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Daniel Flicek, 91
Daniel Frank Flicek, 91, of Savage, formerly of New Prague, died peacefully on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at the Veteran's Hospital in Minneapolis.
Daniel was born on a farm near New Prague on August 9, 1921, a son of Frank and Theresa (Borak) Flicek. He graduated from New Prague High School in 1939. Daniel enlisted in the Army Air Force in October 1942. He was assigned to the Eighth Air Force, 381st BG, stationed at Ridgewell Airfield, England. He flew 35 missions in a B-17 Flying Fortress, and was awarded several medals, including the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. Daniel married Dorothy Arlene Bergman, daughter of Ernest and Luella Bergman, of Madison, WI, on September 25, 1945, and they resided in Minneapolis. During their marriage, they resided in the Twin Cities area, Faribault, and Salt Lake City, UT. Daniel worked primarily in the sheet metal workers union. He retired from the engineering department at St. Mark's Hospital in Salt Lake City in 1988, and returned to live in Faribault. Daniel was active in church, and was a proud member of the VFW, American Legion and DAV. He enjoyed playing golf, watching sports, attending air shows, and listening to old time music. But most of all Daniel enjoyed spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years; children Sharon (Patrick) Mulhall, Frank (Amy) Flicek, and Randy (Brenda) Flicek; grandchildren Jaimie Richardson, Daniel P. Flicek, Jeffrey Flicek, Laura Flicek and Breanna Flicek; great-grandchildren Madison and Austin Richardson; and a brother Robert Flicek.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother George Flicek; and granddaughter Lisa Mulhall- Gilbertz.
A memorial service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 7800 W. Cty Rd. 42, Apple Valley, at 11 a.m., on Monday, July 29.
Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Memorials preferred to the Veterans Medical Center, One Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417. Arrangements are with the Cremation Society of MN.