Christy, my deepest sympathy in your loss of Noah. No words can ease your pain at this time, but know how much we all care and grieve with you. Noah made such an impression on me in the short time I've had the privilege of knowing him. He was such a kind, considerate and thoughtful young man. He always had an amazing smile every time we would see each other. Noah was definitely one of my favorite kids on the summer work program this year! Lean on God for strength in the days ahead.
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.
To Noahs' family, you have my deepest sympathy. I did not know Noah, but my grandchildren speak so highly of him. By all accounts he was an awesome young man. I've heard how kind, funny, helpful. He was. That he didn't pick on anyone. That is a fantastic legacy he leaves for others. My God comfort you and carry you through these hard times!
Christy, Charles & family
Want you to know I am so sorry about Noah. I did not know him, but from what I see and have heard he was one special guy to so many people. Remember the happy times. Also think about all the people he may have helped by being the organ donor. God be with all of you. Hugs to you.
Christy and family. My deepest sympathy, so sorry for your loss. Will keep you and yours in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
Christy & family, sending our deepest sympathy and prayers. We are so sorry we are not currently home, but know we are thinking of all. Hugs!
Christy and Family
My sympathy to you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers.
Christy my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Prayers are with you.