Lyman Fluckiger (1930 - 2016)

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Lyman Burton Fluckiger
May 27, 1930 - June 21, 2016
Lyman Burton Fluckiger, was born May 27, 1930 in Afton Wyoming to Lyman Wilford Fluckiger and Calpurna Burton Fluckiger. He was the youngest of four children. He was named Lyman after his father. He was known as L. Burton by his family and friends while in his youth. He was nicknamed Burt for short by his wife during his married life.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 25th at the Caldwell 10th Ward LDS Chapel located at Karcher and Farmway in Caldwell. Viewing will be held on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. also at the Church and one hour prior to services at the Church on Saturday. Burial will be held at the Bramwell Cemetery in Emmett at 12:30 p.m. Services are under the direction of the Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett.
He finished Jr. College before serving a mission. He served an LDS Mission to Minneapolis, Minnesota from 1950-1952. He entered military service in the Korean War in 1952. He was well educated. His life profession was as a dentist. He previously became a machinist by trade with his Associate Degree and also a School Teacher with his Bachelors Degree. He graduated from Dixie College, Utah State University, & University of Nebraska, respectively.
He met Valene Bradshaw while living in Emmett, Idaho after his mission. His family had recently moved to Emmett. Valene thought he was the most handsome young man that had ever graced the doors of her church. He was married to Valene Bradshaw on May 20, 1954 in the Logan Temple in Logan, Utah.
He was a kind, gentle, and forgiving man. He was strong and industrious even until the end. He was a devoted father and husband. He loved and served his family, friends, and God. School came easy for his children as he could personally tutor them in math, science, and many other subjects. He loved adventure and he loved the outdoors. He spent many summers on the 50-mile hike with the scouts. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was very creative and a crisis was never a crisis for him as he could always figure out a solution. At family gatherings, he never passed up a chance to tell a good joke.
He believed in giving service to others. He served in many callings in his church. He was Stake and Ward Mission Leader, Bishopric Counselor, Stake Clerk, Scout Leader, and Sunday School teacher to name a few. He was very well read and an amazing scriptorian. He served a mission with his wife Valene. He often worked on the church farm even up until this spring. He donated his dental services to those in need.
He passed away unexpectedly while in good health. He died at home peacefully on June 21, 2016 of natural causes.
He leaves behind his wife Valene Bradshaw Fluckiger , seven children: Ilene Fluckiger Kuhns, Debra Fluckiger Matheson (Kirk), Cris Bradshaw Fluckiger (Mickie Ashdown), Michelle Fluckiger, Dirk Bradshaw Fluckiger (Sherene Jensen), Tracy Fluckiger Rummler (Russell), Jared Bradshaw Fluckiger (Kendra Hogg), 21 grand-children, and 2 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Lyman Wilford and Calpurna Burton Fluckiger and his three siblings: Hubert Burton Fluckiger, Don Burton Fluckiger, and Louise Fluckiger Stirling.
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on June 24, 2016
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