Kevin Flynn
Kevin Flynn, 46, of Lincoln Park died suddenly August 12 while bicycling near his family's vacation home in Harbor Country, Michigan. Kevin was born May 29, 1967, in Hinsdale to Donald F. and Beverly Flynn. He graduated from Marquette University where he was a member of the college team. In 1995 he married Susan Farley, and together they had four children, Donald Francis (16), Shannon Elizabeth (15), Brendan Edward (14) and Katherine 'Katie' Shea (12). Kevin is survived by his wife and children, his mother, a brother (Brian), six nieces, one nephew and many, many friends. Kevin learned the success of business working alongside his late father. He was Chairman and CEO of Emerald Ventures, Inc., a private investment and financial advisory company; and President of Flynn Enterprises, a venture capital, hedging and consulting firm. He also maintained business in the gaming industry and founded Blue Chip Casino in 1996. He was also a former investor and owner in the Sun Times Media Group and an active participant in the Young Presidents Organization. Of all his accomplishments, he was most proud of his family and his 26 years of sobriety. Despite a demanding business schedule, he made time to support his children's activities at St. Clement School and St. Ignatius College Prep. In addition to his family and business interests, Kevin was passionate about golf. He was a member of Beverly Country Club, Bob O'Link Golf Club, The Dunes Club, Lost Dunes and the El Dorado Golf & Beach Club. He supported numerous charitable and civic causes including St. Clement Church, St. Ignatius College Prep, Leo High School, Lincoln Park Community Shelter, Chicago Children's Museum and the Western Golf Association/Evans Scholars Program. Visitation will be Thursday, August 15 from 4 to 8PM at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lincoln Park, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Clement on Friday at 10AM. Entombment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Kevin's name to WGA/Evans Scholarships, New Care Center/Teen Recovery Scholarships and to Leo High School. For info Michalik Funeral Home 312-421-0936 or sign guestbook at
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Published by Chicago Tribune from Aug. 14 to Aug. 15, 2013.
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St. Clement Church
642 W. Deming Place, Chicago, Illinois
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Kevin was a great person .
he was so humble and down to earth person .
I think of all the repo days and not one time can I think of him being gone. till this day I remember him as a loyal and very humble employer to so many people .
it's so sad that a person with great worth ethics and inspiration to the work force of America is no longer here.
he never once doubted me when others would and always encouraged me .
what a great leader and boss ..
the best I ever had ..
never forget the people that are real nor humble to you .
thank you Kevin for just being Kevin. #humble
Jeremy Dinardo
September 11, 2016
We will remember Kevin Flynn at this year's Ride of Silence on Wednesday, May 21, 2014.
E. Adamczyk
May 20, 2014
Dear Beverly Flynn & Family,

I just found out about Kevin. I am deeply sorry for your loss. This is a prayer of St, Francis which Kevin did in his lifetime I feel reading his obituary.
St Francis Prayer

O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek To be consoled as to console;To be understood as to understand;To be loved as to love.For it is in giving that we receive;It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. He is truly born to eternal life.
May God's Blessings be on you all.

Hugs- Ms. Palma Theresa Poochigian
Kim's Mom
Palma Theresa Poochigian
January 8, 2014
I'm so sorry for your loss Sue and Flynn family. As successful as Kevin was in business, he was an even greater Family Man, kind, caring and generous.
Kevin Randall
August 26, 2013
I was shocked and deeply sadden to hear of Kevin's untimely passing. My deepest sympathy to you, the children, and family for your loss.
Elissa Pappas
August 19, 2013
Our daughter Maggie Thaxton taught two of your children at St. Clements and thought the world of Kevin and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are so with you all at this tragic time. Larry & Margaret Byrne/Denver, Co.
August 17, 2013
I am deeply saddened by your incredible loss! My heart goes out to your family.
Larry Andretich
August 17, 2013
Sue, Anne and I are so saddened by this tragic event. Our hearts go out to you and the kids. You are in our thoughts. Kevin will be missed.
Jay Monteleone
August 16, 2013
Dear Sue I just heard about Kevin. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. I will never forget or be able to repay you both for the generosity you exhibited 15 years ago after Kay's stroke. May the peace of the lord find its way into your heart to help sustain you and your family through this difficult time. Mike Breslin
August 16, 2013
Dear Susan and family, so very sorry to hear of Kevin's passing. He was a very special person and I'm sure a wonderful husband, father, son and brother. Please know you're all in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
Dujakovich family
August 16, 2013
Deepest sympathy to the Flynn family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dr. Sharon Luckhardt
August 16, 2013
Dearest Sue- We will be thinking of you and your children this morning , as we have been been since Kevin's tragic accident. Heather and Steve loved Kevin, as they do you. We send our Deepest Sympathy and much love to you all, Diane and Greg Montgomery
Diane and Greg Montgomery
August 16, 2013
May God watch over the entire Flynn family as you try to deal with the tragic loss of Kevin.
He was a first class person and will be missed tremendously by all those who knew him and by those who didn't who he routinely helped and extended a caring hand.
Don Smiley
August 16, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Kevin was a dear friend, we will miss him.

The Presnell Family
August 16, 2013
I went to grade school with Kevin and last saw him a dozen years ago at our 8th grade reunion. He was so proud of his family. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Julie Tortoriello Vainisi
August 15, 2013
Dear Flynn Family -
So sad to learn of Kevin's passing - my heart goes out to the whole family; meet Kevin through golf in Highland Park - he will be missed. Love and prayers being sent your way -
Rob Hill
August 15, 2013
To the Flynn family: My condolences in the loss of Kevin. May you be comforted that he is in a better place and with his dad. May he rest in peace. (Secretary at K&L Gates LLP [formerly Bell, Boyd & Lloyd])
Christina Danielkiewicz
August 15, 2013
Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with the Flynn family at this time of sorrow.
The Colson Family
August 15, 2013

To the family of Kevin Flynn, I hope you can draw comfort from knowing that the Biblespeaks of a time when we can all be united with our love ones who fell asleep in death. This can happen right here on earth...
August 15, 2013
I met Kevin several times at YPO events and always enjoyed our conversations of family, business and golf. He was a person I looked forward to getting to know better and I am saddened by his passing.
Our prayers are with Susan, the kids and the Flynn family. I am sorry that we will not be able to be at the wake, God Bless Kevin , Susan and the Flynn family.
Gary & Cheryl Rabine and family
Gary Rabine
August 15, 2013
Brian and Michelle - So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family.

Maureen McCarthy
August 14, 2013
Susan and family, we were saddened to hear of Kevin's passing. Please know you are in our thoughts. May the God of all comfort give you the strength to cope during this time of sorrow.
August 14, 2013
My prayers go out to Kevin's family and friends. He was an inspiring person and a real example to everyone around him. What a tragic loss.
Clarke Devereux
August 14, 2013
Our prayers are with you in this terrible time of sadness. May God bless you with His peace and comfort and fill your hearts with loving memories of Kevin.
deborah wedge
August 14, 2013
To Bob & sorry for your loss..Uncle Stan & Aunt Joanne..also to the rest of the Flynn family
August 14, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the loss of you and your family, my prayers are with you.
Michelle's Aunt, Vivian Butzow.
August 14, 2013
My sincere condolences to the Flynn family, my prayers are with you. I am the next door neighbor of Vivian Butzow, aunt of Michelle Flynn.
Eve Hobbs
August 14, 2013
Our prayers are with the Flynn family. We are so sorry for your loss. John and Melissa Rotunno
August 14, 2013
Dear Sue and family - I was very saddened to hear of your loss from my son, Jay Monteleone. He has often spoken of Kevin, your family and his pleasure in working for you. Altho no mere words I might write can ease your abysmal grief, I hope it is some small comfort to know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many at this sad time. May God bless you and give you strength now and always.
Claire Brown, Fort Worth, TX
August 14, 2013
Very sorry for your loss. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Eric Mariani
August 14, 2013
I'm so sorry for you loss. Kevin will be remembered for all he shared with others. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Christine Stefano
August 14, 2013
No words can describe our sorrow. Kevin was a very good friend. Our condolences to his family. He will be missed.
Timothy Brockdorf
August 14, 2013