David Flatten, 74, of Harmony
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 5:15 AM
David T. Flatten, 74, of Harmony, died Friday, May 30, 2014, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis.
He was born July 30, 1939, in Spring Grove, the son of Ole and Christine (Christianson) Flatten.
He served in the Navy from 1957 to 1960, spending most of the time in the Far East and Hawaii. He served on two destroyers, the USS Henry W. Tucker and USS Edson, based out of Long Beach, Calif.
On April 14, 1962 he married Charlotte Wager in La Crescent.
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 fireman 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.
He 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.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte of Harmony; five children, John (Karen) Flatten of Rochester, Clifford (Brian) Flatten of Holman, Wis., Mark Flatten of La Crosse, Wis., Paul Flatten of Harmony and Anne (Larry) Kuderer of Hokah; eight grandchildren, Caleb, Joshua, Eric, Kyle, Kendra, Jared, Victoria and Madison; a niece, Sonja (Bob) Veglahn of La Crescent and a nephew, Arnold (Barbara) Berg of La Crosse, Wis.
He was preceded in death by three siblings, Clifford Flatten, Edna Wind and Pearl Berg.
Memorial services were held Monday, June 2, at the Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony, with the Rev. Betsy Dartt officiating. Military Rites followed the services.