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Wesley C. Flinn

Wesley C. Flinn Wesley C. Flinn, age 90, of Manhattan, died April 24, 2017 at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan.

He was born July 31, 1926, on the family farm near Wheaton, Kansas, the son of Charles Harold and Sarah “Sadie” (Holder) Flinn.

Wesley graduated from Westmoreland High School in 1944. He then served in the United States Army from 1944 to 1946 in Germany as a Private First Class in the Infantry.

Mr. Flinn was a construction superintendent for 46 years for Hunter & Lundberg Construction.

Wesley was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Manhattan. He was the superintendent on the construction of the new Sanctuary in 1963, and served on the Property/Maintenance Committee of the church for many years. Wesley loved to play baseball and played on the town team in Westmoreland, the Topeka Owls semi-pro team and also traveled to Miami, OK, to see if he could go professional and was told he was too short to play professionally. He continued to play on town teams for many years wherever he lived. He was also an avid Kansas State Football fan and had season tickets for many years after he worked on the previous new press box on the west side. He also enjoyed gardening.

On June 8, 1952, at Zion Lutheran Church near Wakeeney, Kansas. He was married to Florence Rosetta Fabrizius. Mrs. Flinn survives of the home. Additional survivors include two sister-in-laws: Lila Jean Flinn of Wamego, KS, and Marlene Flinn of St. George, KS; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wesley was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters: Lucy Prinz, Alvah Flinn, Viva Hause, Inus Hause, Dessie Springstead, Argel and Merle Flinn, Fern Grutzmacher and Rachel Oaks.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday at the First Lutheran Church, 930 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, with Pastor Jerry Reynolds officiating. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday at the Westmoreland Cemetery at Westmoreland, KS.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

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Memorial contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church or Homecare & Hospice, Inc. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

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