Jason (Jay) Fleckenstein (1975 -2015)

Jason (Jay) Fleckenstein (1975 -2015)

04/17/2015

Sgt. Jay E. Fleckenstein, 39, of Sioux City passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015 at his residence from natural causes.

SIOUX CITY | Jay E. Fleckenstein, 39, of Sioux City passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015 at his residence from natural causes.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sioux City Orpheum 528 Pierce St.   A private family burial will follow in Logan Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday at Sioux City Orpheum from 4 to 8 p.m. , with family present at 5 p.m., and a prayer service beginning at 7 p.m.  Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

Jay was born on May 24, 1975, in Sioux City, to John A. and Pamela J. Fleckenstein. He received his education in the Sergeant Bluff Schools, graduating with the Class of 1993. Jay received his Bachelor Degree from the University of South Dakota in criminal justice before fulfilling a life-long dream of becoming a Police Officer by joining the Sioux City Police Department in 1997.

He began his career as a patrolman, was a member of the Alcohol Safety Action Program, and was a detective in the Crimes Against Persons Unit. Jay furthered his career by becoming a member of the K-9 Unit with his trusted service dog, Eik.

He was promoted to the position of Sergeant of the K-9 Unit with the Sioux City Police Department. Jay loved training dogs and teaching obedience classes. He had won numerous awards, including exceptional duty awards, and Top Honors in 2010 at the National Detector Trials.

Jay was an instructor for the Citizens Academy of the Sioux City Police Department, a firearms instructor, a member of the SWAT team, was a loving and protective brother, and would do anything for his family. Jay’s drive was to always do what’s right. There was little “grey” area with Jay, decisions were either right or wrong, and that’s how he expected others to live.

Jay is survived by his father, John A. Fleckenstein and his wife, Janet of Sergeant Bluff; mother, Pamela Fleckenstein of Lakeland, Fla.; sister, Jamie Fleckenstein of Omaha; brother, Josh Fleckenstein and his wife, Samantha of Sergeant Bluff; brother, Jacob Fleckenstein and his wife, Sara of Ankeny, Iowa; the love-of-his-life, Nicole Jensen of Sioux City; his beloved Eik; and numerous extended family.

Jay was preceded in death by his grandparents; Aunt Barb; cousin Mac Fleckenstein; cousin Emily Schultz; and beloved dogs, Reign and Indy.

In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials be made to the Friends of the Sioux City Police Department in care of the K-9 Unit.

 

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