The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

February 19, 2013

Franklin ‘Frank’ Flynn

Clinton Herald

CLINTON, THOMSON, Ill. — Nov. 8, 1932 - Feb. 18, 2013

Franklin “Frank” L. Flynn, age 80, of Clinton, Iowa, formerly of Thomson, Illinois, died Monday, February 18, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center North in Clinton, Iowa.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Thomson. Cremation rites will be accorded. A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established in Frank’s memory. Condolences may be shared at

Frank was born November 8, 1932, at home in Harmon, Illinois, the son of James Leroy and Edna Marie (Paschal) Flynn. He was educated in Fulton schools. Frank honorably served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. On July 30, 1955, Frank married Irene Mae Kehring in Clinton, Iowa. Irene passed away in June of 1997. Frank farmed with his father in Albany, Illinois, and later worked for Pillsbury in Clinton. Frank also drove truck for Van Zuiden Trucking in Albany until he became an owner operator over the road truck driver retiring in 1997. During his retirement, he started Frank’s Taxi Service in Clinton.

Frank was a member of the Donald Ashpole American Legion Post #1025 in Thomson for many years.

Frank will be dearly missed by one son, David Flynn, of Camanche, Iowa; two daughters, Susan (Roger) Dierks of Clinton, Iowa, Sharon (Thomas) Dyson of LaCrescent, Minnesota; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren with two on the way; two brothers, Mike and Bill; six sisters, Lucille, Mary, Lorraine, Arlene, Carol, Bonnie; and special friends, Chris, Casie, Chase.

Frank is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Irene; son, Dale; and a brother, Joe.

Death date: Feb. 18, 2013