Flynn, Thomas Lee
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Thomas Lee Flynn, 74, Greenwood, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, with his family by his side. A graveside service will be held at a later date.
Thomas was born on July 1, 1938, the son of Norbert John and Bernice May (Statler) Flynn in Townsend, Wis. Tom married the love of his life, Karen Lee Schmidt on Jan 10, 1966.
He worked hard all his life, starting out as a woodsmen, then working in construction, carpentry, race car driver at the Slinger Super Speedway and diesel mechanic before becoming an over the road truck driver and owner operator since 1974. Tom and Karen traveled all over the United States for many years as a team. He especially loved the Seattle area and traveling through the mountains.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman, taking his family on many memorable trips to Devil's Lake in North Dakota for the best walleye fishing in the country. His favorite was bear hunting with his girls in northern Wisconsin and spending time with family and friends reminiscing about his travels and hunting stories and playing cards with his family and friends, especially his special girl Hailey.
Tom is survived by his wife, Karen (Schmidt) Flynn, Greenwood; children, Stephen (Gay) Flynn, Greenwood; Jeff (Barb) Flynn, Menomonee Falls; Kelly (Steve) Acheson, Menasha; and Becky Flynn, Menasha; grandchildren, Jessica, Brittany, Andrea, Meghan, Hailey, Jacob, Emma, Jasmin, Stephanie, Anna, and Steven; a brother, Norbert (Coralee) Flynn, Townsend; sister, Sharon (Carl) Fisher, Girard, Kan.; and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews and friends all over the country.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Norbert and Bernice Flynn, Townsend; and his best friend, Hank Knoll, Greenwood.
Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Sept. 28, 2012