William Joseph Flemming, 51 of Winona, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 1, 2020 at University Hospital - Madison after a brief illness.
Bill was born December 9, 1968 in Austin, MN to Richard and Judith (Bellman) Flemming. He graduated from Silver Bay High School and worked as a logger. Bill eventually moved to Winona where he worked at CHS as a heavy equipment operator.
He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing, especially ice fishing. Bill was very good at preparing food on his barbecue grill. During his youth he liked playing baseball and hockey. He especially enjoyed getting together with family and friends.
Bill is survived by his sister, Lisa Engeman; niece, Ericka Engeman; aunts & uncles, Bill & Jean Bellman, Jim & Mary Bellman, Jane Flemming and Paula Kotlarz; great-aunt, Beverly Bellman and numerous cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two uncles, Richard Bellman and Steve Flemming.
Memorial Service will be 2 p.m., Friday, February 7, 2020 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center - Goodview with the Reverend Michael Cronin officiating. Visitation will be 1 p.m., until the time of the service. He will be laid to rest at St. Mary's Cemetery in the Spring.
Please share a memory of Bill and sign his online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com.
"It is sad that Bills Mother Judy wasn\'t mentioned :\'( he was her pride and joy. I miss both of them very much, Bill my mom Rosey Jonsgaard is up in heaven now too as you probably already know :\'( I am so very lost without her :\'( I love all of you and can\'t wait to meet you all again in heaven someday "
"I Met Bill through Lisa... Her Older brother She Absolutely Adored & Looked up too... Lisa I Am So Sorry for your Loss ??? You're best friend Heidi"
"Happy Valentine?s Day Bill. I?ll never forget the Valentine?s Day I gave you a stuffed heart that said my heart belongs to you, you?ll always have a special place in my heart ?? "
"Happy Valentine's Day Billy Joe Flemming from your sister I love you with all my heart see you in heaven. "
"Bill and My Mom had been close when I was younger, maybe 10,11,12. He had taken us fishing and a few times he just took me with. When he worked in northern MN at a lumber company we went out to the site and watched how he would go about taking trees town moving them etc. When we would visit and weather permitted we would all go looking for agates. It was always a blast. Lastly, when we were in Winona Mn we would go looking for moral mushrooms and again I had so much fun doing that and am thankful for the time I was able to spend with Him, my Mom and sister.
When I think of Bill the first thing that comes to mind is his smile and his laugh.
Rest In Peace Bill, thank you for the memories.
May the lord our God bring healing to everyone affected by Williams passing. Amen."
"RIP Bill! I will miss seeing you at the Bellman get-togethers."
"Bill, you had a heart of gold. It saddens me to think we will never get to see your smiling, happy face on this earth again! We considered you family, Uncle Bill. We all loved you. We will remember you forever. You truly were a good guy. Now What about grilling?! You made amazing food! ): now your with your cousin and I hope you two are having fun together fishing? and havin a cold one! Till we meet again Bill...peace! ??"
"so sorry you have my condolences may GOD be with your family
Janet Seabern "
"Hey Billy. It?s your little cousin. You were an amazing man. Full of life, fun to talk to, hard worker. I?ll miss you. I love you. Rest In Peace. "
"I just found out today that you left us, I?m having a hard time dealing with you being gone. I have so many good memories of you. It?s so hard to say goodbye, especially because I don?t want to. It?s hard to accept that your gone. Thank you for sharing your love of nature with my children and I. You will forever be in my heart. I pray that God will help ease the pain and comfort all your family and friends. Thank you for taking me and the kids morel mushroom hunting, I never heard of them until I met you. I also had never ice fished until I went out with you. Take care my dear friend until we meet again ??"
"He loved 80's songs and Billy Ray Cyrus's song ACHY BREAKY HEART"
"I will always love you my brother from your little sister Lisa Engeman"