Stanley C. Fluto, 82, Hickson, ND, died Thursday, April 29, 2010, at Meritcare Hospital, Palliative Care, Fargo, ND. Funeral services will be on Monday, May 3, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Lidgerwood, ND with Pastor Bruce Noennig officiating. Visitation will be on Sunday, May 2 from 4 pm to 6 pm with a prayer service at 6 pm at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton, ND. Interment will be at Elk Creek Cemetery, Wyndmere, ND. Arrangements are with Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton.
Stanley was born on April 9, 1928 to Melvin and Minnie (Jensen) Fluto in Mantador, ND. He grew up and attended school in Wyndmere, ND. On April 5, 1946 he entered the US Army and served during the WWII reconstruction at the Philippines and Okinawa. He received his honorable discharge and returned to Wyndmere.
On June 11, 1948 he was united in marriage to Dolores Krause. For twenty five years, Stanley managed grain elevators around the area. He then went to work for Dry-Mor Industries in Alexandria, MN until he owned Dakota Crop Drying Systems in Devils Lake, ND. His last employment was with EEE Inc. as a grain dryer salesman. In their later years, Stanley and Dolores spent summers at Otter Tail Lake and winters at Lake Havasu City, AZ.
Stanley was a lifetime member of the Barney VFW Memorial Post No. 9366 and the Disabled American Veterans. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, taking care of his yard, gardening and watching western movies and sports, especially the Vikings and the Twins. Stanley loved family get-togethers with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren especially during the Fourth of July.
Stanley is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dolores, Hickson, ND; his children, Cheryl McQuade, Fargo, ND, Gary Fluto, Lidgerwood, ND, David Fluto, Reiles Acres, ND, Paul (Mary) Fluto, Hawley, MN, Brian (Tammy) Fluto, Bemidji, MN, Bradley Fluto, Hickson, ND, Tim Fluto, Alexandria, MN, Marsha (Randy) Sayre, Alexandria, MN, Deborah Roth-Hall, Littleton, CO; his 18 grandchildren; his 18 great-granchildren; his three sisters, Marion Hausauer, Lake Havasu City, AZ, Yvonne (Charles) Link, Georgia, Karen (Dennis) Zimmer, Sun Lakes, AZ.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his infant daughter, Jennifer; and his brother, Richard Fluto.