Phillip A. Flaaen 1926–2020 Wanamingo —Phillip Alton Flaaen, 94, of Wanamingo, died peacefully surrounded by family on Nov. 3, 2020. He was born on Sept. 25, 1926 in Pine Island to Elmer Flaaen and Clara (Dahl) Flaaen. Phil was an electrician and worked in Rochester and southeast Minnesota for many years. He served in the Navy from 12/14/1945 - 10/10/1947. Phil farmed his own land and enjoyed working with other farmers. His first marriage was to Virginia Berg on May 2, 1949 and raised their three boys, Mychal, Leslie, and James on a farm outside of Zumbrota and later they divorced. He met Marleen Friedrich and they were married on Dec. 30, 1994 and enjoyed 25 years of marriage on their farm outside of Wanamingo. Phil loved time with the Steberg boys on the tractor and around the farm. He enjoyed watching football, "The Price is Right," "Let's Make a Deal," and daily coffee at the Cenex with the "Coffee Guys." He also loved spending time with his family and friends and was one of the hardest workers you would ever meet. Phillip is survived by his loving wife, Marleen; daughter, Beth; and son, Kevin; and many other family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his three sons, James, Mychal, and Leslie Flaaen; and his first wife, Virginia. A visitation was held Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 at Mahn Funeral Home, Larson Chapel in Zumbrota Minnesota. Funeral service was be held Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 at the funeral home with one hour of visitation prior to the service. Burial will immediately follow at Lands Lutheran Church Cemetery in Zumbrota.
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