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Minot, ND  58701

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Leslie 'Bud' Fletcher

Leslie ‘Bud’ Fletcher, 87, Minot, died Saturday, May 26, 2018 in a Fargo hospital. 

Leslie N. ‘Bud’ Fletcher was born August 23, 1930 in Clitherall, MN, to Neil and Edna (Curtis) Fletcher. The family moved to Hibbing, MN, where he attended Junior and Senior High school. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1947. After basic training he spent 38 months in Tokyo, Japan as a draftsman in FEAF HQ during the Korean War. In August 1951 he returned to the US, and was stationed at Warren AFB Cheyenne, WY. He was honorably discharged September 1, 1951. 

In 1953, he married “His first wife”, Roberta Pixley, of Bear River, MN. In 1954, he attended De Vry Technical Institute in Chicago, Ill., where he trained as an Electronic Technician. He worked for several TV Shops in Northern Minnesota, before moving his family to Minot, ND where he opened a wholesale electronic parts business, which evolved into Team Electronics. He and his wife, Roberta, worked side by side, running Team Electronics until 1990. Other businesses he owned were Team Electronics, Williston, ND, a Seismic drilling operation and X-It Liquor store. He loved business, his customers, employees and his family. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren meant a great deal to him. He always wanted to know how they were and what was happening in their lives. He only offered advice, if asked. 

Humor was his trademark and he could find it even the most somber of situations. He easily made fun of himself and whatever was occurring. He followed sports extensively, including baseball, hockey, and golf.  He was an avid Twins fan, especially when they were winning. He was always present when his boys had a hockey or baseball game. 

He had an impressive woodworking shop and spent many hours designing and building interesting useful projects to share with family and friends. A stroke in 2008 robbed him of the ability to continue this hobby, but he never lost his sense of humor. 

In recent years he enjoyed his “McDonalds” family, where he spent countless hours drinking coffee and sharing conversation with whoever came in. 

He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, VFW, Moose Lodge and Minot Eagles. 

Bud’s loving family includes wife, Roberta, Minot, ND; children: Barbara Robinson, Billings, MT; Sherry Aus, Fargo, ND; Stan (Gail) Fletcher, Honolulu, Hawaii; Gary (Julie) Fletcher, Maple Grove, MN; grandchildren: Jason (Ashley) Aus, Ocklawaha, Fl; Kelly (Dayne) deHaven, Nashville, TN; Carter Aus, Fargo, ND; Tara Robinson, Billings, MT; Stephen Fletcher, Fargo, ND; Heather (Chris) Thompson, Fargo; Shawna Fletcher, Maple Grove, MN; Trevor Fletcher, Maple Grove, MN; step grandchild: Tahnee (Ben) Burgess, Maple Grove, MN; 10 great grandchildren and 6 step great grandchildren; sisters: Sara Langren, Sapulpa, OK; Janice Rice, Hibbing, MN; Jeanne Albrecht, Hibbing, MN; Lois (Larry) LaBarge, Hibbing, MN; Jerome (Barbara) Fletcher, Hibbing, MN and many nieces and nephews. 

Bud was preceded in death by his parents, sister Marilyn Moe, brother Robert Fletcher; brothers-in-law Martin Rice, Merlin Albrecht, and Dan Langren. 

Funeral Service: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 11:00 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, Minot, ND.
Visitation: Monday, June 18 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Thomas Funeral Home, Minot, ND.
Memorials are preferred to Bethany Lutheran Foundation or charity of your choice.


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MessageBud always seemed to stay on an even keel and have a good grasp on what was going on. There are many examples but I always remember this one: Near the end of a particularly trying day I asked, "Bud, why am I having such a bad day?" Bud replied, "Because you need a reference so you can tell when you are having a good day." How right he was and how often I have used that piece of wisdom. Thank you Bud.
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MessageThere are so many great of Bud, I loved him like a father! I know Don and Bud are in heaven having a beer!
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MessageSo sorry to hear of Buds passing he will be missed, Prayers for your family.

Greg and Bonny Pearce
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MessageSo sorry for your loss - Bud, Roberta and your Family are in our Thoughts and Prayers - I have many Great Memories of Bud !!! In fact many many years of Memories - to many to mention. We are unable to attend the Celebration but want to send your Family our Deepest Sympathy. God Bless
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MessageI'm remembering the many times of humor. We had one that back fired a bit , when we were on our way to Hawaii. Dad made a daycomment to my brother at the Bismark airport, as they were inspecting his luggage , jokingly saying" hey kid ,do you have a machine gun in there?" They didn't get the joke and we (Mom , Dad and a family of four) were detained to see if we up to something ! We can laugh now. He always was thinking of others, noticing the qualities of character in even the youngest family member.

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