Born: November 1, 1925
Died: November 7, 2018
Date: Friday, November 16 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, Northwood
Date: Saturday, November 17, 10:30 a.m.
Location: First Lutheran Church, Northwood
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Location: Sunset Rest Cemetery, Northwood
Northwood, Iowa – George Duane Lindflott, 93, died on November 7, 2018 at the Lutheran Retirement Home, Northwood, Iowa. Funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 10:30 AM at the First Lutheran Church, Northwood, Iowa, with Rev. Judy Converse officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Rest Cemetery, Northwood. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, Northwood.
George was born on November 1, 1925 in Kensett, Iowa the son of George and Thea (Bratrud) Lindflott. He was baptized and confirmed in Bethany Lutheran Church, Kensett, by Pastor Thor Sigmond. He attended and graduated from Kensett High School, where he played in the band, played basketball and baseball. He attended Iowa State University before joining the Navy Air Force, serving in WWII from January 1944 to June 1946. After being honorably discharged he attended Mason City Junior College (now, NIACC), where he played basketball. He worked for the Standard Oil Co. in Mason City as a salesman before purchasing a station in Northwood. He started working for the Postal Service in 1954, being appointed Post Master by President Lyndon Baines Johnson. He retired as Post Master in 1988 and then in 1989 worked for the Northwood State Bank until retiring February of 2015.
George served many organizations; a member of the First Lutheran Church, Past Master of the Masonic Lodge and secretary for many years, member of Osman Shriners of Albert Lea, Life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars where he was Past Commander and 3rd District Commander, a 60 year member of the American Legion, Board of Directors of Viking Manor, served as president of Meals on Wheels, Sunset Rest Cemetery board, served on the Worth County Cancer board. He was a 63 year member of the Northwood County Club, joining in 1954, where he loved playing golf. He and a friend, Bud Johnson, played 9 holes for 30 consecutive months. He was lucky to have had three “hole in one’, two at Northwood and one at Forest City. His last golf game was at age 92. He had played alumni baseball where he was the pitcher for several town teams and was on several bowling teams. George enjoyed all sports, besides golf he watched Iowa and Iowa State football and basketball as well as Minnesota Twins baseball.
George married LaVon Louise (Buck) Lindflott on June 2, 1972 in the United Methodist Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They traveled the United States, spending several winters in Arizona. He especially enjoyed being with the children and grandchildren, attending their school and church activities. George and LaVon were Santa and Mrs. Claus for 14 years at schools, nursing homes, hospitals and several homes. A high light was the Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. with son Ron Buck to see the WWII Memorial.
George is survived by his wife, LaVon; son, Mark Lindflott; stepsons, Thomas (Judy) Buck, Ronald (Ardonna) Buck, Larry (honey) Buck and Monty ( Stephany) Buck; grandchildren; Lindsay (Brian) Thompson, Steven Buck, Jennifer (Bryan) Richardson and Chad (Laura) Hanson; two great grandchildren, Charlotte and Beau Richardson; several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents other relatives and many friends.
“Remember the Best- Forget the Rest.”
Memorials may be directed to the general fund at First Lutheran Church and the Northwood Rescue Squad.