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Lillian M. Flanum, age 98, of Clear Lake, WI died on Friday, September 13, 2013 at the Golden Age Manor Nursing Home of Amery, WI, where she had been a resident for the past three years.

Lillian Mathilda Flanum was born on November 3, 1914 in Stanton Township, St. Croix County, WI, the daughter of Augustus & Lillian Sabean. She grew up near Forest, WI, attended Meadow Dale Country School and graduated from New Richmond High School. After high school, Lillian attended Teacher Training in New Richmond and taught school for a short time in the area. Lillian was married to Melvin Flanum on June 10, 1934 near New Richmond, WI. The next few years they lived south of Amery for a short time and in Grey Town, near West Akers Church before settling near Clear Lake in 1937. Together they raised five children, Donald, Melvin Jr., Kenneth, Keith, & Joyce. She was a devoted wife and mother to her family and after the death of her son Donald in 1954, Lillian was baptized and confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Forest. Over the years she continued to take care of her husband and family. In her spare time, Lillian enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, gardening, snowmobiling, camping, berry picking and fishing. After the death of her husband Melvin in 1993, she moved into the village of Clear Lake and in 2010 became a resident at the Golden Age Manor Nursing Home in Amery, WI. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Flanum; sons, Donald and Roy Flanum; nine brothers and five sisters.

She is survived by sons and daughter: Kenneth (Mary) Flanum – Mukwonago, WI, Keith (Rosie) Flanum – Clear Lake, WI, Joyce (Donald) Weinert – Milwaukee, WI; daughter-in-law Rosemary Flanum – Sturgeon Bay, WI; grandchildren David Flanum – Sturgeon Bay, WI, Karen (Chris) Slack – Algoma, WI, Robert Flanum – Milwaukee, WI, Karrie Gostomski – Milwaukee, WI, Mike Flanum – Clear Lake, WI, Ed Flanum – Clear Lake, WI, Andrea (Todd) Moe – Clear Lake, WI, Eric Weinert – Milwaukee, WI, Theresa Weinert – Milwaukee, WI; 18 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild.

Funeral service was held on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 11:00 am from the United Methodist Church of Clear Lake, WI. Jayneann Gagner was the officiant and music was played by Brian Wick. Casket bearers were Mike Flanum, Tyler Flanum, Ed Flanum, Robert Flanum, David Flanum, Eric Weinert Todd Moe, and Jared Katz. Interment at West Akers Cemetery, New Haven Township, WI.

Scheuermann Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Clear Lake, WI handled the arrangements.