Mary Ann Flaten, 1938-2017

Published 1:00 am Monday, July 17, 2017

Mary Ann Flaten, 79, of Clear Lake died Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at her home.

A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Clear Lake United Methodist Church with the Rev. Scot McCluskey officiating. Inurnment will be in Clear Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. 4 th St. in Clear Lake.

Mary Ann Flaten

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to One Vision, previously Opportunity Village; or to Galilean Lutheran Church in Clear Lake.

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Mary Ann was born Feb. 4, 1938, the daughter of Louis and Inger (Svendsen) Katzung in Mansfield. She married Thomas Flaten on Oct. 11, 1959, in Albert Lea. He preceded her in death on July 12, 1985.

A graduate of Albert Lea High School, Mary Ann completed Fairview School of Nursing and later, Minneapolis School of Anesthesia. She worked as a registered nurse for most of her life.

Mary Ann was a member of Tri-T, PEO and Blue Carnations; and was on the Clear Lake Library Board, Ventura School Board, Cerro Gordo County Compensation Board, Opportunity Village Board, Zion Lutheran Church Board and the American Cancer Association Board.

Mary Ann is survived by two children, Steve (fiancee, Lisa Browning) Flaten of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Melisa (fiance, Michael Harman) Flaten of Los Angeles; three grandchildren, Jessica of Winston, North Carolina, Sam (Christina) of Seattle and Hannah Flaten of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Nadine Johnson, of Austin; and a step-brother-in-law, Paul Anderson, of Albert Lea.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas; a sister, Helen (Lowell) Pepper; a brother-in-law, Richard Johnson; a step-sister, Beverly Anderson; and her beloved dog, Stella.

Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. 4 th St. in Clear Lake, is handling arrangements and can be reached at 641-357-2193 or