John "Dick" Flowers


September 22, 1935 - October 12, 2009




John Richard “Dick” Flowers was born September 22, 1935 in Dougherty, IA to John and Laura (Laposky) Flowers. In 1953 he graduated from Iroquois High School and then served in the US Navy until 1957.  On August 7, 1958 he married Marilyn Dossow at Cavour, SD.  They resided in Iroquois until moving to Brookings in 1969 and then to Mitchell in 1974.  He was employed with Northwestern Public Service for 26 years. He was a member of First Lutheran Church, the Moose Lodge, Mitchell Lions Club, VFW and the American Legion.  He was a former member of the Mitchell City Council and City Planning Committee.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn, three children: Tony (Mary) Flowers, Terri (Brian) Juhnke and Tom (Julie) Flowers all of Mitchell, five grandchildren: Jessie (TJ) Christensen, Nick Flowers and fiancé Nicole Loosbrock and her son Carter, Andrew Juhnke, Sara Juhnke and Riley Flowers, two step-grandchildren: Brandi and Kory Irwin, three great-grandchildren: Jovey, Jensen and Jaeley Christensen, his brother, Charles (Aleta) Flowers of Iroquois, his sister, Francis (Bill) Lingen of Cedar, MN and his mother-in-law, Geneva Dossow of Mitchell.  He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Werner Dossow.



Wednesday, October 14, 2009
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:30 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Thursday, October 15, 2009
2:00 PM
First Lutheran Church
411 North Duff Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Connie Reinesch on October 15, 2009
Marilyn and Family
So sorry to hear of your loss. I have many fond memories of you two during the Syncom era. Please know that you are in my thoughts.
Posted by Paul Lichter Family on October 13, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
He touched the hearts of a lot of his us with his smile and joy.

Paul Lichter and Family
Posted by Jim & Peg Murtha on October 13, 2009
Charlie & Tootie - our deepest sympathy on the death of your brother - please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days to come. Be well!
Posted by Rick Wagner on October 12, 2009
I'll always be grateful to Mr. Flowers for the kindness he showed me when I was in Junior High. I'd be walking home in the cold winter months, if Mr. Flowers saw me when driving his kids home he'd stop and give me a ride. Later, I became friends with Tom and shared many laughs with Mr. Flowers. The whole Flowers family is on our prayers tonight.

The Rick Wagner family
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