In Memory of John Flatz

Private Memorial Service will be held virtual/live at 2:00pm CDT on Saturday, August 8th on the Facebook page for Joy Lutheran Church of Prescott, WI. (please use link found in obituary notice)

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John Andrew Flatz, age 52 of Prescott, WI, died peacefully at United Hospital in Saint Paul, MN on Thursday, July 30, 2020. John was born April 9, 1968 in Van Nuys, CA. He grew up in Mound, MN and graduated from Mound Westonka High School with the Class of 1986. John went on to graduate from Dunwoody Institute, getting his degree in drafting. To provide for his family, he worked many jobs while attending school. He was a creative and brilliant man. He was always ready and willing to help friends and family. He was a generous, compassionate and empathetic man. John loved his children unconditionally.

John loved the outdoors: he loved boating, water skiing, fishing, hunting, camping, snowboarding, and snowmobiling.

John was employed by the ENCLOS Corporation as a Project Leader, and was proud to have worked on the World Trade Memorial, Target Field, the new Raiders Stadium, the Bears Stadium, and the Walkway in Chicago. John LOVED the Minnesota Vikings!  He used to say he bled purple. This being said, he was able to provide his dad with much Packer memorabilia.

He moved to Prescott in 2000, built a home, and enjoyed living with his children, Mandy and Andrew.

John was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bud and Irene Flatz, and Cliff and Silvy Horken; his brother, Mike; and his cousin, Chuck Flatz.

John in survived by his parents, Jim and Bobbie Flatz; his daughter, Mandy; his son, Andrew; his brother, Rick; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A private memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 8th at 2:00pm CDT. The service will be held virtual/live on the Facebook page for Joy Lutheran Church of Prescott, WI. https://www.facebook.com/Joy-Lutheran-Church-115878425117751  Services are being officiated by Pastor Steve Meyer from Joy Lutheran Church. Interment will take place at the Newport Cemetery, Newport, MN.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Memorial Garden at Joy Lutheran Church in Prescott, WI.

Condolences for the family may be mailed to The family of John Flatz, c/o O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home, 1339 Orrin Road, Prescott, WI 54021.

A public Celebration of Life will be planned for the future.

O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of Prescott, WI. 715-262-5404

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  • I was very saddened to hear of John’s passing. John and I were friends in high school, I had a accident that left me in a wheelchair and without John’s help it would of been much harder for me. John was a helpful man, caring and fun to be around. I had found a picture from Valley Fair guessing around 1990 so for the past year or so have been trying to get in touch with him. I should of looked harder, do not let these chances to meet up with old friends pass.
    John will be missed, I feel so bad for his parents. I remember John bringing me to their place and I felt at home there, very nice people.

    My God give you peace and until we meet again my friend.