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Virgil D. Flaugh

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COLERIDGE - Virgil D. Flaugh, 91, Coleridge, previously of rural Hartington, died Jan. 25, 2021, at the Park View Haven Nursing Home, Coleridge.

Funeral services will be Jan. 30, at 11 a.m. at the Skylon Ballroom, Hartington.

Burial will be at the Hartington City Cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday, at the Skylon Ballroom, from 9:30 a.m. until service time. Face masks and social distancing are required for the visitation and funeral. You may also watch a live stream of the funeral at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington.

Virgil was born June 13, 1929, to Ray and Florence (Collier) Flaugh, rural Hartington. until the and then attended Virgil attended country school until the eighth grade and then attended high school in Hartington for a week. He decided it was more meaningful to him to stay home and help his father on the farm. As a young man, Virgil made his choice to obey and follow God’s plan for him.

Virgil began farming with his father, Ray, and a brother, Ralph, raising hogs, cattle, and farming the land. Virgil married Ruth Conners Feb. 11, 1952, in Laramie, Wyo. Four children were born and they were raised on a farm southwest of Hartington. Virgil was never afraid to work and made it enjoyable for those working alongside him. He enjoyed and felt it important to attend the annual church conventions with his family. Virgil and Ruth served God faithfully all their years. They always enjoyed entertaining their many dear friends and family, where Virgil many times shared his comical, kind and witty sense of humor. His faithful spirit and sensible advice will be missed by many.

Virgil is survived by one daughter, Patty (Darrell) Doering, Conrad, Mont.; son, Rodney (Deb) Flaugh, rural Hartington; daughter-in-law, Debbie Flaugh, Washington; son-in-law, Dexter Ellis, Sioux Center, Iowa; sister, June (John) Weber, Plainview; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Virgil was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruth, Nov. 8, 2020, at the age of 92; daughter, Eva Ellis; son, Douglas; two brothers, Ralph and Donny; and sister, LaVaughn Larson.