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Dave L. Flynn

February 2, 1931 October 30, 2009
Dave L. Flynn
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David L. Flynn, 78, was born February 9, 1931 in Worthington, MN to Frank and Alvina Flynn Sr.  He attended schools in Worthington, graduating in 1949.  He graduated from Worthington Junior College, then joining the National Guard unit that went to Camp Rucker, Alabama.  After returning to Worthington, he worked for Spomer Motors before entering the General Motors Institute in Flint, Michigan.  Upon graduation, he opened the Worthington Auto Exchange until retiring.  Dave served on the Worthington Fire Department for 20 years. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, serving as Exalted Ruler and was a member of the American Legion for many years.  Dave was a member of St Matthews Lutheran Church.  Dave was a licensed pilot who flew his own plane.  He was a member of the Worthington Woodworkers Club, creating many wonderful things.  Dave married Ruth Peterson in 1966 until her passing in 1998.  He married Arlene Elness Johnson in 2002, enjoying 7 years of marriage with Arlene and her family.  David passed away peacefully at his home on October 30, 2009 with family at his side. 
  Dave is survived by his wife, Arlene, step-daughter Gayle (Bob) Pederson of Des Moines, IA and step-daughters: Debra (Jeff) Baumgarn, Worthington; Julie (Sean) Murphy, Tokyo, Japan; Natalie (Mark) Blakely of Arlington, TX and Nichole Johnson of Worthington.  10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. 
  He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Mick Flynn, step-son Ken Peterson, and one infant brother.
    Memorial services will be at 10:30 am on Monday November 2, 2009 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Worthington, with Pastor Tom Braun officiating. A family burial will be at St. Kilian Catholic Cemetery
    Visitation will be from 4-7 pm on Sunday November 1, 2009 at Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.

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