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Kent Ernest Flaada

11/07/1946 - 11/21/2019

Kent Flaada died on November 21, 2019, after a three-year battle with metastatic melanoma. Inurnment will take place at the State Veteran’s Cemetery with private services. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

His ordeal was a result of his exposure to the highly toxic chemical defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War after having been drafted into the U.S. Army. Kent retired from LTV Steel after 34 years as an electrician. He later worked at Mesabi Range Community and Technical College and at Hibbing Community College as a lab assistant in the Electrical Maintenance program.

He was an avid reader and a lifelong learner. Kent’s family and friends will miss his quick wit, his humor, and above all his kindness and loyalty.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sharon; daughter Jordyn of Bemidji; brothers, Curtis (Sandra) and Drew (Julie); sister, Noreen Saukko; several nieces and nephews, many relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

9 thoughts on “Kent Ernest Flaada”

  1. Sharon (Salmi) Stimac says:

    We are so very sorry to learn of Kent’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.

    Larry and Sharon (Salmi) Stimac

  2. Diane Lappi says:

    Kent was the loving husband of my dearest friend since 1st grade, Sharon. Kent was a husband. I remember coming to visit Sharon when their daughter was a newborn. Kent beamed. Kent was a father. He valiantly battled cancer acquired in service to our Country. Kent was a hero. Sharon and Kent made many trips to the Mayo, even in blizzards…I admired their attempts to vanquish this disease that ultimately took him too young. Kent was many things to many people and will be much missed. Kent is now free of pain as a resident of Heaven. Loving prayers to Sharon, Jordyn, and all that faith, family and friends sustain you. Diane

  3. Susan Achter says:

    Susan and Allan Achter. We are so sorry for your loss.

  4. Nancy Falde says:

    Sharon and Jordyn, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember all the happy times with your family. I so enjoyed coming to your home and listening to Kent’s stories and his thoughts on life. I will remember his laugh and his quick wit as well as how caring and proud he was of all his family. Thank you also for welcoming Will and Dee into your lives. That means a lot to me. I love you and my thoughts are with you at this sad time.

  5. Mark McClure says:

    Sandy, our thoughts are with you and your family. May you hold each other tightly and find peace in the legacy Kent left. Mark McClure and family

  6. steve & kathy murphy says:

    Sharon and Jordy,
    Thinking you at this time. We’re going to miss a really good guy and friend.
    Steve & Kathy Murphy

  7. Raymond Gravelle says:

    Had the pleasure of working with Kent at LTV, and was great seeing him in Hibbing in 2007 . He was a good mentor and a really good man . My condolences and prayers for his family

  8. Linda Myklebust says:

    I was so saddened to learn of Kent’s passing. Please accept my most sincere sympathy.

  9. Sis Hill says:

    Sharon, Jordyn, and family,
    We were saddened to hear of Kent’s passing. I worked with Kent at MRCTC and enjoyed the times we were able to chat. We exchanged gossip about our families and old acquaintances from the Cotton area and I enjoyed that. Know that he will be missed by many. Please know you and your family have been in our thoughts at this sad time. Pete and Sis

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