He had Alzheimer's disease, his daughter Carole said.
He was born
His family threw him a graduation ceremony at their
"My sister and I walked him out to the lake, where we honored him with a diploma
The couple settled in his wife's hometown of
He took additional jobs as he attended barber school. He eventually bought the local barber shop where he got his start.
During the 12 years he owned Flack's Barber Shop, he started selling life insurance. He then offered auto and homeowners' and crop insurance. He gave up the barber business in 1963 to concentrate on insurance, operating his agency from home, with his wife as secretary. A specialty was assessing crop damage and, after storms, he was called on to visit farms across the Midwest.
For a time, his daughter Beverly worked in the business as well.
"He was a very gentle soul," daughter Beverly said. "He asked you to do the job you were expected to do right, but then we were raised that way."
He'd been on the council of
He was a village volunteer firefighter. His community service record continued on village council and then as mayor in the early 1980s.
"I know growing up, that's all we were taught. We were supposed to be involved," daughter Carole said.
He golfed and fished on occasion, daughter Beverly said.
"His hobby was doing what he could to give back to his community," she said.
For 25 years, he and his wife spent winters in
His wife died
Surviving are his daughters
Visitation will be from
The family suggests tributes to the
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