Hawarden, IA: Stuart Flynn, 79, of Monticello, Georgia, formally of Hawarden, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Hawarden Regional Healthcare. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 9 at 2:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden with Pastor Brian Quall and Pastor Wayne Wasta officiating. Burial will follow at Grace Hill Cemetery in Hawarden. Visitation, with the family present, will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Hawarden Historical Society.
Stuart Flynn was born July 5, 1938 in Sioux City, Iowa to Walter and Carrie (Lilja) Flynn. Stuart graduated from Hawarden High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Southern State Teacher’s College in Springfield, South Dakota. He completed additional graduate studies at the University of South Dakota, Wayne State College, Morningside College and Sioux Falls College (University of Sioux Falls). Stuart taught industrial technology for 34 years in several schools including, Sioux City Community School District, Westfield High School, Central High School and Sioux City North High School.
Stuart was an avid comic book collector and had a WWII collection of “Homefront” items. He was involved in WWII memorials, recognizing many flight crashes and victims. In his early youth, he was a prolific backpacker. Stuart was a charter member of the “Spike Club”. He was a former member of the Associated Church in Hawarden. He moved to Georgia and was married to Andrea Knudson on May 24, 2009. He became a stepfather, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a resident of Turtle Cove on Jackson Lake.
Stuart is survived by his wife, Andrea; stepchildren, David Knudson, Jodi Leidholm, and Anna Platt; 5 step grandchildren, 2 step great grandchildren; brother, Taylor (Kathleen) Flynn; 4 nephews, Grant, Paul, Jay, and Colin Flynn; 4 great-nephews; and his special pet, Harry the cat.
Stuart was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Carrie.