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David T. Flatten

Tue, Jun 3rd, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

David T. Flatten age 74, of Harmony, Minn. died Friday, May 30, 2014, at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis.

David T. was born July 30, 1939 in Spring Grove, Minn., the son of Ole and Christine (Christianson) Flatten. He served in the Navy from 1957 to 1960 most of the time in the Far East and Hawaii, he served on two destroyers based out of Long Beach, CA: USS Henry W. Tucker and USS Edson.

On April 14, 1962 he Married Charlotte Wager in La Crescent, Minn. He lived his entire married life in Harmony. He worked as an electrician with Morem Electric of Harmony, retiring in 2002. For 50 years he helped the Wilson and Dornink families on their farms during their busy times. For 30 years he served as a volunteer firemen for the Harmony Fire Dept. In his spare time he enjoyed morning coffee and shaking dice at the Harmony House in Harmony and TJs in Canton, as well as afternoon coffee at the Village Square in Harmony. Dave loved to fish, both winter and summer, at the Lake of the Woods in northern Minnesota he also enjoyed woodworking, camping, visiting the casinos, and going on small road trips.

David is survived by his wife Charlotte of Harmony; Five children: John (Karen) Flatten of Rochester, Minn., Clifford (Brian) Flatten of Holman, Wis, Mark Flatten of La Crosse, Paul Flatten of Harmony, and Anne (Larry) Kuderer of Hokah, Minn.; eight grandchildren: Caleb, Joshua, Eric, Kyle, Kendra, Jared, Victoria and Madison; a niece Sonja (Bob) Veglahn on La Crescent and a nephew, Arnold (Barbara) Berg of La Crosse. David was preceded in death by his parents; three siblings: Clifford Flatten, Edna Wind and Pearl Berg

Memorial services were on Monday, June 2 at the Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony with Pastor Betsy Dartt officiating.

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