Carolyn “Susie” Flynn

Carolyn “Susie” Flynn, 76, of Lake Michigan Beach, MI passed away peacefully Thursday, January 12, 2017 surrounded by family and friends at Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph.

 A Celebration of Life Service will be held 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Pastor Tom Bird officiating. Inurnment will be held at North Shore Memory Gardens in Coloma at a later date. Friends may visit from 12:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Flynn Family in c/o Sally Preto. Those wishing to share a memory of Susie online may do so at

 Susie was born October 14, 1940 to Caroll & Ethel (Barber) McClish. She worked for Whirlpool Corporation for over 30 years. On September 15, 1986 she married Robert Flynn, the love of her life, which resulted in a beautiful blended family. In her spare time she enjoyed sunsets at the beach, taking photos and most of all traveling to Las Vegas to vacation with her daughter, Sally. Bob and Susie enjoyed traveling, especially Route 66 to California during their retirement years.

 Susie is survived by her daughters Sally Preto (Norm Volpe) of Chicago, IL, Kathleen Flynn Urrea (Ray) of St. Joseph and son, Rob Flynn of Seattle, WA; six grandchildren Diane (Anthony) Barrientos of Chicago, IL, Michael Preto of Chicago, Il; Kristopher Urrea and Julianne Urrea of St. Joseph, MI, Shannon Flynn and Emmett Flynn of Seattle, WA; sister-in-law Sylvia McClish; and nephews Matt, Pat, and Chris. Susie was preceded in death by her father Caroll (Dorothy), Mother Ethel (Marty), husband Bob, and brother Don. In addition, Susie was blessed with a new great grandchild; Charlotte Marie Barrientos in October 2016. 

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