Gary M. Flynn age 79 of Colchester, passed away at his home in Colchester, Sunday, evening, November 14, 2021. He was born December 11, 1941 in Macomb, to Dana M. Curtis and Mary I. Hoelscher. He was united in marriage to Karen Hornecker on March 1, 1964, in Augusta, she preceded him in death on March 31, 2015.
Surviving to mourn his passing are 1 Son: Kelly Flynn, Tennesse, Illinois, 1 Daughter: Geri (Kevin) Kleinkopf, Colchester, Illinois, 9 Grandchildren: Eric Blackert, Beau Schneider, Seth and Emily Flynn, Stefan Flynn (Karrah Kuykendall), Sawyer (Ashley) Flynn, Karly Flynn, Anna (Justin) Duncan, Cindy Kleinkopf, Sonya Kleinkopf, 2 Great Grandchildren: Raina Flynn, Haddix Flynn, 1 Sister: Penny (Larry) Plummer, Kingwood, Texas, 2 brother in laws: Mick and Janet Hornecker, Belton, Texas, Chris and Debbie Hornecker, Augusta, Illinois, 2 sister in laws: Dawn and Spencer Trautvetter, Loraine, Illinois, Timmie and Keith Wasson, Quincy, Illinois.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents that raised him Roy and Lora Hoelscher, 1 sister: Rhonda Plugis, and his wife of 51 years Karen Flynn.
Gary served his country in the United States Army from 1960 to 1962. Gary with his grandson Stefan as the escort got to go on the Honor Flight in 2019. He retired from Bowers in Macomb. He was a member of the Denver Illinois Masonic Lodge reaching the level of a 33rd Degree, Quincy Consistory, the Macomb Eagles Club, The Lamoine Squares Square Dance Club, of which he and Karen served as the Illinois State Chairs of Square Dance. He enjoyed restoring his grandfather’s 1949 Oldsmobile or anything that would move. He was known as a Mopar Encyclopedia. Gary also enjoyed wood working and making things for his family. When any of his grandkids had a sporting event you could always find Gary in the stands, he also enjoyed watching all kinds of sports on tv. In his early years he was very active in sports and liked to tell everyone that he was a left handed pitcher, he also coached his kids in little league. Gary enjoyed every second that he got to be with his family.
Graveside services will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at Brooklyn Cemetery in Brooklyn, Illinois, with Rev. Jim Clayton. Military Rites will be conducted at the grave by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion. Visitation with the family will be Monday, November 22, 2021, from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 8:30 A.M. Monday. Memorial is to the Colchester Rescue Squad. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
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