A community grieves the loss of a beloved son, friend and veteran. Flynn Schulz's body was found on Sunday in the Mississippi river.
When nine year old Lily Tackett found out about Flynn's death, she wanted to do something to help. So she made a lemonade stand in his honor.
"To help Flynn's mom pay for his funeral," says Lily Tackett, made lemonade stand.
Flynn was just 33 years old.
Late Friday night he went missing in the rock island district.
On Sunday around noon, his body was found in the river.
His friends describe him as larger than life.
"Flynn was an amazing man. He had a lot of friends and we're a community, a group of people, the people you see here coming by now and meeting up later today and since then just a real strong community," says Nathan Tackett, Lily's dad.
Flynn was like a part of the Tackett's family.
Lily's mom says her daughter is trying to understand it all.
"She is really sad that he's gone. Sad for us and for his mom and dad," says Jeni Tackett, Lily's mom.
Lily remembers him dressing up in a red dress and blonde wig for kicks.
"He was funny and crazy," says Lily Tackett.
"She was a big friend of Flynn's admired him quite a bit. He loved to pick her up and he picked adults up and he picked her up a lot," says Jeni Tackett.
Dozens of Flynn's friends came to the stand to support and reminisce about their dear friend.
Lily's dad says the support keeps them going.
"We rely on each other quite a bit and that's been a big help, being surrounded by these people who loved Flynn who are willing to talk quite a bit about it," says Nathan Tackett.
Tonight, a hundred of Flynn's friends put on red dresses and went for a run in his honor.
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