Janice Marie Flynn, 77, formerly of Fort Myers, Florida, died peacefully on February 12, 2019, at The Woodlands, The Meth-Wick Community in Cedar Rapids, Iowa of complications from dementia of the Alzheimer’s type. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 15, at All Saints Catholic Church. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 14, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Cedar Memorial.
Jan was born at Mercy Hospital, Cedar Rapids on May 30, 1941, the daughter of Marcus L. and Helen A. Oberreuter. She attended Immaculate Conception grade school and three years of high school before transferring to the new Regis High School for her senior year. She was a member of the first graduating class of Regis High School in 1959. She received certification as a Registered Nurse from St. Ambrose School of Nursing in 1962.
Jan married Donald E. Flynn, August 25, 1962 at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Norway, IA. For the next eight years she moved around the country as a military spouse with her husband, a U.S. Air Force officer.
In 1971, she returned to Cedar Rapids and raised her family. She was very active in volunteer work with many organizations including All Saints Church and School, Regis High School, Mercy Hospital Auxiliary, the Junior League, Questors and P.E.O. She was a member of St. Monica’s Circle at All Saints. She had a talent for decorating and remodeling homes. She led projects to remodel the All Saints Parish Rectory and the All Saints Sister’s home. She was involved in many Mercy Auxiliary Decorator Showcase Home projects. In 1980 she remodeled a Sanibel, Florida condo and after a few years sold it. That started a hobby/business for her, remodeling and “flipping” condo’s in Florida. She was always ready to help someone with decorating, even in her final days, directing the furnishing of her apartment at The Meth-Wick Community.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Donald E. Flynn and their children, Ann Hammond, husband Chuck of Cedar Rapids and their three children Charlie of Bristol, England, Katie of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Oliver of Baltimore, Maryland; Michael and wife Laura and their four children, Eric, Ryan, Bennet and Audra of Lake Forest, Illinois; Patricia Noel and husband Michael of Milwaukee and their three children, Jack of Reno, Nevada, Elizabeth and Annabel of Milwaukee; her sister Jeanene R. Delaney of Fort Myers, Florida and brother Richard J. Oberreuter, also of Fort Myers; aunts Sister Mary Ann Becker of Cedar Rapids and Sister Marlys Becker of Dubuque. She is also survived by her brothers-in-law, James R. Flynn, M.D. (Sharlene) of Cedar Rapids and William J. Flynn (Linda) of Littleton, CO, her sisters-in-law, Margaret L. Flynn and Helen E. Flynn, both of Cedar Rapids.
She was preceded in death by her parents and stepfather Glenn D. Boddicker.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jan’s name to All Saints Church, Community Free Health Clinic, or The Meth-Wick Foundation.