Milton “Jack” Flynn, 98
Published 8:14 am Thursday, May 23, 2019
Milton “Jack” Flynn, 98, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019, at Comforcare – Good Samaritan Society in Austin.
Milton Alexander “Jack” was born July 11, 1920, in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada, to John Milton and Ida Pritchard (Irvine) Flynn. At the age of seven, Jack’s family moved to the United States. He graduated with the Class of 1939 from Austin High School. Jack was united in marriage to Lillian Marie Schumacher on Dec. 22, 1941, in Austin. He entered military service in the U.S. Army Air Corp in November of 1942. Jack served overseas during World War II until his honorable discharge in December of 1945.He and Lil raised their five children and resided in Austin their entire married life. Jack had a long career as a mechanic first class with Hormel in Austin.
An adventurer by nature, Jack enjoyed fly-fishing, golfing, scuba diving and backpacking. He loved boating and taught many people how to water ski. He was a devoted Boy Scout leader for Troop 110 in Austin for many years. Jack was a faithful member of the Christ Episcopal Church.
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He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jeffery Flynn; granddaughter, Brianna Koepp; great-grandson, Gabriel Bradley; brothers, Bob Flynn and Don Flynn; sisters, Lois Gale, Doris Shimanek and Patricia Engen; and daughter-in-law, Margo Jean Flynn.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian; children, Patty (Larry) Heimsness, Tom (Sharon) Flynn, Steven (Margo) Flynn and Erin (Todd) Koepp; Jeffery’s spouse, Dave Kohn; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Christ Episcopal Church, 301 Third Ave. NW in Austin, with Father John P. Sullivan officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Military rites will be conducted by Olaf B. Damm VFW Post 1216 and Austin American Legion Post 91. Interment will be in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.