Michael D. Flynn

Michael D. Flynn

May 3, 1959 – January 20, 2022

VISITATION: Tuesday, January 25th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel.  FUNERAL SERVICE: Wednesday, January 26th, 11am at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 7706 S. 96th St. in La Vista.  GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Wednesday, 2pm, Omaha National Cemetery with military honors by Benson VFW Post 2503.  Memorials are suggested to Myotonic Dystrophy Association (MDA), Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, or Child Fund International.

To view a live broadcast of the Funeral Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.


Michael “Mike” David Flynn, age 62, passed away peacefully on January 20, 2022, in Omaha, NE.  Mike was born on May 3, 1959, in Swindon, UK where his father was stationed. His father, Patrick Flynn, was a US citizen, born in Ireland, who met Mike’s mother, Daphne Pope Flynn, while serving in England in the US military.

During his father’s military service, the family lived in Florida, Germany, Kansas, Nebraska, and England. Growing up in England, Mike demonstrated his strong work ethic landing his first job at a butcher shop as a teenager. While in England he also grew to love soccer and took this passion to America where he played, coached, and found his favorite job refereeing youth soccer. He came to enjoy a variety of other sports and played baseball, racquetball, tennis, and even some American football. 

Mike graduated from Bellevue High School (NE) in 1977 and moved to San Diego, CA where he worked as a computer programmer for a food company.  After moving back to Bellevue, Mike joined the Air Force, serving 1980-1984 and being awarded the Silver Star. While in the Air Force he met his first wife, Cheryl Barnard Flynn (married 1982 – 1989). They had two children, Erin and Patrick. Following his time in the Air Force, he served in the Coast Guard for five years, 1984-1989. After his discharge, he worked for Lancer Label and Industrial Label, in Omaha, NE. Mike earned a BS in Business Management from Bellevue University in 1999.

Also in 1999, Mike married Judith Heermann Flynn. Together they enjoyed dancing, bowling, and traveling and often hosted many family and friends visiting Omaha.  Mike relished entertaining the children, regaling all with stories and challenging anyone to trivia.  His interests included history, classical rock, documentaries, action movies, and television oldies.  Mike was also an avid Celtics, Raiders, and Husker fan.

Mike resiliently faced the challenges of Myotonic Dystrophy.  Although pushed into an early retirement, he always longed to be back at work and kept himself busy.  When everyday activities became difficult, he never gave up and worked hard to maintain his strength. He was always grateful to the many doctors, caregivers, and wife Judy for continuing to support his independence. 

Michael was passionate about promoting the well-being of children around the world. He volunteered with the Special Olympics, and faithfully supported Child Fund International, Food for the Hungry, and the Native American Children’s Fund. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick and Daphne; parents-in-law, Frank and Esther Heermann; and brother-in-law, Dale Heermann. He is survived by his wife, children, sister Deborah, nephews, John and Paul Sanderson, and sister-in-law, Betty Heermann.  Mike is also survived by many extended family members throughout the world including Ireland, England, Australia, and the US. 



  • Paula Craig Posted January 22, 2022 6:17 pm

    Sending love and prayers to you and your family Judy, he’s in the arms of his Savior now.

  • Charles Koopmann Posted January 23, 2022 8:03 am


    God Bless You and your family.

  • Peggy Pelish Posted January 24, 2022 10:19 am

    Judy, You are in my thoughts. Peggy Pelish

  • Cecilia R Barron Posted January 25, 2022 9:52 am

    You and the family remain in my thoughts and prayers. Mike’s life was a special gift—a life well-lived!.

  • Meg Blair (BHS Class of 1977) Posted January 25, 2022 10:17 am

    Judy I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Kat Garcia Posted January 25, 2022 10:48 am

    It was such a blessing to know Mike and share so many laughs/stories with him in the short time that I knew him. Judy is truly an amazing woman being able to put up with the two of us! Mike is now home and at peace and will be missed every single day! Judy, my heart goes out to you and prayer go up for you. Love you bunches!

  • William Hargrove Posted January 25, 2022 11:02 am

    Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate. We have the watch now.

  • Laura Heermann Langford Posted January 26, 2022 10:52 am

    God’s blessings and peace to all-
    Betty, Sara, Laura and Patrick attending the streaming service from Colorado.

  • Karen Grigsby Posted January 26, 2022 11:42 am

    Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort.

  • Peggy Wilson Posted January 26, 2022 11:42 am

    Judy, you are in my prayers. I wish I could be there to hug you!

  • M Flynn Posted January 26, 2022 11:49 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time..

  • Helga Lára Helgadóttir & Jóhanna Birna Bjartmarsdóttir Posted January 26, 2022 11:52 am

    Dear Judy, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank you for the beautiful memories and everything you and Mike have done for us.
    With love, Helga Lára, Jóhanna and Bjartmar

  • Gary & Sue Finke Posted January 26, 2022 11:54 am

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Pam Miya Posted January 26, 2022 1:13 pm

    Judy may memories of good times with Mike offer you comfort. You are in my prayers.

  • Bernice Skinner Posted January 26, 2022 1:53 pm

    With you in spirit & pray God to help you through this difficult loss.
    Love you Judy
    Sympathy to Erin & Patrick on the loss of your Dad.

  • Jon Buchleiter Posted January 26, 2022 3:31 pm

    So thankful for all of the fun memories with Uncle Mike and glad to be able to attend the service to celebrate his life. Prayers and love!

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