Obituaries

Karl R. Flodstrom

July 5, 1947 - February 13, 2019

Karl Flodstrom, 71, of Batavia passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.  It is with our deepest sorrow, we say good-bye to a good and kind man; who lived his life with malice toward none, charity for all, and with a life-long love of books and learning.  He graduated from Batavia High School, then completed his college degree from Knox College.  Following college, he worked as a credit counselor at several non-profit agencies for many years.

He leaves behind a loving wife of 38 years, Kathryn (nee. Gunnarson) Flodstrom; beloved daughter and son-in-law, Sonia (Wesley) Anderson; a dear son, Alexander Flodstrom; two cherished grandchildren, Clara and Ben Anderson; three sisters, Marguerite Larson, Dorothy Patzer and Maj Olausson; two brothers, Sven and Gus Flodstrom and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sven and Karin Flodstrom; two brothers, John and Ingemar Flodstrom and two nephews.

All services will be held privately at Moss Family Funeral Home, Batavia.  Interment will take place this spring at River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia. 

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Karl’s name may be made to the Batavia Public Library.

Guest Book

  • Kelly Tadie Dear Aunt Kathryn, Sonia and Alex. John and I are so sorry for your loss. I have many wonderful memories of Uncle Karl and will cherish them all. He was a kind, sweet man. We will miss him.
  • Cyndee Patzer I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Karl’s passing. His kindness and love shined through always. Love to you all.
  • Sharon Waters My condolences to the family.
  • Janet Lagerloef Dear Kathryn, Sonia, and Alex, I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Karl was a very special uncle. He never forgot a birthday and always treated family with the utmost love and respect. Rest In Peace Uncle Karl. You were one of a kind. I will never forget you.