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Audrey Fluck

Audrey E. Fluck, age 93, of Willmar, died Thursday afternoon, March 17, at Glen Oaks Care Center in New London.
Her funeral will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, March 22, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Willmar. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm Monday, March 21, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and will continue 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.  Interment will be in Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield, MN.    Memorials are preferred, in lieu of flowers, to Rice Hospice in Willmar, MN or the COPD Foundation.
Audrey Edwina Fluck was born to John August and Marie Louise (Anderson) Johnson on July 11, 1922, on the family farm in rural Hector, MN. She was baptized in September, 1922, and confirmed in the Lutheran faith in 1936, at Swedlunda Lutheran Church, Hector. In her early religious life, she taught Sunday School and sang in the Church Choir.  She graduated from Hector High School in 1940, and continued her education at Balzer Business College where she completed the accounting program in 1942. She was married to LeRoy (Jim) Fluck on June 23, 1945, at the Swedlunda Lutheran Church, Hector.  To this union four children were born; Beverly, Steven, Shirley and Brad.  Throughout her life, Audrey worked in accounting for a number of different companies, including her first accounting job at Investor's Syndicate in Minneapolis. She also excelled at, and was greatly appreciated at her time spent as head cook at the Litchfield Public Schools, in the 1960s.  Audrey & Jim enjoyed 65 years of marriage, during which they enjoyed family celebrations, Holiday gatherings, camping, bowling, playing cards, dancing and travelling with family and friends. They lived in Minneapolis, Litchfield, Superior, WI, Sioux Falls, SD, Mound, Atwater and Willmar.  During their years in Atwater, they were very involved in the local Lutheran Brotherhood (Thrivent) Chapter, volunteering in many capacities. Her hobbies included cooking, baking, gardening, bird watching, shopping, playing cards, ladies Bible studies and a loving hostess with treats, coffee, fellowship, hugs and dishes of candy.  She lived independently, most recently at Westview Patio Homes in Willmar, MN, until entering Glen Oaks Care Center in February 2016, where she passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on March 17.
Audrey is survived by her children, Beverly (Henry) Abbett of Spicer, MN,  Steven (Linda) Fluck of Carlton, MN, Shirley (Tony) Farley of Ham Lake, MN, Brad (Melinda) Fluck, of Kimball, MN; two brothers, Andy (Pat) Johnson of Rogers, MN, and Harlin (Diane) Johnson of Stewart, MN; 2 sisters-in-law, Ruth Draxten of Litchfield and Doris Johnson of Hector. Also surviving are 23 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren in addition to many nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.
Audrey was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, in December, 2010, her parents, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, 2 grandsons, 4 sisters-in law, 3 brothers-in-law and one son-in-law.

Cemetery Details

Ripley Cemetery

Litchfield, MN, 56201



MAR 21. 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


MAR 22. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bethel Lutheran Church

411 Becker Avenue SW

Willmar, MN, US, 56201



MAR 22. 11:00 AM

Bethel Lutheran Church

411 Becker Avenue SW

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


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Jim and Gloria Louris and Family purchased the Fields of Europe for Spring for the family of Audrey E. Fluck.

Jim and Gloria Louris and Family - March 20, 2016 at 04:20 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I first met Audrey the day I married Carol and have loved her as a Aunt, sister and close friend ever since. Never have I ever heard a cross word come out of her mouth to me or any of my family. One of the most enjoyable trips was when Audrey, Jim, Carol and I took a two week vacation to Florida. It was two week of constant laughter to the point my sides would hurt. My family was not into religion, but between Gramma Johnson and Audrey I came to accept Jesus Christ as my Savior, it is the single greatest gift that anyone could receive and I will always honor their memories. I'm so sorry Carol and I will not be able to attend her funeral but my heart will with her family and all the Johnson family that i have learned to love all these years. May God Bless and keep all of you on this day of both sadness and joy.Wayne and Carol Sharp

Wayne Sharp - March 20, 2016 at 12:02 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I have many wonderful memories of Audrey. Mostly from childhood. Especially camping at Cokato lake, with the cousins and other family. The "Big Red Barn", campfires, playing cards in the camper and her "Panacakes". Slides shows that her and Jim had in the basement in Mound. Family Reunions with Audrey rounding up all us kids for family pictures. I loved her cooking, especially her famous Goulash. These memories and so many more will be with me forever. She was more than Aunt, she was like a Grandma to me, and I will miss her dearly. God bless her. Darin Johnson

Darin Johnson - March 20, 2016 at 12:25 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Blue & White Sympathy Floor Basket was purchased for the family of Audrey E. Fluck.

March 20, 2016 at 01:14 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I'm writing to send my regards to Audrey's family, especially Beverly, Steven, Shirley, Brad, Diane, and Carol. You all were so fortunate to have been such a big part part of Audrey's lifea"and for her to have been a big part of yours. I cherished the little and few times that I shared with her, whether in visits or on the telephone. She was always a friend, interested in my family's lives. She was a wonderful aunt. And, boy, did she like to have fun! I'm grateful that she was a part of my life. With best wishes to all of you. - Dick

Dick Fluck - March 20, 2016 at 02:52 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My mom I know everyone says their Mom is the best, but I do know she was. I thank God that I(Melinda & sister Shirley too) was able to be with her when she took her last breathe as we finished saying the Lord's prayer & What A Friend We Have In Jesus was playing. That just tops off all the memories as the best, thank you Jesus

BRAD FLUCK - March 20, 2016 at 04:38 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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Ann-Marie Barklund - March 21, 2016 at 06:43 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Olivia and Gayle purchased the European Sympathy Dish Garden for the family of Audrey E. Fluck.

Olivia and Gayle - March 21, 2016 at 09:09 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I met Audrey 50 years ago and she was a friend, a mom and truly one of the nicest people I ever knew. When I got the call she died my first thought was she is where is wanted to be. There is no doubt Audrey is in heaven with Jim and all she loved. She will be dearly missed but her legacy of kindness and caring lives on forever.

Pat Fluck - March 21, 2016 at 01:38 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Healing Tears - Blue and White was purchased for the family of Audrey E. Fluck.

March 21, 2016 at 05:21 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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