Gordon Charles Flint, 87, of Peotone, died Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Miller Health Care Center in Kankakee with his family by his side. Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 22 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Wilton Center, on Thursday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m., Father Don Buggert officiating. Burial and Military Honors will follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL. Memorials to the Peotone American Legion Post 392 or Hospice of Kankakee Valley would be appreciated.
Mr. Flint was born on December 27, 1925 in Bovey, Itasca County, MN, the son of the late Harry and Hazel (Stevens) Flint. He served in the US Army (1945-1946) during WW II in Japan. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for 15 years. He was a member of the 150 Operating Engineers Union. He started farming in 1965 and farmed until he retired in 1990. He was one of the first to practice no-till and worked with the Soil and Water Conservation, receiving a 25 year plaque of appreciation. He was a member of the Will County Farm Bureau and the Peotone American Legion Post 392.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marjorie (Albrecht) Flint who he married on November 21, 1948 at St. Liborius Rectory in Steger, IL by Father Raymond DeMuth. He is also survived by 2 children, Roy (Ethel) Flint of Kewanna, IN and Katherine (Bruce) Clover of Peotone; 5 grandchildren, John (Nicole) Flint of Lucerne, IN, Ivin (Myra) Flint of Quincy, IN, Holly (Nick) Jones of Huntsville, AL, Julia Clover of Peotone, and Matthew (Dana) Clover of Peotone; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Pearl (the late Jesse) Crocker of Hardy, AR and Doris (Mike) Byron of Hardy, AR; a brother, George (Frances) Flint of Salem, MO; a sister-in-law, Virginia Flint of Salem, MO; and a special friend, Elmer Tattersall of Peotone.
Mr. Flint was preceded in death by his parents and 4 brothers, Clinton, Everett Lee, Walter, and Melvin.