Florence S. Flaten, 91, of Dell Rapids passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Dells Nursing and Rehab Center. Her funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids with Pastor Michael Mortvedt officiating. Florence’s family served as her casketbearers. Interment will be in the Norway Cemetery, Garretson. Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Kahler Funeral Home. www.kahlerfh.com
Florence was born on June 30, 1921 at Maple Lake, MN, the daughter of William and Sophia Van Dorp. She moved with her family to a farm in Brandon Township and completed 8th grade at Pleasant Ridge School. In 1937, the family purchased a farm near Colton, in the Burke Township.
Florence moved to Sioux Falls and worked various jobs until she started working for John Morrells. She worked there four years during WWII. She met Ebon Flaten and they were married August 28, 1947. They have two sons, Ronald and Bill. They farmed in the Logan Township until they retired in 1982. Ebon passed away in 1994. Florence became a resident of Dells Nursing and Rehab in June of 2004.
Florence was a member of the Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids, she taught first grade Sunday School for many years and was active in the Logan Extension Club.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brother.
Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Ronald of Rapid City and Bill of Sioux Falls and her many nieces and nephews.