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MALTA-Glenn Flatt, 81, retired teacher and coach, passed away June 1, 2017 of heart failure, at St. James Hospital in Butte.

    Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Malta High School Gymnasium. Condolences for the family may be left at

    Glenn was born in Great Falls, MT on October 30, 1935 to Francis and Bernice (Brown) Flatt. He graduated from Fort Benton High School in 1954, where he was active in football, basketball and track. Following High School, he attended Montana State College (MSU) and graduated in 1958. Glenn was a member of the 1956 national Championship Bobcats and was also on the Bobcat track team.

    Glenn became a teacher and coach at Malta High School in 1959, teaching Biology and coaching football, wrestling and track. He coached football at MHS for 30 years and started Malta’s wrestling program. Glenn spent almost 57 years coaching track, with his favorite being the javelin. Glenn coached many state champions, both boys and girls. He left the classroom in 1995, becoming the Activities Director. He continued to coach the throwing events in track right up to this year’s state track meet in Butte.

    Glenn and Judy (Nordlund) were married August 25, 1956 in Dodson, MT celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary last August. They have three children; Tom, Sheryl and Mike.

    Glenn was a charter member of the Montana Coaches Association and a Montana Hall of Fame coach. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and member of the Little White Church. He loved his family; the Bobcats, the Mustangs and M-ettes.

    He is survived by his wife Judy and three children, Tom (Milissa), Sheryl (Jim O’Connor) and Mike (Ann); grandchildren: Ryan, Riley, Carly, Kelly, Thomas, Kacie, Molly, Misty and Dustin; great grandchildren: Braydon, Savannah, Aria, Chet, Fletcher and Kendall.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter and sister, Bernita Shupe.

    Memorials may be sent to the Mustang Foundation, Box 670 Malta, MT 59538 or The Little White Church in Malta.

    Glenn would be honored if you wore Mustang Blue on Wednesday.

Guest Book

From: Doug Barrett

My deepest condolences to the family of Coach Flatt.
From the first time I met Coach on the mats in 1959, I was always met with a smile and firm handshake, whether in town or on C.K ridge .
I feel privileged to have wrestled for him and been there when he started the wrestling program.
I know that he will be missed by all who knew him. Coach being a man I always looked up to.

R.I.P Coach

From: Gerald Licht

Thoughts and prayers to the Flatt Family. I will always remember our fishing trips to Canada. God has a special place for you in Heaven. Rest in Peace my friend.

From: Sharon Kindle

What a man, husband, father and educator. So many lives are better because of Glenn Flatt influence.

From: Nick Walker(son of Duane and Debbie Walker)

My condolences, thoughts, and prayers are with you all. I know how much Mr. Flatt meant to my mom, dad, and our family. He was a wonderful, kind man. My heart hurts for your family and sending love and prayers your way.

From: Mark Halvorson

My thoughts and prayers for Glenn's family. Your loss is felt by many who were influenced by Coach Flatt in the classroom and on the field. Glenn continued helping and supporting me beyond school in Malta when I student taught at MHS and as I started on my career as an educator. Rest in peace Glenn.

From: Barb Peterson

RIP to a great man

From: Jim Baldwin

I was shocked and sadden when I heard Glenn passed away. I owe a great deal of the success I have had in coaching, teaching and being administrator to Glenn. He was a vey kind and fair man and will be missed by many. My deepest condolences.

From: Dave and Theresa McCune


So sorry to hear of Glenn's passing. I know he was special to many but close to a dad to you.

God bless,

Theresa and Dave

From: Henry & Vanette Nagamori

Our condolences on your loss.

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