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Kenneth Charles Flage 1929-2006

HENRY, FLAGE, EBNER, LEIKVOLD, LAWRENCE, CHRISTIANSON, GIBBS, ERICKSON

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Date: 7/20/2006 at 17:26:08

Kenneth Flage

Kenneth C. Flage, 76, of Waukon, Iowa, died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 27, at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon, with Rev. Larry Olson officiating. Burial with graveside military rites was held in Oakland Cemetery in Waukon. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon was in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Charles Flage was born June 15, 1929, on his parentís farm in Ludlow Township rural Waukon. He is the son of Harvey and Hazel (Henry) Flage. Kenneth was baptized and confirmed at Zalmona Presbyterian Church in rural Waukon. He attended rural elementary school in Ludlow Township and Waukon High School. From 1950 to 1951 he worked at Wilson Meat Packing Company in Cedar Rapids. From 1951 to 1953 he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict as a telephone switch board operator and saw duty in Italy.

June 15, 1955, he married LeOtia Ebner at French Creek Methodist Church in rural Lansing. They lived in La Crosse, Wis., for a short time where he worked for Sears. Kenneth and LeOtia then moved to Jefferson Township where they farmed from 1956 to 1981. In 1981 they moved to the Flage family farm in Ludlow Township. He began helping veterans in 1980 by coordinating a van to take them to the Veterans Hospital in Iowa City. Kenneth was also the director of the Veterans Affairs Office for Allamakee County and took great pride in assisting all veterans. He retired June 30, 2005.

Kenneth was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as a trustee and elder and taught Sunday School. He had a strong faith and always trusted God to help him in his everyday living. Kenneth also served on the rural Jefferson Township Fire Board, Midland Co-op Board, and was a member of the American Legion and VFW. He enjoyed camping trips out West with his family and spending time with his grandchildren and great-granddaughters and was very proud of their accomplishments. Kenneth also enjoyed bowling, playing cards, and hunting in Wyoming with his friends and having a good time with many laughs and stories to tell with one another.

Survivors include his wife, LeOtia of Waukon; three daughters, Cindy (Lyle) Leikvold of Waukon, Linda (Bob) Lawrence of Stewartville, Minn., and Pam (Jeff) Christianson of Waukon; three grandchildren, Kerri (Chris) Gibbs, Todd Leikvold, and Brittany Lawrence; a step-grandson, Daniel Lawrence; two great-granddaughters, Kaylee and Kiersten Gibbs; a sister, Mary (Louis) Erickson of Rogers, Ark.; a brother, Dr. L. John (Karen) Flage of Independence, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Casketbearers were Paul Ebner, Craig Flage, Bob Lawrence, Jeff Christianson, Lyle Leikvold, Carl Christianson, Joe Palmer, and Don Dehning.

Waukon Standard, Wednesday, May 31, 2006


 

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