|(Saturday - January
23, 2021) - William A, "Bill" Flatka, age 61, of Niagara, passed away on
Thursday, January 21, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.
was born October 22, 1959, in Iron Mountain, son of William J. and
Violet (Sparapana) Flatka. He grew up in Iron Mountain, and graduated
from Kingsford High School, class of 1978. Bill married Barbara Hehn on
September 20, 2014, at Evangelical Covenant Church in Norway. He worked
as a mechanic for the City of Niagara from 1989 until he retired in
January of 2015; a job he truly loved. He also enjoyed many years
working for Morin Excavating in Niagara, Weber Excavating in Niagara,
and Nichols Trucking in Norway. For many years Bill volunteered as a
firefighter for the City of Niagara. He was a member of the First
Covenant Church, Iron Mountain.
Bill had a passion for hunting,
enjoyed riding his motorcycle, and spending time outdoors. He was always
proud to have taught his girls how to shoot a gun, change the oil, and
ride a motorbike. Bill would light up a room with his smile and will
always be remembered for his great personality and being a happy person.
He was a loving husband, son, brother, father, and grandfather and will
be missed by his many friends.
Survivors include his loving wife,
Barbara; four daughters, Cassie (David) Bartolac of Green Bay, Katie
(Chris) Fowles of Pulaski, Wisconsin, Brenda (Craig) Grandaw of De Pere,
Wisconsin, and Billie Jo (John) Santy of Rhinelander; two stepdaughters,
Jacquelynn (Drew) Connell of Kaukauna, Wisconsin and Stacy (Zach)
Dreweck of Oshkosh, Wisconsin; one stepson, Cody Hehn of Aurora;
parents, William and Violet Flatka of Iron Mountain; mother-in-law,
Donna Ferrise of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin; four sisters, Debra (Pete)
Begres of Florence, Sherry Flatka of Norway, Wendy Larson of Iron
Mountain, and Linda Quick, also of Iron Mountain; and eight
grandchildren, Jada, Lilly, Brooklyn, Josie, Walter, Hailey, Ruth, Quinn
and one on the way.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January
27, from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at First Covenant Church in Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday evening at 7:00 at the
church. Rev. Chad Harrison will officiate. Burial will be in Niagara
A memorial will be established in Bill's memory.
You may leave a condolence or tribute for Bill's family online at:
The family has chosen Jacobs Funeral Home and Cremation
Services-Niagara Chapel, to honor Bill's legacy of life.