‹ Return to Current Obituaries

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Dorothy's visitation.

Dorothy Ann Flaten

Dorothy Ann Flaten, 55, of Hatton, ND passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016 at her home in Hatton, under the loving care of Hospice, after a long battle with heart problems and strokes. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Hatton. A visitation will be held Monday, May 16, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. family service at St. John Lutheran Church in Hatton.

Dorothy was bon to Myron and Delores (Balstad) Mastrud on March 20, 1961. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Hatton. She attended public school in Hatton and graduated in 1979. On June 17, 1978, Dorothy married David Flaten at St. John Lutheran Church. They have lived in Hatton their entire married life. They were blessed with one daughter, Melinda and three precious grandsons, who were the loves of her life.

Dorothy did a lot of babysitting growing up and worked at various other jobs but found her niche was still babysitting when she started working for Sandi Christensen at her daycare. Dorothy started her own daycare on May 27, 1996 in her home and continued doing daycare until her death.

Dorothy also enjoyed cooking, baking, reading, listening to the 70's music, collecting Coca-Cola items and helping others. She will be dearly missed by her family, her extended daycare families, friends and her dog, Cocoa.

Survivors include her loving husband, David; daughter, Melinda Flaten; grandsons: Cameron, Chase and Colton; mother, Delores Mastrud, Hatton; sisters: Susan (Steve) Aune, Lake City, FL; Debra (Jim) Frandson, Hunter, ND; Judy (Tim) Richardson, Deer Park, AL; Tami (Kip) Ostlie, Hatton, ND; Patty (Scott) Marks, Pierce, NE; Brothers: Gary (Marlene) Mastrud, East Grand Forks, MN; Tim (Cindy) Mastrud, Rifle, CO; and adopted brother, Rick (Emily) Guzal, Portland, ND; sister-in-law, Cathy Mastrud, Bismarck, ND; Dorothy is also survived by her dog Cocoa, many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, aunts, uncles, and all past and present daycare children.

Preceding her in death was her father, Myron; brother, Butch; brother-in-law, Mike Holkesvig; and dog, Buffy.


Monday, May 16, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

St. John Lutheran Church
420 7th Street
Hatton, ND 58240

Prayer Service

Monday, May 16, 2016
7:00 PM

St. John Lutheran Church
420 7th Street
Hatton, ND 58240

Memorial Service

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
10:30 AM

St. John Lutheran Church
420 7th Street
Hatton, ND 58240

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dorothy Flaten, please visit our flower store.


When I would pick up my grandkids, Hannah, Erik and Brooklyn, I always enjoyed visiting with Dorothy. She was so nice and fun and had such a warm welcoming smile! She will be greatly missed by all who knew her! You are all in my thoughts and prayers! Love, Leona Sparks

Leona Sparks May 17 2016 12:00 AM

I am sorry to hear about the passing of your wife Dorothy. I can remember enjoying your restaraunt in Hatton. My father and sister enjoyed coming to your place as well. We are thinking of you and are praying for you. Marvin Soliah and LuAnn Soliah

Marvin Soliah May 16 2016 12:00 AM

I had the pleasure of getting to know Dorothy through the Galde family. She was a wonderful lady! So kind and warm hearted and always had a smile and a hug! She will be greatly missed by all! Our deepest sympathies! Love, Brian, Mary, Breanne and Jase Schmidt

Mary (Sparks) Schmidt May 16 2016 12:00 AM

Rich and Rudy Brereton May 16 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sad for your loss. I know there is nothing I can do but offer love and prayers to all of you. I wish you all peace and loving memories to cherish. She is not far and her love will continue to give you happiness and strength the rest of your lives. Peace and love of our Heavenly Father be with you all. Amen

Sharli Kaltenbach May 15 2016 12:00 AM

To a very loving sister Dorothy. I miss you so much already Dorothy but you will already ways be in my heart. I so thankful that the good lord gave us some time together before he took you home. I will not say good bye because we will see and be with each other again some day. Until then I love you so much !!!

Judy&Tim Richardson May 14 2016 12:00 AM

Melinda and family, sending up prayers for all of you, to lose your Mom breaks your heart, I'm so sorry, Shari

Shari LaBine May 14 2016 12:00 AM

David, Melinda and family my heart breaks for you during your loss. Dorothy loves her family so much she would tell me this each time we would see each other! Sending prayers of comfort and hugs!! God Bless 💖

Penny Hanson May 13 2016 12:00 AM

Sorry for you loss of your wife, mother, aunt, cousin, and friend. She'll be deeply missed around the Hatton Community. God Bless her and the family!

Jeff, Tracy, Sydney,Caleb and Faith Yeargan May 13 2016 12:00 AM

Rick & Emily Guzal May 13 2016 12:00 AM

Show More Entries