The Rev Cathy Van Gundy offered words of comfort. Coach Chris Conner, Coach Mark Sawhill and John McLaughlin also spoke.
Recorded music was “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd, “Born Free” by Kid Rock, and “Sweet Child o’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses. Honorary bearers were Jared Garcia, Grayson Gibson, Austin Smith, Karl Krieger, Wade Hoyle, Darrin Gordon, Coach Connors and Pat Billings.
Casket bearers were Darin Newell, Clint Flack, Jimmy Scieszinski, Brandon Silbaugh, Dustin Ackerman, Dan Billings, Aaron Skalla and Connor Peacock. Interment was at Dodge Township Cemetery in Guthrie County.
Chase Allen Flack was born on November 30, 1992, in Jefferson to Brenda and Craig Flack. Chase was an adventurous, happy, life-of-the-party kind of guy who loved traveling, trying new foods, spending time with his friends and family, and most of all, making memories with his brother Clint.
During Chase’s high school years, he participated in football, track, dirt biking, and his favorite, wrestling. Chase went to state in track in the two mile and went to state wrestling where he placed third two years in a row. Chase broke records and became the all-time winningest wrestler in Ram wrestling history. Chase went on to wrestle at Iowa State and still enjoyed attending Iowa State wrestling meets with his mom.
Chase also enjoyed tailgating with friends and family and cheering on the Cyclone football team. Chase graduated from Iowa State University in the College of Business and Management in 2015. Chase worked as a project manager for Dean Snyder Construction where he became close with all of his co-workers and was known as a hard worker.
Just six short months ago, Chase met the love of his life, Hannah Woods. They were inseparable from the moment they met. Chase went on to conquer new adventures with Hannah, like, taking her skiing for the first time in Minnesota, visiting all his friends in Colorado, and climbing to Mount Everest Base Camp together. One of Chase’s biggest accomplishments was conquering the Mount Everest Base Camp trek. There was nothing he couldn’t do.
He was a happy-go-lucky guy, with the biggest heart. He was known for his positivity and lending a helping hand. It didn’t matter what you were going through; in Chase’s eyes everything was going to work out and if it didn’t he was always there to help you through it. Chase was a lover, a lover of all things, but most importantly his family and friends. Chase will be remembered for his smile that lit up the room, his positive attitude, and the outpouring love that he showed everyone. Chase impacted many people and was a positive role model for many.
Chase died June 1, 2019, in Des Moines.
Chase is survived by his parents Brenda Flack and Craig Flack, both of Jefferson; his siblings Clint Flack (Tiffanie Carey) of Jefferson and Chelsea Flack and Chantel Flack, both of Ames;his grandparents Jeanette and Tom Flack of Jefferson; his girlfriend Hannah Woods of Ames; numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives; and many friends. Chase was preceded in death by his grandparents Ron and Marilyn Hoyt, and his uncle Curt Flack.
The Chase Flack Memorial Fund has been set up and memorials may be left at Home State Bank in Jefferson.
The family was assisted by Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home of Jefferson.