Steven Walter Flinn, 59, of Elmwood, passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021, surrounded by loved ones. Born November 1, 1961, to Harold and RuthAnn Flinn, Steve lived a life of adventure and excitement. Steve grew up riding his motorcycle with his best friends across the Maquon countryside. It was not too long after high school that Steven met the love of his life, Susan (Turner). They married August 8, 1981, and enjoyed almost 40 years of wonderful marriage. Together, they had three children, Mallory (Steve) Miller of Elmwood, Drew (Leslie) Flinn of Peoria, and Graham (Marykate) Flinn of Glen Carbon IL. Steven loved many things in life. As an avid motorcyclist, Steven traveled across many states, countries, and continents on his trustee KTM Motorbike. When Steven was not on the road, you could find him in Peoria managing his property business, or at home tinkering with whatever creative project he had going on. Though the open road was his place for adventure, he loved nothing more than spending time with friends, family, and his wonderful grandchildren, Jack, Harrison, Evelyn, & Lillian Miller and Leona Flinn.
Steve is survived by four siblings, Patricia (Charles) Brown of Galesburg IL, Doug (Tamara) Flinn of Centerburg OH, Edward (Claire) Flinn of Bettendorf, IA, and Mary (Arno) Peterson of Naperville IL; and brothers-in-law Bob (Carolyn) Turner and Mark (Christine) Turner, both of Berwyn PA; and mother-in-law, Janet Turner (the late Bob) of Elmwood. He is preceded in death by his parents, RuthAnn & Harold Flinn.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the First Presbyterian Church in Elmwood. A memorial service will immediately follow at 12:00 p.m. held at the church, followed by food and fellowship.
Memorials may be made to Siteman Cancer Center or (AMA) American Motorcyclist Association.
To leave online condolences please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com
Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Elmwood is in charge of arrangements.
Our thoughts and prayers have been with you all. May the Lord’s presence bring you all comfort. Your Family holds a very special place in our hearts. With our love Deanna Carlock Gagalis & Family
Mark Ellison put it perfectly. This is so sad. :-(
Our most sincere condolences to Susan and her family that God decided to call Steven home while still in the prime of his life. Please take solace in knowing that he still remains in your heart and that he will be waiting for you in heaven.
Oh that smile with the little laugh! He was a great friend and a true joy to be with; wether it be a long adventure ride, a short day ride or just a visit. You will be missed, but never forgotten!
Psalm 30:5 says, “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Our sympathies with love. Pat and Terry Houston
Mallory and family,
I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Ride on Steve!
My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family, Please take comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God who knows every detail about him and will bring him back again in the very near future. John 6:40
I've known Steve his whole life and I've ridden with him several times throughout the years.
He was my brother's best friend. He always had a smile. The whole Flinn family are wonderful people and great neighbors and Steve was no different. I can't believe he's gone ! i will think of him every time I ride.
My sympathy to the entire family. Steven was such a very nice person. Thoughts and prayers!
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