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Gordon Flinn



Gordon Flinn, 87, passed away on June 16, 2022, in Des Moines, IA. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in August.


Gordon was born on January 20, 1935, to Glenn and Florida (Acheson) Flinn in West Des Moines, Iowa. Gordon will be remembered for his love of fishing and catching anything that was in the Raccoon River, sprint car racing, and the Green Bay Packers. Most of all, Gordon will be remembered for how much he loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Gordon is preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Brandy Flinn; siblings; and his parents-in-laws, Jack and Zita Smith.


Gordon is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jean; children, Tina (Lee) Harker, Bill Flinn, and Carla Riley; grandchildren, Danielle McCarville, Devin (Amanda) Harker, Garrett (Alexandra) Harker, Alexander Flinn, Jack Riley, and Shelby Riley; great-grandchildren, Milo, Jackson, Ben, Ember, and one more to come by the end of June; and many extended family members.


Memorial contributions for Gordon Flinn can be addressed to family for later distribution.