his daughter, Lois Abbey (age 13) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 7 years of School; his daughter, June Abbey (age 11) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 5 years of School; his daughter, Lenore Abbey (age 10) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 3 years of School; his daughter, Marilyn Abbey (age 9) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 2 years of School; his son, Gale Abbey (age 7) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 0 years of School; his daughter, Dona Abbey (age 5) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 0 years of School; his son, James Abbey (age 2) born in North Dakota; his daughter, Colleen Abbey (age 5/12) born in North Dakota; and an unmarried Servant, Roger Endresson (age 21) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 4 years of High School, a Common Laborer in a Farming Mine.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 11, 1940, shows Alfred G. Stasel (age 46) born in Iowa, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 5 years of College, is a married Hospital Superintendent, and owns his house worth $8,000 and is living at 5156 Queens Avenue South, 13th Ward, City of Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. Living with him are: his wife, Florence A. Stasel (age 42) born in Minnesota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 4 years of High School; his son, Alan G. Stasel (age 12) born in Minnesota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 5 years of School; his son, Stanley R. Stasel (age 8) born in Minnesota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 2 years of School; his daughter, Barbara M. Stasel (age 5) born in Minnesota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 0 years of School; his daughter, Shirley J. Stasel (age 4) born in Minnesota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 0 years of School; and an unmarried Maid, Loretta J. Singman (age 26) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in Stearns Co, MN, and with 8 years of School, a Maid in a Private Home.


Colleen Theresa Abbey, about age 9 - 10, 1948 - 1949, Mercer Co., ND. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Colleen Theresa Abbey in Band, Beulah High School Yearbook, Beulah, Mercer Co., 1953. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Colleen Theresa Abbey in Junior High Chorus, Beulah High School Yearbook, Beulah, Mercer Co., 1953. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Colleen Theresa Abbey as Cub Cheerleader, Beulah High School Yearbook, Beulah, Mercer Co., 1953. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Colleen Theresa Abbey in Mixed Octette, Beulah High School Yearbook, Beulah, Mercer Co., 1956. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Colleen Theresa Abbey in Soloist Picture, Beulah High School Yearbook, Beulah, Mercer Co., 1956. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Colleen Theresa Abbey in Sophomore Class Picture, Beulah High School Yearbook, Beulah, Mercer Co., 1956. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Colleen Theresa Abbey and Alan Lee Abbey in Pep Band, Beulah High School Yearbook, Beulah, Mercer Co., 1956. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Colleen Theresa Abbey in Girls Trio Picture, Beulah High School Yearbook, Beulah, Mercer Co., 1956. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Delmer Edward Flemmer and Colleen Theresa Abbey were married April 2, 1959, in Beulah, Mercer Co., ND.


Below is a link to the "Beulah, North Dakota Golden '50' Years Anniversary, 1914-1964":

http://www.odessa3.org/collections/towns/link/beulah64.txt


Edward Earl Anderson and Marie Ann Flemmer were married January 26, 1979, in Missoula Co., MT.


Edward Earl Anderson and Marie Ann Flemmer Marriage Record.


Abbey brothers & sisters at their mother's, Alice Frances (Herman) Abbey, funeral, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Beulah, Mercer Co., ND, April 1, 1982.


Mark Lee Miller and Marie Ann (Flemmer) Anderson were married March 10, 1984, in Flathead Co., MT.


Mark Lee Miller and Marie Ann (Flemmer) Anderson Marriage Record.


Mark Lee Miller and Marie Ann (Flemmer) (Anderson) Miller were divorced January 21, 1985, in Missoula Co., MT.


Mark Lee Miller and Marie Ann (Flemmer) (Anderson) Miller Divorce Record.


Paul Flemmer and Rhonda L. McWilliams were married by Proxy December 8, 1990, at the Lolo Community Church, Lolo, Missoula Co., MT.


The Billings Gazette, Billings, Yellowstone Co., MT, Monday, December 10, 1990

Gulf soldier married by proxy

LOLO - Marine Sgt. Paul Flemmer is somewhere in the Persian Gulf, but he and Rhonda McWilliams were married here anyway. Flemmer's father, Del Flemmer, stood in for his eldest son under Montana's provision for proxy weddings. "I haven't got married for 30 years," the elder Flemmer quipped just before exchanging marriage vows with McWilliams, his 25-year-old daughter-in-law-to-be from Stevensville, The wedding was arranged by mail, telephone and legal power of attorney during the last month or so. The Rev. Gale Fister conducted the ceremony at the Lolo Community Church. Paul Flemmer and McWilliams, who have a 1-year-old son, were scheduled to be married Aug. 30, and he had been granted a 30-day leave for the occasion. The couple had even bought a house in Stevensville. Flemmer's leave was canceled abruptly when the Persian Gulf crisis erupted, and he was sent from his station at El Toro, Calif., to the Persian Gulf on Aug. 27. But McWilliams was determined to have a wedding, with or without the groom. "We'd heard about the possibility of a proxy wedding, but the (Marine Corps) chaplain in California said it couldn't be done," she said. Montana, however, is one of the few ststes that allows proxy weddings. With the help of Ravalli County officials and a Marine Corps lawyer, within a month or so, the papers were in order. The proxy marriage assures that the couple's son, Jason, has all legal rights as aul's heir and dependent, the new Mrs. Flemmer said. "When Pul gets back, we'll do it (get married) the right way," she said.


Kevin Timothy Aldrich and Andrea Regina Vanderdussen were married December 17, 2010, in at the Elko County Courthouse, Elko, Elko Co., NV.


Kevin Timothy Aldrich and Andrea Regina Vanderdussen Marriage Record.


Delmer Edward Flemmer died November 9, 2015, in Stevensville, Missoula Co., MT, at age 79.


The Missoulian, Missoula, Missoula Co., MT, Thursday, November 12, 2015

Delmer Edward Flemmer

STEVENSVILLE While watching his beloved Bears on Monday night football (Da Bears), and YES they won, Delmer passed away peacefully in his favorite chair on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. He was the steady rock in our family. He was born in Mercer County, North Dakota, on Sept. 29, 1936. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, he came home and married the love of his life, Colleen Theresa Abbey, on April 2, 1959. In the following years, they created a beautiful family with four children. There was never a dull moment in their lives. They moved from North Dakota to Montana in 1965, where he worked for Blair Mayflower Transfer & Storage for many years. Deciding that he preferred trees over working with people, (smart man), he began his own post-and-pole business. He was a man of few words but when he spoke, people listened. Praise did not come easy from him so when you heard it, you earned it. His philosophy was, "Old age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill," which we all found to be true on more than one occasion. He loved his wife and children very much, but loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren even more; knowing that they were a blessing in his life. He left behind a legacy that will continue to carry on for many generations and we all know he will be managing over it from above. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hella and Edward Flemmer; brother, Don Flemmer; sisters Mae (Terry) Hughes and Alice Flemmer; and grandson, J.C. Haynes. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Colleen; his children, Larry (Deanna) Flemmer, Sandra Haynes, Marie (Mike) Browne of Stevensville and Paul (Rhonda) Flemmer of Thompson Falls; along with his 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. May their tribe increase! Aim high and God speed! The family will proceed with a private celebration of life. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at brothersmortuary.com.