The burial will be on July 13, 2018 at 12:30 pm. That is a Friday. Burial at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, Iowa. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 6 p.m. Services held at the Poland-Thompson Funeral Home in Cameron, Missouri.  


      On July 25th , 1947 a son was born to Robert Flinn and Phyllis (Todd) Flinn in Perry, IA. Hegrewup in Adel, IA the youngest of 4 siblings. Rob joined the army in 1966, and he was deployed to Vietnam in 1968. He served in Vietnam for approximately 1 year. When he returned to the states,he was in the Iowa National Guard, being honorably discharged in 1987 as Staff Sergeant. During his military service, he was awarded: The National Service Defense Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Vietnamese Campaign Medal, The Air Medal, The Combat Infantryman’s Badge, The Bronze Star and 1 Overseas Service Bar. In 1986, Robert moved to Maryville, MO. One year later, he made his home in Cameron, MO where he resided until shortly before his death on April 23, 2018.

      On April 4, 1974, he married Jacklyn Ketcham in Perry, IA. They divorced in August 1985. The couple had three children; Shelly Haley (Shawn) of Milford, IA; Eric Flinn (Nichole) of Churdan, IA; Angie Flinn (Dan Hoffman) of Carroll, IA. Rob enjoyed spending his days on the golf course, fishing, and being outdoors. He was very active in the VFW and the American Legion in Cameron, MO. He was employed with Orscheln and did pest control for many years with Mefford Pest Control and most recently Gimson Pest Control. He also worked at Walmart for 10 years.

      Robert is survived by his three children and his grandchildren: Nicholas Flinn (Westminster, CO), Tiffany Whitver (Milford, IA), Ryan Whitver (Fort Dodge, IA), SGT. Cullin Flinn USMC (Camp Pendleton, CA), Bayllie Flinn (Jefferson, IA), Laynne Flinn (Churdan, IA), Kole Higgins ​(Scranton, IA), Kendra Higgins (Grand Junction, IA), Brooklyn Bender (Carroll, IA), and greatgrandchildren Kasen (Aurora, CO), Khloe (Scranton, IA), and Magnolia (Jefferson, IA), brotherJack Flinn (Perjo) of Tulsa, OK, and a sister residing in MN. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and his closest friends, Jeff Miles, Charlie Miles, Jimmy Gordon, and Bill Gimson.

     He was preceded in death by both of his parents, and his brother James Flinn.

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