Lynner Funeral Home Clarkfield Minnesota


Leo O Flattum

Leo O. Flattum
October 28, 1940 ~ January 31, 2014

Leo Orlando Flattum was born in Webster, South Dakota, to Agnes (Jordanger) and Bert Flattum on October 28th, 1940. He was baptized and confirmed at Butler Lutheran Church in Butler, South Dakota.

Leo worked at Stone Hill Creamery, later purchased by what was to become AMPI. He was transferred to Clarkfield in 1960. Leo retired in 2002 after 43 years of working in the creamery business and cheese plant.

Leo married Marcia Friberg on August 8, 1964, and to this union two sons and a daughter were born. Marcia and Leo owned the Corner Store in Clarkfield for many years.

He took his civic responsibilities very seriously and remained involved as mayor, with his career beginning in 1974 and ending in 1998, and also as a councilman from 2002-2006. He was on the Valhalla Board, Hospital Board, EDA and C&C of Clarkfield. He was also involved with the Republican Party and many other boards. He was instrumental in the addition to the Clarkfield Care Center and was deeply involved in recovery challenges in the aftermath of the tornado in 1992.

Leo passed away January 31st, 2014, at the Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital with his family at his side. Leo was 73 years, 3 months and 3 days old.

He is survived by his wife, Marcia; son, Joel (Kim) Flattum and their children, Tyler and Justine; son, Jason (Colleen) Flattum and their children, Nicholas and Claire; daughter, Jana (Adam) Suckow; and brother LeRoy (Mavis) Flattum and son Kyle. He is also survived by sisters-in-law, Carol (Wes) Seyller and Susan Gotchie and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and also his brother-in-law Pat Gotchie.

Blessed be his memory.

In Loving Memory of
Leo O. Flattum

Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Augustana Lutheran Church, Clarkfield, Minnesota

Funeral Service
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Augustana Lutheran Church, Clarkfield, Minnesota

Clergy Officiating, Pastor David Wall

Organist, Norma Streich

Congregational Hymns

Soloist, Ross Riecke
(accompanied by Doug Clevenger)

Honorary Casket Bearers
Emil Streich
Clarkfield Care Center Staff
Clarkfield City Council

Casket Bearers
Jason Flattum ~ Joey Flattum
Nicholas Flattum ~ Tyler Flattum
Adam Suchow
Larry Streich

Final Resting Place
Fridhem Cemetery, Tyro Township
Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota

Arrangements by Lynner Funeral Home Since 1891
Clarkfield Minnesota


February 5th, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Augustana Lutheran Church
Clarkfield, Minnesota


February 5th, 2014
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Augustana Lutheran Church
Clarkfield, Minnesota


Fridhem Cemetery
Tyro Township
Yellow Medicine County


Leo was an outstanding Mayor. He always was promoting Clarkfield and did whatever he could to make the town a better place. He will be missed.

Gene Wenstrom
Elbow Lake, Minnesota
Leo will be sincerely missed. Leo always had the best interest of Clarkfield at heart and always gave it everything he had.

Dan Jahn
Starbuck, Minnesota
Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Flattum Family. I have many fond memories working for and with Leo. Rest in peace, my friend.

Jordan Zeller
Big Lake, Minnesota
To the family of Leo Flattum:
You have my greatest sympathy. I will never forget Leo as I respected and liked him very much. He was a good person and I always felt he put Clarkfield at the top of the list. God bless Leo and your family.

Paul Luitjens
Rosemount, Minnesota
Leo was a very gifted and patient person. It was great to work with Leo at AMPI Dawson. He will always be known as the "mayor" by many at the plant. Rest in Peace my friend.

Kevin Skelly
New Ulm, Minnesota
My condolences in the passing of Leo. Leo was a good friend of my late mother, Gladys (Drake) Leppke. They were friends at AMPI and Leo gave her a job with the City of Clarkfield. Leo will always have a place in my memory.

Randy Leppke
Boyd, Minnesota
To the family of Leo Flattum,
I just heard about Leo's passing. I worked with him for many years at AMPI in Clarkfield and Dawson.
I am so sad for you.

Wilma Engelke
Wilmot, South Dakota
Friends and Family of Leo Flattum,
I am sorry for your loss. Leo was truly a special person. He helped me get my start in local government and showed me how important it is to be a supporter of small cities. I thank him very much for that knowledge and experience. He also had a keen sense of humor that I'm sure all of us will miss. Rest in peace.

Kevin McCann
Gaylord, Minnesota
I will always remember the help and support I received from Leo after the tornado in 1992. I was not a Clarkfield native, but Leo took it upon himself to look after me and see to it that I got some things that I needed. A fond memory I have is of Leo and I delivering groceries after dark to residents of Valhalla Apts. So many of the people affected by the tornado there were too proud to ask for the things they really needed so we went to them. I also remember visiting him in Dawson at the AMPI plant. I felt my ideas and suggestions were heard by Leo. Blessed be his memory.

Julie Ellingson
St. Paul, Minnesota