William B. Flynn

William B. Flynn

The following article is from the Duluth News Tribune, March 21, 2016:

William B. Flynn, 73, of Duluth, passed away like a true Irishman on St. Patty's day, March 17, 2016.

Bill served in the Marine Corps from 1960 to 1964-DI, Army from 1964 to 1967-SGT, and Army Reserves from 1980 to 1983, but "Once a Marine, always a Marine."

Bill became a wounded warrior during his deployment in Vietnam. He was a disabled vet due to exposure to Agent Orange, which ultimately took his life.

Bill was so proud of all his sons and his grandsons, who all became Marines. Despite his health issues, he was an avid fly fisherman who loved all fishing. He was the best stern paddler and canoe packer. In the 28 years of trips to BWCA and Quetico, he never flipped a canoe.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard "Bud" and Pearl Flynn. He is survived by his loving wife, Judy Marciniak-Flynn and his beloved children: Chuck, David (Army), Leslie, William J (Lorie), and Joseph (Miharu) Flynn, Jennifer Forstrom-Kent (Rod) and Ryan '4-low' Forstrom (Terri); his grandchildren; Kara, Ashley, Sarah, Heather, Nicholas, Riley, Marcelo, Mimi Mariposa, Harison, Izabella, Katrina, Jaxsen, Genavieve, Owen, and Thor.

PRAYER SERVICE: 5 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 2016 with an Irish Wake to follow at VFW Post 137, 2024 W. Superior Street, Duluth. A private burial service with full Military honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. later this spring

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