Gregory Jonathan Flatland, age 35 of Williston ND and formerly of Spring Valley and New Richmond WI and Frazee MN, died suddenly of natural causes on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at his residence. Greg was born on August 21, 1978 in New Richmond WI, the son of Jonathan Flatland and Brenda Erickson Flatland. He attended school in Frazee MN and New Richmond WI.
The proud father to Kailey Flatland, 12 years old, they spent their time together fishing, skating, sledding, listening to music, and playing electronic games. Greg and his girlfriend Jenny Hokanson were setting down roots in Williston, and looking forward to a long life together.
Greg always excelled at any task or career he tackled. He was well respected by his employers and peers. He was always the jokester, which kept his coworkers, family and friends on edge, wondering when the next prank or trick question was coming. His reward was catching you off guard; our reward was his crooked grin and chuckle, and warning that we should have known better.
Every weekend he could be found watching NFL or NASCAR, grilling steaks, and hanging out with friends. As big brother to Jodi, he was always her self appointed guardian, but always felt it was his right to tease and irritate incessantly. They were very close and protective of each other.
Greg is survived by his daughter, Kailey Flatland of Hawkins WI; girlfriend, Jenny Hokanson of Williston ND; father, Jonathan (Frances Riebe), Samantha and Anthony Flatland of Frazee MN; mother, Brenda (Justin Halverson) Erickson of Williston ND; sister Jodi (Paul), Taylor, McKenzie, Charles, and arriving baby girl Riehl of Williston ND; grandfather, Roger Flatland of New Richmond WI; grandfather, Robert (Ellie Bol) Erickson of Kaukauna WI; and grandmother June Erickson Bol of Baldwin WI; and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Shirley Shefland Flatland; and uncle, Daryl Erickson.
Funeral Services for Gregory J. Flatland will be held at 3:00p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the First Reformed Church, 1120 11th Avenue in Baldwin WI. Visitation will be held from 1:00-3:00pm at the church. Burial will be held at a later date at the Sunset Cemetery in Woodville WI. Casketbearers are Joel Houston, Jeremy Pretzer, Geoffrey Bengtson, Daniel ‘Dino’ Bengtson, Brian Wood, and John Fowler. Services entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin WI. 715-684-3434