Dean R. Lindflott
Dean R. Lindflott, 92, Lake Mills, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 at his home at Rice Lake. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Grace Lutheran Church, Hanlontown, with Pastor Linda Johnson Prestholt officiating. Burial will be in Concordia Lutheran Cemetery, rural Joice.Visitation for Dean will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. All are welcome to both the visitation and service, but please wear a mask and adhere to social distancing. For those unable to attend, a video of Dean’s service will be recorded and posted on the Schott Funeral Homes website. Go to www.schottfuneralhomes.com and click on Dean to get to his obit page. Click on the “tribute wall” tab to find the link to the video. It will be uploaded in the afternoon of Feb 13.
Dean Richard Lindflott was born Oct. 23, 1928, in Mason City, to parents Alfred Julius and Selma (Storre) Lindflott. He was baptized and confirmed at Concordia Lutheran Church, rural Joice. Dean attended country school and graduated from Joice High School.
Dean and Shirley Broers married March 28, 1954 at Zion Lutheran Church,Clear Lake. The couple was blessed with four children: Richard, Robert, Arlette and Ronald. For 15 years, the family made their home in rural Joice, and when it was time for Alfred and Selma to retire from farming, Dean and his family moved to the homeplace west of Concordia Cemetery. In 2010, they became residents of the Rice Lake community.
Dean liked to say he was 92 years old and never had a job. He did, however, manage to raise cattle, hogs and crops for over 65 years. Over the years, he was a seed salesman and in the mid-1960’s he was named “Outstanding Young Farmer” in the state of Iowa. Both Dean and Shirley instilled many values in their children including the importance of praising God, helping neighbors, being kind to others, and going out for breakfast.
In addition to farming, Dean was a member of the Soil Conservation Board for 36 years, was the treasurer at Beaver Creek Lutheran Church for over many years, held various positions at both Beaver Creek and Grace Lutheran Churches, was the catcher for his church league softball team, enjoyed square dancing, and he mastered the art of visiting over a cup or two of coffee.
He will be remembered and missed by his family including his wife, Shirley, Rice Lake; four children: Richard (Sandy) Lindflott, Joice; Robert Lindflott, Swansea, Ill.; Arlette Trana, Port Chester, N.Y.; and Ron (Karen) Lindflott, Lisle, Ill.; five grandchildren: Dawn (John) Bodenham, Jordan Trana, Anna Lindflott, Ben Lindflott and Sarah Lindflott; two great-grandsons: Adam and Aaron Bodenham; sister, Ardis Bang, Albert Lea, Minn.; and many nieces and coffee buddies.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents; three infant siblings; and a brother-in-law, Harlan Bang.