William "Bill" Flynn
September 10, 1931 - October 13, 2017
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Holy Cross Catholic Church
309 Desnoyer Street
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Friday 10/20, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Service
Fargo Funeral Home
400 West Wisconsin Avenue
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Holy Cross Catholic Church
309 Desnoyer Street
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Friday 10/20, 11:00 am

William J. “Bill” Flynn, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017 surrounded by his family. Bill was born on September 10, 1931 to William and Anne (Busch) in Kaukauna. Bill was a veteran having served in the US Naval Air Force during the Korean War. On September 7, 1957 he was united in marriage to…

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Dan left a message on October 20, 2017:
I did not expect this, and have a major void in my life now....sort of a big emptiness...one that cannot ever again be filled. Like Uncle Ed, Uncle Bill never did quite understand my situation really, and all both would ever talk about is Grampa's gun...each with their own conflicting notion of what I was supposed to do with it…both stating vocally and vehemently, that only their idea was the logical and sensible outcome. I'm still very attached to it…even though I no longer will shoot the old gun…but I have several of them now…a few close to being as good as new…and I do use them. Grampa's old 97 Winchester is in a lot better shape than when I got it, broken and missing parts are once again all there and it functions pretty well like new now. I could easily have repaired Uncle Bill's model 1897 for less than $20.00, but I never got that chance. He had to have a semiautomatic (Larry had one), and that is all there was to it…so his 97 was gone for next to nothing…sold as scrap…for mere parts…an ignoble fate for a very cool and unique firearm…one I would loved to have had to rebuild...just for the history behind it. An appropriate caretaker for the family heirloom has been carefully worked out...but obviously...it is finally no longer either of their concerns anymore anyway…and it always was really my choice after all…though neither of the brothers saw it that way. The big guy was closer to me than my own Dad was for most of my life, at least until these later years…he and Grampa Flynn were the real males in my life. If you look at the picture (which is great by the way), you can still see the devil in his eye…a classic Irishman...just a bigger and older kid. You simply cannot believe how much I am going to miss him. Part of me died with him last friday (friday the thirteenth once again lived up to its' reputation…it has certainly been bad luck for me). It was he and I who consoled each other when Mom died…we were on the same wave length…he was my pillar of strength. He meant more to me than even I realized. Growing up, Uncle Bill was my real male influence…the real man in my life. I have my own immediate health issues right now, and dare not travel far from home…I have been duly warned. This time I was around…not like when Uncle Ed died…not so very isolated as I was there. I did not find out about Uncle Ed dying until nearly a week after the fact…nor was I coming back from a week long camping trip…like with Tom Soward. But hey…let's face it…I would be going for him, and at this stage, my presence would not make the slightest difference to him anymore anyway. Besides…I am so very emotional now about his death…not sure I could deal with it anyway (ICYMI - since my last accident I have been an emotional disaster area…extremely hypersensitive). Good Bye Uncle Bill…I truly will miss him…miss him big time. Nothing really does last forever…absolutely nothing…that is the reality of the human existence…but he will always be alive in my mind.
Nick Vertucci left a message on October 19, 2017:
Tom, sorry for your loss, my sincere condolences. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
Jim Wells left a message on October 18, 2017:
Tom, Wishing you and your family comfort in the many wonderful memories you have of your Dad. May God Bless you and give you strength.
Maggie Clark left a message on October 18, 2017:
Tom, You and your family are in our prayers. Wishing you comfort and solace during this time. I have heard so many stories about your Dad from you. He was very special and he lives on through you.
Flavia Borovsky left a message on October 18, 2017:
Tom, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time. Take care
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Dave Schulenberg left a message on October 18, 2017:
My thoughts and prayers go out to you Tom and your family. Remember the good times and memories. You will always have them in your heart. May God bring you comfort and strength to get through this hard time. God Bless!!
Kim & Deb Gretz left a message on October 17, 2017:
Shirley, Tim, Lynn and the entire family; Deb and I would like to send our deepest sympathy to you. Bill was a wonderful man; we always enjoyed the times we got to see you all. Prayers, comfort and peace be with all!
Jeffery Romenesko left a message on October 17, 2017:
Thanks for the lessons teach.... rest in peace
Cindy Specht left a message on October 17, 2017:
Shirley, Carrie, and the entire Flynn family, my heart aches for you. I send love and prayers for comfort and peace.
Lynn Schmalz left a message on October 17, 2017:
To God be the glory for a servant of God who fought for his country and taught his fellow man. Heaven is our home...hallelujah and Amen!
Tim "Burr" DeCoster left a message on October 17, 2017:
RIP coach , never had him for a teacher , but he taught me a lot about basketball at Holy Cross in 7th and 8th grade
Becky Haen left a message on October 16, 2017:
I am so sorry! Prayers to you,Tim and family.
Laura Geraghty left a message on October 16, 2017:
Aunt Shirley, & Flynn family, you all have my deepest sympathy for the loss of Uncle Bill...he was such a wonderful man...he sure new how to light up the room...I will miss him dearly...prayers & sympathy to you all love you‚úù
Mark and Marie Kjorlie left a message on October 16, 2017:
Shirley you and your family have our deepest sympathy. We are so sorry for your loss. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers!
Michele Bruskiewicz left a message on October 16, 2017:
Tim and the Flynn family, I am sorry to hear that your father has left this world but our faith teaches us that you will have eternity together. You have so many wonderful memories of him and those will become even more precious in the days to come. Cherish the time you have with you family as you say goodbye for now.
Lisa & Gerard Flynn left a message on October 16, 2017:
Tim you have our sincere condolences on your father's passing. May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time. I hope the times you cherished with your father will always be in your heart.
Kathy Klister left a message on October 16, 2017:
Loved him as my Science teacher! He was always fair and kind.
Barb Elliott left a message on October 15, 2017:
Shirley and family, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear husband and father. He was such a kind and wonderful man...He will be missed.
Kathryn left a message on October 15, 2017:
Dear Shirley and family, Both you and Bill have been treasured friends for over half a century. Many fond memories include watching Bill on the dance floor in the Cabaret Club. For a big guy, he was amazingly light on his feet!
Brian Geraghty & Family left a message on October 15, 2017:
Please accept our condolences. May the care & love of the people around you provide comfort & peace in these passing days.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Jay Geraghty left a message on October 15, 2017:
I’m saddened by the news of uncle Bill passing on. You are a close, loving family that is a testament to your wonderful mother and father. My love and prayers go out to you all. God be with you.
Michael Amerson left a message on October 15, 2017:
My condolences to the family! Mr. Flynn was one of my teachers at both schools! I loved his classes, and he really inspired me in science. So many lives were touched by such a wonderful man and teacher...
Melissa Narans’s left a message on October 15, 2017:
I am so sorry for your loss. He was a teacher of mine and was such a wonderful positive experience. Please know he lives on in the 1,000s that he touched.
Ginny Huss Recla left a message on October 15, 2017:
So sorry to hear of Bill's passing...such a great guy! Shirley, peace to you and your family....know how much he will be missed.
Kathi Doering Bulfin left a message on October 15, 2017:
My heartfelt condolences on the passing of Mr. Flynn, my 8th grade science teacher. I thought of him often and fondly during the years as I taught 8th grade science in Bellevue, WA. He was a great role model.
Wendi Werner-Jedwabny left a message on October 15, 2017:
Prayers are with the family, he was great teacher. He will be sadly missed
Sarah Egan left a message on October 14, 2017:
May the road rise up to meet him...
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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