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William 'Biff' Flowers
William Glenn Flowers (Biff to some and Willie to others) was surrounded by his family when he went home to be with his Lord on November 9, 2021, after a courageous battle with covid and cancer.
Biff was born in Rugby, ND on February 3, 1946 to Roberta and Earl Flowers. His favorite childhood memories included fishing and trapping at the river south of Towner. He was a farm boy and recounted tales of taking care of the animals during the cold ND winters. Biff graduated from Towner High School and took a job ranching in Montana where he met Claudine, his wife of 56 years. Newly married, he joined and served in the US Army Reserves before moving back to Towner, ND. He then owned and operated a NAPA store before taking an opportunity and moving the family to Homer, AK. After their kids were raised, Claudine and Biff moved back to ND, this time to Eckelson where they owned and operated Prairie Haven Campground and Hamburger Haven. Before retiring, Biff also worked at the John Deere factory in Valley City.
Biff was known for his quiet and kind personality. He volunteered for the Salvation Army for many years. He was a Royal Ranger leader. He was a surrogate father and grandfather to many who needed one. Biff enjoyed tinkering in his garage, most recently restoring his mom’s 1956 Comet. He like to garden, fish, and hunt. He was a whiz at pinochle and canasta.
In addition to his wife, Claudine, Biff is survived by his children, Roberta Flowers, Randy (Lois) Flowers, and Ray (Jaennien) Flowers; two sisters, Earlene Ward and Sydney Burkhardsmeier; he was well loved by his five granddaughters, Cailey, Hannah, Lilly, Molly and Dakota. Recently he adopted two dogs, Dusty and Daisy, who were a comfort during his illness and a continuing support system to Claudine.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roberta and Earl; his brother, Ethan; nephew, Kelly; and great niece, Neena Jo.
Family, friends and others whose lives Biff touched are invited to reminisce and celebrate his life on Monday, November 15th at 2:00 PM at the Haut Funeral Home in Jamestown, ND. Burial will take place in Sandborn, ND following a time of fellowship.
My sincere sympathy to Claudine and family! Lot of fun memories from high school in Towner! Always enjoyed visiting with Biff and Claudine! A kind gentle man with a kind gentle wife!
He will be missed! Hugs Claudine!💕🤗🙏
Gwen Green Nov 16 2021 8:20 AM
We are so sorry for your loss .. Such a great neighbor to our son. Always ready to lend a helping hand..
Tim and Joanne Ottmar Nov 14 2021 9:57 PM
Claudine and Biff stopped at Havre while on the way to Chester, Montana, to see Claudine's mother. Was so good to visit with the. We met at the Wal-Mart store. Biff went shopping while Claudine and I visited. So good to see them.God Bless the family.
Doris and Larry Jess Nov 12 2021 11:22 PM
I am so sorry for your loss! I remember when my grandma Bernice baker was alive he sat right behind us in church! I will miss him very much 😞❤️
Makayla Delair Nov 12 2021 2:01 PM
We met Biff and Claudine at their campground on our way to Alaska in 2005. We had a great time at thier campground. Claudine asked us to send them a post card when we got to Alaska. When we got to Alaska we sent them a post card. That Christmas, to our surprise, we got a Christmas card and we've been corresponding ever since. Biff and Claudine have been great prayer partners ever since.
We have really appreciated your friendship over the years.
Claudine sending you (((hugs)) ) and prayers.
❤ Doug & Colleen
Doug Colleen Smith Nov 11 2021 7:13 AM
I remember a time when Biff and Claudine lived in Fort Benton, MT. I was there visiting them one evening when Biff and myself where laying the floor talking (I do not remember it was about) when Claudine came in wanted to know if we were going to be sleeping there for the night. If I remember right we were working on some kitchen cabinets. Maybe we were talking about what we needed to do to fix them.
Cecil Walborn Nov 10 2021 8:57 PM