Delbert O. Flinn

November 10, 1928 - August 28, 2015

Delbert O. Flinn

November 10, 1928 - August 28, 2015


Delbert Orlin Flinn passed away peacefully on August 28, 2015. He was born in Bellingham on November 10, 1928 to Grover and Almina (Sargent) Flinn. He graduated from Bellingham High School in 1946. Delbert served in the Korean War, receiving two purple hearts.
Delbert had a passion for fishing. He was a great cook and loved to eat. He went out for breakfast with his friends every morning and he attended his class luncheon’s every month.
Delbert loved playing cribbage with his family, playing solitaire for relaxation, going to library to pick out his favorite books, and watching the Seahawk and Mariner games.
Delbert is survived by his wife Sandy; sons Brad (Anne) and their children Alex and Frances, Chris (Teresa) and their children Morgan and Molle; son-in-law Bill Nance (Cherie- deceased) and their children Christian (Jennifer) and son Gier, Lissa (Jeff) Bryn; brother Jim.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Louise and his brother Larry.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, September 8th at 10:00 am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bellingham. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may go to Whatcom Hospice House or Trinity Lutheran Church.

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: September 8, 2015 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Location: 119 Texas Street Bellingham, WA 98226 - (Get Directions)

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2 responses to Delbert O. Flinn

  1. Very sad to see the notice in the paper. Del, and my dad, Clem Ford, along with one other friend, Vale Baklund were three great fishing buddies. I have no doubt, the ” three amigos” are all fishing together, once again, in the great pond in the sky. Our condolences to all of the family.

  2. We were very sad to see Del’s obituary. Years ago we bought a big, old home & whenever we were ready for another room of carpet, we’d go see Del. When we were ready to graduate from ‘tenting’, we bought our first little travel trailer from Del. Then I (Kathy) use to get to wait on him / them when they would come in to eat at Hong Kong Garden. Always SO friendly, kind, & fun whenever we ran into him, we’d chat and ‘catch up’.Sending our love and sympathy to all of you,
    Kathy and Hank Poortinga

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