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George W. Flanagan

June 16, 2020


George W. Flanagan, 72, of Leisure Lake formerly of Dubuque passed away peacefully on June 16, 2020 at home surrounded by family.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 19th, 2020 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, June 18th, 2020 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory. We remind you to practice the social distancing guidelines and if you are not able to attend the service a live stream will be on the funeral home’s Facebook page.

George was born on July 3, 1947 in Dubuque, Iowa the son of George and Enid (Rudd) Flanagan. He married Mary Lou Cornwell on June 11, 1966 at St. Raphael Cathedral.

George worked for H & W Motor Express for 30 years until retirement. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 421 and the Teamsters Retirees.

He is survived by his wife Mary Lou; children, George (Lisa) Flanagan Jr., Tom (Stacy) Flanagan, Mike (Peggy) Flanagan and Bob (Tina) Flanagan. Grandchildren, Olivia, McKinzie, George III, Jon, Cory, Matt, Dylan, Logan, Connor, Taylor and Charley. Step grandchildren Olivia (Kevin Scheffert) Leslein and Brittany and James Gaylord. Four great grandchildren and four step great grandchildren along with his sister-in-law Phyllis Lang.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his mother and father-in-law Alfred “Red” and Betty Cornwell and members of their family including 6 brothers-in-law and 3 sisters-in-law.

The family would like to thank Dr. Eric Engelman, the Oncology Department, the 3rd floor staff at Mercy, Hospice of Dubuque, Marvin Ney with Paramount Ambulance for all the wonderful care and kindness they gave George.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Freedom Center or Hospice of Dubuque.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of George W. Flanagan, please visit our floral store.


June 18, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory
2595 Rockdale Road
Dubuque, IA 52003

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