Obituary: Susan Karen Flynn


July 29, 2022

Susan Karen Flynn of Cloquet passed away July 14, 2022, in Cloquet at the age of 79. She was born Dec. 30, 1942, in Detroit to Eino and Irene (Caron) Kamunen.

When Sue was at a young age, her family returned to Cloquet, making her a 1960 graduate of Cloquet High School. She eventually became an employee at Potlatch. Sue was proficient at many different arts and crafts, and also enjoyed traveling, spending time at the cabin, and spending time with her loved ones. She was considered the master gardener of the family and always had extensive and beautiful gardens on display.

Sue is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Thomas Flynn; her brothers Nelson “Jay” and Joel Kamunen; sister Lisa Kamunen; and her nephew Grant Kamunen.

Sue will be deeply missed by her daughters Kristen Kamunen and Machele Flynn of Cloquet and Lisa (Jimmy) Wise of Camarillo, California; grandson Justin (Krystle) Wise of Agoura Hills, California; granddaughter Jennifer (Alec) Fagre-Golya of Glendale, California; and three great-grandchildren, Cheyanne and Addison Wise, and Nelson Golya.

A Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16 (Sue and Tom’s wedding anniversary) at Nelson Funeral Care. Inurnment service will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. To leave an online condolence, visit


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