Donna G. Flynn

Donna G. Flynn, 90, of Dubuque died Friday, May 19, 2023.  Visitation will be from 3 to 7 pm Friday, June 2, at the Egelhof, Siegert and Casper Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 Kennedy Road.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at St. Anthony Catholic Church where visitation will also be held Saturday, from 9 to 10:15 a.m.  Burial will be in St. John’s-Placid cemetery.

Donna was born December 16,1932 in Dubuque County, daughter of Joseph and Irene (Casey) Urbain.  She was raised in rural Epworth and graduated from the old Epworth High School in 1951. Moving off the farm after high school, she met her future husband, John J. Flynn, dancing at Melody Mills. They married in 1956.

Donna was a wonderful lifelong homemaker who took great pride in the home John built on St. Ambrose St. in 1961. She was a longtime member of St. Anthony Catholic Church where she worked in St. Anthony’s school cafeteria for 22 years before her retirement.

She is survived by six children, Mike (Sally) Flynn of Hayden, Co., Terry (Lesley) Flynn of Dubuque, Tom Flynn of Ft. Collins, Co., Jim (Debbie) Flynn of Decorah, Bill (Stephanie) Flynn of Dubuque, and Jenny (Chris) Kelley of Dubuque; 19 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

She is also survived by a son in law, Dennis Viertel; four siblings, Jerome Urbain, Jane Sweeney, Nora (Bruce) Cottrell and Ellen Lindauer; brother in laws, Joe O’Brien and Gus Casaccio; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, in-laws William and Mathilda Flynn, an infant son, a daughter, Debra Viertel; four sisters, JoAnn Adams, Mary Lassance, Elaine Decker, Monica O’Brien; sister in laws, Ruth Urbain, Betty (Flynn) Sobieski, Jeannie (Flynn) Casaccio, Mary Flynn, and Madonna Flynn; brother in laws Dave Lassance, Lloyd Sweeney, Leonard Sobieski, Melvin Flynn; and a daughter in law, Jeanne.

There may be others.  Coming from a large family and making it to 90 years old,……  she was connected to a few people.

Her family would like to thank her lifelong friends, Luther Manor Grand Meadows, and Hospice of Dubuque for providing such great care.

A Donna Flynn Memorial Fund has been established.

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