Kenneth M. Flatland
Kenneth M. Flatland
Kenny Flatland, 78, of Cresco, Iowa, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Regional Health Services in Cresco.

Kenneth M. Flatland was born Jan. 1, 1935, at Highlandville, Iowa, to H. Albert and Norma H. (Engen) Flatland. He graduated from Canton High School in 1953; that fall he entered the Army and was honorably discharged in 1955. Kenny married Wanda K. Barnhouse on June 1, 1958 at the Fremont Lutheran Church, rural Harmony, Minn.

Kenny farmed in Winneshiek County his entire life. Along with farming, Kenny worked at Donaldson's prior to maintaining a dairy herd for 17 years, which was followed by working at Featherlite for 10 years. For Featherlite he delivered trailers throughout the United States and Canada. He enjoyed television and for over 30 years Kenny was on a Bowling League. He was an avid book reader, especially detective stories and mysteries. Kenny enjoyed driving a 1941 Chevy pickup restored by his son, Randy. Kenny and Wanda traveled to visit family in Virginia, Texas, Colorado, Florida and to Hawaii.

Kenny is survived by his wife, Wanda of Cresco; four children, Rebecca (Bret) McCleary and children Rachel and Hannah, all of Houston, Texas; Kathleen Hatfield and daughter Violet of Cresco; Randall (Annita) Flatland and children Avery, Jameson, Whitney and Eston, all of Decorah; Steven (Sonya) Flatland and children Cole, Sadie, Logan and Megan, all of Springville, Iowa; four sisters, Naomi Gossman of Cresco, Eldie (Alton) Peterson of Cresco, Bonnie Krogstad of Spring Grove, Minn., and Susie (Ed) Fontes of Cresco.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother and sister-in-law, Jesse and Margaret Flatland; and two brothers-in-law, Herbert Gossman and Mervin Krogstad.

Funeral services were held Jan. 9 at the Calvary Evangelical Free Church in Spring Grove, with the Rev. David Allen officiating. Interment with military rites was at Fremont Cemetery, rural Harmony, Minn.

Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco was in charge of arrangements.