Austin Douglas Flom

of Midland, South Dakota, died on Sunday, September 22, 2019
at his home south of Midland at the age of 33

Austin Douglas Flom, better known as “Zek” to his family and friends, was born in Fort Worth, Texas to Claude and Mary Jo (Jones) Flom. The family moved to Colorado in 1991 where he graduated in 2004 from Mountain View High School in Loveland, Colorado.

Austin went to WyoTech where he earned his degree as a certified mechanic. He was very much a car enthusiast. Austin was so knowledgeable about cars he could carry on for hours about different cars, their engines, their performance, and on rare cars, he could tell you how many were produced. Because of his love for cars, he collected several hundred hot wheels.

Austin was very well read and was always saying “here’s a fun fact….” about almost any subject. He was also a very talented artist and enjoyed photography. Austin was also very witty with a great sense of humor. Sometimes a little Norwegian (our family knows about the Norwegian thing)!

Austin also loved to listen to music. He had several “this is my favorite songs”, and with each favorite song, the radio got louder.

Austin did not always show it, but he had a very caring and giving heart. He surprised us with unexpected gifts, especially to his nephews. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Grateful for sharing his life include his mother Mary Jo Jones of Midland; his father Claude Flom and Austin’s step-mother Willy of Loveland, Colorado; his sister Marinda Parks of Midland; his brother Landon Flom of Manhattan, New York; three nephews Cody Flom of Loveland, Colorado, Teagan B. Flom-Parks and Asher Parks both of Midland; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Claude and Margaret Flom; his maternal grandparents Tom and Mary Jones; aunts Lana (Jones) Sanftner, Peggy (Flom) Standiford; an uncle Leonard flom; and a cousin Sara Flom.

A visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, September 26, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Midland.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 28, at the Midland Cemetery.

Celebration of life services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 28, at the Midland Food & Fuel in Midland with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating.

Service Details

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3-5 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church
Midland, South Dakota

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 1:30 p.m.
Midland Cemetery
Midland, South Dakota

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 2:00 p.m.
Midland Food & Fuel
Midland, South Dakota

Marinda (Flom) Parks - Vocalist
"Dancing In The Sky"

Pastor Kathy Chesney

Guest Book

Our hearts are broken hearing about Austin. Loving prayers and warm heartfelt condolences, to all the family.

   ~ Ted & Elpida Aravidis North Carolina (10/20/2019)
We are so saddened to hear of Austin's passing. Sending our love to you all.
   ~ The Alvarez Family Wisconsin (9/25/2019)
Love you guys.
   ~ Brian, Ginny and kids Fort Collins, CO (9/25/2019)
our synpathys in the lose of your son. nothing can prepare you for such a tragedy. our prayers are with you.
   ~ Rex and Linda Woitte Rapid City, S. Dak (9/26/2019)
Our hearts are broken hearing about Austin. Loving prayers and warm heartfelt condolences, to all the family.

   ~ Ted & Elpida Aravidis North Carolina (9/28/2019)
Our prayers and hearts are with you all. Our deepest sympathy.
   ~ Kaydee and Chad Short Dallas, TX (9/29/2019)
I'm so sorry. My heart is with you all. There are no words.
   ~ Jessica Walsh New Orleans (9/25/2019)
   ~ Ed and Dixie Midland (9/24/2019)
So sad. My sympathies.
   ~ Gary Gustafson Las Vegas (9/24/2019)
We are so sad to hear this. Our love to all the family.
   ~ Karen and Terl Robinson Loveland, CO (9/24/2019)
We are so sorry for your loss,,,, many prayers for all...
   ~ Sid and Lesa Addison Tuthill SD (9/24/2019)
Deepest condolences.
   ~ Chris Anderson Fort Collins (9/28/2019)
My heart hurts with you all.
   ~ Patrice Kelley Woodland Park, CO (9/25/2019)
   ~ Denise Simons Philip (9/24/2019)


The Aravidis Family
The Standifords and Bulfour Families
Ed & Dixie Kaydee & Chad Kathy & Dave Steve & Stacy and Families
Aunt Ann Jeffery, Mark, Jana and Jessica