John A. Flom


John A. Flom, age 77, of Faribault, formerly from Wanamingo, died on February 12, 2024, at the Tuscan Medical Center in Tuscan, AZ.

Memorial services will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, March 2, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. with interment and veteran’s military rites provided by the Rice County Central Veterans Association at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault.

A memorial visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault for one hour prior to the service on March 2, 2024.

John Allan, the son of Johnny and Marion (Eggum) Flom was born on July 1, 1946, in Northfield. He graduated from Wanamingo High School and Dunwoody Institute. John served in the U. S. Army as an MP during the Vietnam Conflict. He married Diane Burmeister on July 25, 1970, their enduring love lasting more than 53 years. For more than 50 years John worked for GM dealerships, including Dablow Chevrolet, Haller Chevrolet, and Grover Auto. John loved farming and fixing things, especially cars and tractors. He enjoyed working with people to solve the mechanical problems they were having. He was a true giver of his time, talents, and abilities. He most loved spending time with his family. John volunteered at the Wanamingo food shelf and Rice County Historical Society and enjoyed working at the Faribault House. He was a Wanamingo School Board member and served as President of Wanamingo Lutheran Church. John enjoyed fishing, boating and the outdoors, especially fishing in Canada. John and Diane enjoyed many adventures in their RV and treasured those with their daughters and grandkids. John also loved flying and military aircraft and had the opportunity to fly in a B24 Bomber, the same WW II plane Diane’s Dad flew in.

He is survived by his wife, Diane; two daughters, Amy (Aaron) Hinz of Goodhue and Anne (Kevin) O’Banion of Faribault; five grandchildren, Emma and Hayden Hinz, Trigg (Callie) Sellers, Tyler (Slade) Benda and Olivia O’Banion; four great grandchildren, Colbie and Crew Sellers, Hendrix and Hudson Benda; five siblings, Leslie (Linda) Flom, Gail Flom, Bonnie (Mark) Thompson, Dennis Flom and Darryl (Cynthia) Flom.

John was preceded in death by his parents.