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Daniel Paul Flom, 45

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Bemidji, 56619

Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

Daniel Paul Flom, 45, of BeJou, Minn., formerly of Starbuck and Bemidji, died on Monday, Sept. 4, 2006, at his home.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today at Fron Lutheran Church in Starbuck with Rev. Todd Klemme officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service today at the church. Burial will be in Fron Lutheran Cemetery in Starbuck. The Starbuck Funeral Home of Starbuck assisted the family with arrangements.

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Pallbearers will be Paul Ross, Derek Olson, David Grant, Mark Flom, Nathan Sutton and Johnathan Carlson

He was born on March 3, 1961, to Jerome and Joyce (Taallerud) Flom, in Detroit Lakes, Minn., where he started elementary school. In 1973, he moved with his family to Starbuck. He graduated from Starbuck High School in 1979. He went on to attend classes at the University of Minnesota - Crookston. He graduated with a degree in wildlife management in 1981. He continued his education at Bemidji State University. Since the early 1980s, he had been employed as a baker, most recently at Lueken's Village Foods in Bemidji.

His true passion has always involved wildlife and hunting. He was a hunting guide for McCullom's Hunting Preserve in BeJou. He raised and sold puppies, mainly Labradors and Springer Spaniels. He showed his dogs in competition and had several winners. He also trained hunting dogs and even raised cougars for a time. He was an avid hunter. His favorite hunts were pheasant, deer and bear. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited, Pheasant's Forever and Mississippi Headwaters Retriever Club. He was also a life member of the Minnesota Iron Range Retriever Club and the Red Pine Gun Dogs.

He is survived by his mother of Starbuck; brothers, Tim (Deanne) Flom of Isle and Peter (Heidi) Flom of Starbuck; sisters, Joy (Kelton) Carlson of Farmington and Carol (Brian) Sutton of Starbuck; six nieces, five nephews, one great-nephew and two great-nieces; and aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends.

He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents.

To send condolences to the family, visit www.pedersenfh.com.

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