Thomas W. Flannagan -- Austin

AUSTIN -- The funeral for Thomas W. Flannagan was Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Gnesen, near Duluth, with the Rev. Jerome Weiss officiating.

Mr. Flannagan, 70, of Duluth, formerly of Austin, died Aug. 19, 2002, at his home.

He was born in St. Paul, grew up in Onamia, Minn., and Wahoo, Neb., and received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota and a master's degree in vocational rehabilitation from Mankato State University. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. Mr. Flannagan was executive director of Cedar Valley Rehabilitation Workshop in Austin for 12 years and then was executive director of Goodwill Industries in Duluth for about 20 years until his retirement in 1979. He was a national surveyor with the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities based in Phoenix. He was a member of the Duluth Kiwanis Club and Ducks Unlimited and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Survivors include his wife, Ann; three sons, Daniel Patrick of St. Paul, William Thomas of Duluth and John Arthur of Minneapolis; two daughters, Molly Ann (James) Chihak of Madison, Wis., and Susan Jo Flannagan of St. Paul; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Josephine Ida Wubben.

Bell Brothers Funeral and Cremation Service in Duluth was in charge of arrangements.

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