Edwin S. “Ed” Flatoff, 81, Stevens Point, a retired Copps Co. executive and South Point Restaurant owner, died at home Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
Services were held Monday April 9, at the Shuda Funeral Chapel in Stevens Point.
Visitation was at the funeral home Sunday, April 8, and again Monday.
Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mr. Flatoff was born Feb. 28, 1937, in Stevens Point, the second child of the late Stanley and Agnes (Slusarski) Flatoff. He attended Jackson Elementary, St. Peter Catholic School and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School.
He was married to Terrie Johnston Aug. 9, 1958, and they celebrated 59 years of marriage.
He attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) where he studied business. At UWSP, he was a charter member of Epsilon Nu chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon.
He started his career with the Copps Corp. as a carry-out boy and retired 47 years later in 2000 as the vice president of Independent Store Operations.
He and his wife purchased South Point Restaurant in 1976 and ran it together for 40 years before passing it on to their daughter Kelly (Flatoff) Jurgella.
He was involved in many different aspects of the community, such as the Knights of Columbus, the Boys Club, St. Joseph’s Holy Name Society, the United Way of Portage County, and being a Charter member of the Noon Optimist Club. He was also a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where he served as an usher and was on the financial committee.
He made frequent trips to Las Vegas, their hunting cabin in Mosinee and their fishing cabin in Upper Michigan.
Survivors include his wife, Terrie; four sons, Brad (Barb) Flatoff, Blake (Paula) Flatoff, Kevin (Jodi) Flatoff and Barry (Diana) Flatoff; one daughters, Kelly (Eddie) Jurgella; one sister, Adeline Flatoff; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.