Joseph Martin Flamm died early Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at the VA Hospital, Tucson, following a
lingering illness. Age 72, he was born Feb. 12, 1948, in Hot Springs, N.D. He was a long term
resident of Cochise County, having lived in Sierra Vista and the last 27 years in Huachuca City.
Joe is survived by his wife, Danette, to whom he was married for 27 years; a son, Andy Flamm,
and a daughter, Jennifer Spivey, both of Georgia; a stepson, Jacob Lodzinski of Benson; two
brothers and two sisters, all of Montana; three grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren and four
He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald M. Flamm of Montana and Almeda J. Flamm of
Huachuca City, and one brother, Donald, of Montana.
Joe served with the U.S. Army and was deployed during the Vietnam War as a helicopter door
gunner. Gravely injured during service, he suffered for many years with related health issues and
became fully physically disabled. Joe was a charter member of the Vietnam Helicopter and Crew
Member Assn., founded in Huachuca City and now a national organization. He was a lifetime
member of Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and also active in community 12-Step programs
as “a friend of Bill W.” for 40 years.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at 11 a.m., at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church
on Taylor Dr., Sierra Vista, with Father Robert Neske officiating. Interment will be at Southern
Arizona Vietnam Memorial Cemetery during a private family ceremony.
Joe was also a long time dog lover and is survived by three “fur babies,” Cleo, Plurpy and Cindi.
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