William A. FlatkaNiagara- William “Bill” A. Flatka, 61, of Niagara, Wis., passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021, at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay, Wis. Bill was born October 22, 1959, in Iron Mountain, Mich., son of William J. and Violet (Sparapana) Flatka. He grew up in Iron Mountain, Mich., and graduated from Kingsford High School, class of 1978. Bill married Barbara Hehn on September 20, 2014, at Evangelical Covenant Church, Norway, Mich. 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, Mich. 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, Green Bay, Wis., Katie (Chris) Fowles, Pulaski, Wis., Brenda (Craig) Grandaw, De Pere, Wis., and Billie Jo (John) Santy, Rhinelander, Wis.; two stepdaughters, Jacquelynn (Drew) Connell, Kaukauna, Wis. and Stacy (Zach) Dreweck, Oshkosh, Wis.; one stepson, Cody Hehn, Aurora, Wis.; parents, William and Violet Flatka, Iron Mountain, Mich.; mother-in-law, Donna Ferrise, Oconomowoc, Wis.; four sisters, Debra (Pete) Begres, Florence, Wis., Sherry Flatka, Norway, Mich., Wendy Larson, Iron Mountain, Mich., and Linda Quick, Iron Mountain, Mich.; and eight grandchildren, Jada, Lilly, Brooklyn, Josie, Walter, Hailey, Ruth, Quinn and one on the way. Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 27, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at First Covenant Church, Iron Mountain. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. at the church. Rev. Chad Harrison will officiate. Burial will be in Niagara Cemetery, Niagara, Wis. A memorial will be established in Bill’s memory. You may leave a condolence or tribute for Bill’s family online at www.JacobsFuneralHomes.com. The family has chosen Jacobs Funeral Home and Cremation Services-Niagara Chapel, Niagara, Wis., to honor Bill’s legacy of life.
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Chris Weber and Family
You're all in my thoughts. We will see Bill again soon. I pray for Jesus to heal our hearts, for he is knocking at the door awaiting his return. Amen
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Dan & Heidi, DJ & Meagan, Logan & Nikki, Melissa & Dustyn
A tree was also planted in memory of William A. Flatka.
To Katie, Chris, Lilly and Josie . So very sorry for your loss! Thinking of you guys. Love, The Kwiatkowski Family and Liz and Jarrod
Billy, the angels are singing having your smile grace the heavens. All the love we can send is coming your way. Always, Sue & Ken
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