Betty Lee Flattum, 86, of Battle Lake, formerly of Clitherall

Published 11:39am Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Betty Lee Flattum, 86, of Battle Lake, formerly of Clitherall, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls.

Betty Lee Brower was born on March 21, 1927, in Cloquet, to the late Lee and June (Erickson) Brower. Betty grew up on Big Lake near Cloquet and graduated from the Cloquet High School with the class of 1945.

After high school Betty was employed with the Match Factory in Cloquet, where she met her future husband, Haakon “Hokie” Flattum.

On May 16, 1952 Betty married Hokie in Moose Lake. Their marriage was blessed with five children. Together Betty and Hokie made their home in Kettle River for a short time and then moved to Coon Rapids in 1955.

Betty was employed with the State Hospitals in Moose Lake, St. Peter and Anoka. From 1968 – 1989, Betty was employed with Federal Cartridge where she enjoyed working the tool crib.

In 1991, Betty and Hokie made their retirement home on Belmont Lake in Clitherall. Together they enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling and occasional casino bus tours and road trips to warmer climates.

Betty enjoyed her flower and vegetable garden, reading and crossword puzzles.

Hokie passed away on June 19, 2005.

She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Preceding Betty in death were her parents; her husband, Hokie; a sister, Marietta White; and a brother, Jack Brower.

Betty is survived by her three daughters, Rose Ann Dols of Brooklyn Park; Nancy (Andy) Barnd of Wells; Sandy Simmons of Maryville, Tenn.; two sons, Ken (Gail) Flattum of Shoreview and Steve Flattum of Moose Lake; six grandchildren, David Dols, Deb (Barry) Early, Brian (Kelly) Flattum, Jessica Flattum, Nicholas Flattum and Emma Barnd; three great-grandchildren, Jordan Early, Abigail Flattum and Alexis Flattum; a nephew, Paul Rester of Mechanicsville, Md.; other relatives and a host of friends.

Visitation: One hour prior to the service at church

Service: 2 p.m. Friday, at Eagle Lake Lutheran Church, rural Battle Lake

Clergy: Rev. Ali Haugerud

Burial: Eagle Lake Church Cemetery, Battle Lake

Funeral Home: Belmont Funeral Home, Henning




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