Oct. 28, 1940-Jan. 31, 2014
CLARKFIELD – Services for Leo Flattum, 73, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Augustana Lutheran Church in Clarkfield. Visitation will be from noon-2 p.m. at the church on Wednesday. Lynner Funeral Home of Clarkfield is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
He died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at the Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital, with his family at his side.
Leo Orlando Flattum was born Oct. 28, 1940, in Webster, S.D., to Agnes (Jordanger) and Bert Flattum. He was baptized and confirmed at Butler Lutheran Church in Butler, S.D.
Leo worked at Stone Hill Creamery, later purchased by what was to become AMPI.He was transferred to Clarkfield in 1960. Leo retired in 2002 after 43 years of working in the creamery business and cheese plant.
Leo married Marcia Friberg on Aug. 8, 1964, and to this union two sons and a daughter were born. Marcia and Leo owned the Corner Store in Clarkfield for many years.
He took his civic responsibilities very seriously and remained involved as mayor, with his career beginning in 1974 and ending in 1998. and also as a councilman from 2002-2006. He was on the Valhalla Board, Hospital Board, EDA and C&C of Clarkfield. He was also involved with the Republican Party and many other boards. He was instrumental in the addition to the Clarkfield Care Center and was deeply involved in recovery challenges in the aftermath of the tornado in 1992.
He is survived by his wife, Marcia; son Joel (Kim) Flattum and their children, Tyler and Justine; son, Jason (Colleen) Flattum and their children, Nicholas and Claire; daughter, Jana (Adam) Suckow and brother, LeRoy (Mavis) Flattum and son, Kyle; sisters-in-law, Carol (Wes) Seyller and Susan Gotchie and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and also his brother-in-law, Pat Gotchie.
Blessed be his memory.