THOMPSONVILLE — Michael J. Flees, age 68, of Thompsonville, formerly of Traverse City, passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at his home. He was born Jan. 14, 1944, in Traverse City, to Edward and Dorothy (Smith) Flees.
On Oct. 16, 1965, Mike married Martha Jo Nowak in Traverse City. Together they raised four children.
Mike retired after 37 years from the Traverse City Parks and Recreation Department.
In his spare time and during his retirement, Mike enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, going to the casino, auctions and playing Keno.
Mike is survived by his wife, Martha, of Thompsonville; four children, Dorothy (Paul) DeCoeur, Michael (Christine) Flees, Stephen (Tammy) Flees and Jeffrey (Jaime) Flees; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sisters, Sandy, Phyllis, Cindy and Toinette; and brothers, Ed, Don, Joe, Gary, Rick and Bill.
Besides his parents, Mike was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Rhianah.
A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Munson Hospice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Traverse City.