The funeral service for Harry Flatau, 87, Frazee, MN were held on Monday, February 20, 2006 at 11 a.m. in St. Johns Lutheran Church, Vergas with Reverend Michael Wolters officiating. Burial will be in the St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Vergas. Visi...
The funeral service for Harry Flatau, 87, Frazee, MN were held on Monday, February 20, 2006 at 11 a.m. in St. Johns Lutheran Church, Vergas with Reverend Michael Wolters officiating. Burial will be in the St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Vergas. Visitation was on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. in the church and also one hour prior to the service in the church. Harry died on Friday, February 17, 2006 in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo, ND.
Harry Ernest Flatau was born the son of Ernest and Mabel Flatau on March 26, 1918 in Perham, MN. The family rented and worked a number of area farms and endured numerous hardships. During his teen years Harry cut wood for farmers and hunted and fished to provide for the family of 12 and worked at the Franklin Fence Co. in what is now the Tamarac refuge. Later, Harry rode the rails out West and worked for the railroad and as a factory assembler before returning to Perham. While batching, he enjoyed on many occasions, Saturday night barn dances at Seilers Barn where Edna caught his eye.
Harry and Edna were married June 14, 1941, raised a family of five and farmed in Hobart Township until 1975. In retirement Harry and Edna spent their time hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling and cutting lots of wood. They enjoyed entertaining friends and family with games of horseshoe, smear and fish frys. Harry was very proud of his sons and grandsons and closely followed their wrestling careers.
He is survived by three sons, Dale (Linda) of Perham, Gary (Mitzi) of Frazee and Harvey (Betty) of Frazee, two daughters, Karen (Jerry) Vroman of Perham and Cindy (David) Pawlowski of Frazee. He is also survived by two brothers, Bennie of St. Helens, OR; Marvin (Barbara) of Dallas, OR; four sisters, Hazel Lester of Squim, WA; Doris (Maxwell) Kamn of Indianapolis, IN; Lucille (Ralph) Long of Salem, OR; and Burnell (Charles) Babcock of Kokomo, IN; 17 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, two sisters, Pearl and Irene and three brothers, Ray, Ernie and Jimmy.
Arrangements are with the Furey Funeral Home, Vergas, MN. 218-334-2461.