ABERDEEN — John Paul Flolo was born on July 5, 1930, to Lloyd and Ann (Artz) Flolo in Aberdeen. He attended Sacred heart Parochial School until 1944. When the family moved to Ellendale, N.D., he attended junior high school at St. Johns in Collegeville, Minn. In 1947 the family moved to Huron and John started his sophomore year at Huron High School and graduated in 1949.
John joined the National Guard when he was 18. His unit was activated into the army due to the start of the Korean War. He was stationed in Kodiak, Alaska. Following his honorable discharge as a Master Sergeant, John went to South Dakota State University, graduating with a degree in Animal Husbandry. John then continued his education at Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in June, 1961 with his Docotor of Veterinary Medicine degree. During this time John met his future wife, Helene, whom he married in 1959. After graduating from veterinary school, John and Helene moved to California.
John eventually opened his own small animal veterinary practice in San Jose, Calif. specifically in the area of Almaden Valley. Upon retirement, John worked part time for a mobile vaccine company.
John was active in each church he attended. His passion was the Lord, family, friends and his church family. He was a Gideon and helped to support CVM (Christian Veterinary Mission) especially several veterinary missionaries in Africa. John always spoke about his eternal home in heaven and looked forward to seeing the Lord Jesus face to face.
John loved to hunt, fish, camp, ride horseback and spend time with his family and friends. He had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh.
John is survived by his wife, Helene; his son, Mark Flolo of Nevada; his daughter, Lorri Ainsworth; sister, Shirley Bahde of Aberdeen; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Tom Flolo and nephew, James Flolo.
John went to be with the Lord on Sunday afternoon, July 21, 2013, at home with his wife Helene and his daughter, Lorri at his bedside. He was 83 years old and will always be remembered as “young at heart”.
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