Arthur J. Flannery, 88, of Sioux City, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Countryside Retirement Center in Sioux City.
Arthur J. Flannery was born Dec. 2, 1922, at Sioux City, the son of William and Annie (Kovarna) Flannery. He attended Sioux City Public Schools and graduated from Central High School.
After graduating, Art worked as a carpenter before becoming a farmer and cattle feeder.
He married Annette "Toni" Koopman Nov. 28, 1952, in Sibley, during a blizzard. Together they made their home in rural Hinton where they raised their three sons. Toni died May 16, 2009.
As a youngster, Art was a Sioux City Marble Champion. He played pro softball and enjoyed performing water sports and yo-yo tricks.
Art and Toni had been members of the Cristal Ribbon Dance Club. The couple also had traveled to 49 states and Cuba.
Survivors include three sons, Joe and Becki Flannery of Hinton, Jack and Julie Flannery of Hinton, and Mike and Dana Flannery of Sioux City; three grandchildren, Kate (Dan) Fitzpatrick, Megan Flannery and Pat Flannery; and a brother, Thomas and Genevieve Flannery of Hinton.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Toni.
Services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Larkin Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Homes in Sioux City, with Pastor Jason Larson officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Township Cemetery at Hinton. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.christysmith.com.