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Neal Flatjord

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Neal “Tucker” Flatjord age 84 of Jerico, IA, died Monday, September 19, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton, IA. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 24, 2016, at Immanuel Lutheran Church - Crane Creek, rural Lawler with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 23, 2016, at Bethany Hall 1241 Pembroke Ave. Lawler, IA 52154. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Arrangements are with Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton. Neal Donald “Tucker” Flatjord was born September 7, 1932, near Jerico, IA, the son of Olaf and Hannah (Amble) Flatjord. He received his education in the Saude Country School and was a 1952 graduate of the New Hampton High School. On October 11, 1952, at Trinity Lutheran Church, New Hampton, he married Lorraine Alice Clites in a double-ring ceremony with her twin sister Lucy and Vernon Johnson. Neal and Lorraine were blessed with six children. Neal worked near Alta Vista doing construction and had also worked at the former Oliver Tractor Company in Charles City and Super-Sweet Feeds in New Hampton. He was also a block and brick layer having built his own home. Tucker farmed his whole life in the Jerico area and also raised livestock and sold Christmas trees. Tucker enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. Survivors include five sons, Kim Flatjord, Bruce (Ann) Flatjord, Gene (Wanda) Flatjord, all of Jerico, John (JoAnn) Flatjord of Zumbrota, MN, Randy (Vicki) Flatjord of Jerico; one daughter, Linda (Dennis) Johnson of New Hampton; seventeen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Bernis Geving of McGregor, MN; five sisters-in-law, Uppy Flatjord of Cresco, Beulah Flatjord of Hiawatha, IA, Lucy (Vernon) Johnson of Rochester, MN, Joan (Chuck) Vikdal of New Hampton, Dianna Clites of Charles City; his beloved dog and companion, Daisey. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Lorraine on August 25, 2013; two brothers, Harold Flatjord, Raymond “Buster” Flatjord; two brothers-in-law, Kenny Geving and Bob Clites.

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  1. May the memories of your loved one fill your thoughts today. With all our thoughts and prayers. David and Jeanne Roder

  2. I always enjoyed having a couple of cold ones and shooting the sh– with Tucker and his sons always a good time! There was never a dull moment in those sessions. With very much sympathy.. Doc and Scherann Vrba

  3. When I was young, Tucker and Buster used to come by Alve’s house. They could each fill up the doorway!! Gentle giants I thought. Anyway………..

  4. We so loved Tucker and Lorraine. While sad that they have passed, we are happy that they are together again in heaven. And very happy for my Mom, Burdeen (Flatjord) Stone, who loved her cousin and is surely glad to welcome him home. Our memories of the time we shared with Tucker over the years with be treasured always. Richard and Cindy Stone

  5. I want to extend my sympathy to the loss of Neal and wishing his memories will forever be remembered by his loving family. I have enjoyed riding the bus while attending school and knowing the friendship of your children. My very best to all of you…I am an author of a book that just came out this year!

  6. To the family of Neal: I was sorry to hear of Neal’s death. My sympathy and prayers are with all of you. He is now with his sweet wife sharing love and joy in their heavenly home. God’s peace be with all of you.

  7. To the family of Neal: I was sorry to hear of Neal’s death. My sympathy and prayers are with all of you. He is now with his sweet wife sharing love and joy in their heavenly home. God’s peace be with all of you.

  8. Flatjord family, Tucker was an amazing man! I’m going to miss his little ‘chuckle’ at the end of most sentences. Tucker and Lorraine raised a wonderful family. Our prayers to you

  9. To all the Flatjord Find comfort from each other during this time of loss. Lean upon the comforter for strength finding peace. with Sympathy.

  10. Linda and family We are so sorry for your loss. Neal was a great friend and neighbor. And will be missed by all. May God comfort you in this difficult time

  11. Linda and family, I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Tucker. You are in my thoughts and prayers. -Sarah Ramsey Huscko

  12. We have lost one of the cornerstones at Immanuel Lutheran. Neil could always be counted on to be an enthusiastic supporter of events. He was a true leader – especially in the fish house. May Neil enjoy eternal rest now that he and Lorraine are joined again. Our sympathy to the Flatjord family.

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