Obituary: Elgin Flott
Elgin Lee Flott, 89, of Sabetha died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at the Apostolic Christian Home.
Elgin was born June 24, 1929, in Omaha, Neb.
He lived his youth in Sabetha, graduating high school to then attended and graduated from The University of Kansas in 1951 with a B.S. in Geological Sciences. Elgin served during the Korean Conflict in the Air Force from 1951 to 1953.
While at KU, he met Elizabeth K. Wood of Cherryvale. They married June 9, 1951, and were married until Libby’s death on Nov. 13, 1964. To this union were born three children, all surviving: Rebecca W. Fitzgerald, 66, of Fort Collins, Colo.; Drex B. Flott, 64, of Topeka; and Nancy E. Callahan, 58, of Crandon, Wisc.
After Libby’s passing, Elgin met Dorothy L. Gerber of Topeka, and they were married on Jan. 20, 1967. Blending the two families, Dorothy had two children, both surviving: Lucinda L. Sackett, 60, of Ashville, N.C.; and Mike J. Gerber, 63, of Topeka.
After his military service, he worked as a Geologist for Ohio Oil in Salt Lake City, Utah, and worked as a Water Geologist in Santa Ana, Calif. Elgin then joined his father Lee and Uncle Charles, buying into Flott Insurance in Sabetha. With children raised, Elgin and Dorothy sold the family business in 1980 and moved to Cortez, Colo. He worked for Pri-Mac Insurance until his retirement.
Elgin and Dorothy enjoyed hiking and camping together, and traveled to the Canyon Lands of Utah, and the mountains of Colorado — often sharing their passion for adventure with family and friends. They later moved back to Sabetha, living out the rest of their lives. Dorothy preceded Elgin in death on Aug. 27, 2016.
In addition to his children, Elgin also is survived by his sister, Martse Locher, 79, of Austin, Texas; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha, with a luncheon at Buzz Café following the service.
The Sabetha Herald 9/26/2018