Mass of Christian Burial for Noah Michael Flaherty, 16 of Graettinger will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 29th at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Graettinger. Burial is in St. Jacob's Cemetery, Graettinger, IA. The family will greet friends from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Graettinger. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at Bank Plus - PO Box 549, Graettinger, IA 51342.
Noah Michael Flaherty was born September 3, 2000 in Mason City, Iowa the son of Charles and Christy Lynn Mintah. He was raised in Graettinger, Iowa where he attended Graettinger Community Schools. He had just completed his junior year at Graettinger-Terril Community School District.
Noah always stayed busy with school, sports and work. He picked rock, mowed lawns, detasseled and he was currently working at Bully's in Ruthven and the Side Street Saloon in Graettinger.
Noah was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church where he was baptized, confirmed and served mass. He served on the 4-H County Council representing the Graettinger Pirates 4-H Club. Noah also represented the American Legion at boys state. He took pride in academics, and he was a member of the student council and National Honor Society. Noah played basketball, football and golf for GTRA Titans.
Noah was an avid golfer and could be found most summer days at the Hillcrest Golf Course. He also enjoyed playing football and basketball for the GTRA Titans, listening to music and going to bonfires with friends. Noah loved going snowmobiling with his friends, hunting with family and friends, and fishing with his buddy, Jimmy. He was his Grandma and Grandpa's best helper, kind to everyone, and will be greatly missed by all who were touched by his life. Noah was an organ donor, and he continued to give of himself in death, just as he did in life.
On June 25, 2017, Noah passed away in Graettinger, Iowa.
Left to cherish his memory are his parents: Christy and Charles Mintah of Graettinger; maternal grandparents: Mike and Denise Flaherty of Graettinger; his Godparents - aunt and uncle, Angie and Mark Strohman of Mallard and their children: Chelsea, Betty and Donald; and many other relatives and friends.
Noah was preceded by his maternal great-grandparents: Donald and Marcella Schaller and Francis "Casey" and Ruby Flaherty; and his maternal great-uncle, Daniel Flaherty.
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