Bernard Dean Flugum
Bernard Dean Flugum, 88, Williamsburg, passed away to his home in heaven, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. A visitation will be held at Powell Funeral Home, Williamsburg, Saturday, Jan. 18, from 2-4 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Winnebago Lutheran Church, rural Lake Mills, Sunday, Jan. 19 at 3:30 p.m. Visitation will be held at the church, one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Bernard Dean Flugum, was born Nov. 12, 1931 at the family home near Leland, , the son of Clarence Dean and Myrtle (Monson) Flugum. He was baptized and confirmed at Winnebago Lutheran Church, Lake Mills. He grew up on the family farm and greatly enjoyed caring for the farm animals.
Bernard attended rural school thru eighth grade and graduated from Forest City High School, class of 1949. Six months later, he enlisted in the United States Air Force as military police, serving some time in Africa, Texas, Kansas and Georgia.
After his service, he graduated from Waldorf College, Forest City. Bernard worked at Cool Spring Canning Company, Lake Mills where he met his future wife.
On June 15, 1957 Bernard was united in marriage to Arlene S. Anderson. He worked for Streater Inc. in Albert Lea, Minn., for over 35 years. They owned an acreage in Emmons, Minn., where he enjoyed raising horses, sheep and golden retrievers.
He went on many fishing trips to Minnesota and Canada with his family. He also enjoyed vacations to Colorado, Alaska and Arizona. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Bernard is survived by his wife, Arlene, Williamsburg; son, Douglas (Lori) Flugum, Swisher; daughter, Carolyn (Scott) McAllister, Lake Holiday, Ill.; five grandchildren: Ryan (Jenna) Flugum, Austin Flugum, Kerstin Flugum, Casandra Anderson and Chance McAllister; two great-grandchildren: Beckett Flugum and Crosby Flugum and siblings: Marilyn Tweeten, Joice; LeAnn Meier, Mason City; Curtis (LaDonna) Flugum, Karen (Wayne) Johns and Neal (Joyce) Flugum, all of Forest City.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Ardys Nelson; and brother, Dennis Flugum.