Sunday, December 30, 2007

Howard Flatt

princeton post telegraph
jan 4 2007
Howard Flatt, 66, died Dec. 24 2006, at Decatur Co. Hospital, Leon,Ia.
Funeral services were held Weds, Dec 27 at Cainsville Mo United Methodist Church, under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home of Bethany, Mo. Burial was in Freedom Cemetery, northeast of Cainsville. A memorial service was held Friday, Dec. 29 at Grace Baptist Church in DesMoines, Ia.
Mr. Flatt, son of Howard and Lillian (Berthelsen) Flatt Sr. was born in Des Moines on April 24 1040. (this is probably supposed to be 1940, deb)
He married Shirley Flatt on June 16 1963 in Des Moines, Ia.
In spite of lifelong health problems, he enjoyed helping others and his community. When his children were young, he enjoyed being a coach for flag football and basketball.
He was a master electrician and retired as business mgr. for IBEW Local 347. He served on the boards for the Food Bank of Iowa, Goodwill, Des Moines Habitat for Humanity adn the first County Charter Commission, and president of the Iowa State Building and Construction Council. Most important to him was the opportunity to serve as deacon at Grace Baptist Church of Des Moines.
He loved spending time with family and friends, especially children, tinkering with his tractors, bird watching and being outdoors, especially if he was fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley, of the home at Cainsville, 2 sons, Christopher Flatt (and wife Lari) and Howard Flatt III, and a brother, Arthur Flatt Sr. (and wife Tonya) all of Des Moines, a sister Patricia Bauer (and husband Ron) of Newton Ia., and one grandson, 6 nieces and nephews, and 9 great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Cindi Flatt, and a sister in law, Barb Gray.

princeton post telegraph
jan 11 2007
the family of howard flatt whould like to thank all who are helping us during this difficult time; the princeton EMTs who used their skills and shared their love and concern to a stranger, even when called out on christmas eve; and the continued care shown at the leon hospital.
to my cousins , richard and marsha and junior and louise and family, thank you for your support and help with the service and food at the church. a special thanks to kay mclain for playing the hymns howard loved. may god bless everyone who helped. shirley and family-saline mo.

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