Hilma (Stoeckmann) Flynn
Friday, March 17, 2017 3:15 PM
Hilma Helene (Stoeckmann) Flynn, 95, of Hamburg, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice House in Chaska.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 18 at 11 a.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg with interment at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Pastor Donald Andrix will officiate. The family invites everyone to the luncheon at the church basement immediately following the service. Arrangements by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe.
Hilma Helene (Stoeckmann) Flynn was born March 25, 1921, near Hamburg. She was the daughter of August and Martha (Eggers) Stoeckmann.Hilma was baptized as an infant on April 3, 1921, and later was confirmed in her faith as a youth on April 14, 1935, both by Rev. H. Boumann at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg. Her confirmation verse was Psalm 37:37. Hilma attended Emanuel Lutheran Church parochial school in Hamburg through the 8th grade and then graduated from Glencoe High School in Glencoe with the Class of 1939.
On July 10, 1941, Hilma was united in marriage to Gilbert E. Flynn. Hilma and Gilbert made their home in Hamburg. Their marriage was blessed with six children, Terrence, Laurel, Maureen, Thomas, Kimberly and Michele. Hilma and Gilbert shared over 30 years of marriage, until Gilbert passed away on July 13, 1971.
Hilma farmed with Gilbert until he entered the service during World War II. During that time frame, Hilma worked at Munsingwear and Greyhound until the war ended. After the war, they continued to farm near Hamburg. Hilma also worked at Tonka Toys and the Young America Corporation.
She was a member at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg.
Hilma enjoyed reading, doing puzzles, flowers and watching the birds. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends.
Hilma is survived by her children, Terrence Flynn of Hamburg, Laurel Anderson and her husband, Craig, of Cook, Maureen Arnst and her husband, Steve, of Chaska, Thomas Flynn of Hamburg, Kimberly Stender of Waconia, Michele Flynn and her partner, Sanda Oslin, of Sturgeon Lake; grandchildren, Jennifer Cebulla and her husband, Dan, Jeffrey Stender, Jaclyn Stender, Julia Stender, Brian Anderson and his wife, Emily, Matthew Anderson and his fiancée, Jessica Scott and her son, Hunter, Melissa Pelzel and her husband, Richard, Stephanie Mayerle and her husband, Neal; great-grandchildren, Eric Schauer, Mya Stender, Abigail Stender, Taylor Pelzel, Jordan Pelzel, Wyatt Pelzel, Cass Mayerle, Wes Mayerle, Whitney Cebulla, Kelsey Cebulla, Owen Anderson, Camdyn Anderson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Hilma is preceded in death by her parents, August and Martha Stoeckmann,- step-mother, Emma; husband, Gilbert Flynn; brother, Walter Stoeckmann and his wife, Gladys; sisters, Bernice Pehling and Ruth Johnson.
Urn Bearers will be Hilma’s grandchildren, Jennifer Cebulla, Jeffrey Stender, Jaclyn Stender, Julia Stender, Brian Anderson, Matthew Anderson, Melissa Pelzel and Stephanie Mayerle.