Obituary for Michael J. "Mike" Fleser Sr.
FLESER, Michael “Mike” J.
Mike passed away April 10, 2018 after a brief illness at Rose Arbor Hospice. Mike was born December 1, 1944 in Grand Rapids; the son of Ernest Theodore and Marie “Mary” (Ferner) Fleser. A 1963 graduate of Delton Kellogg High School, Mike was a loyal employee of Kalamazoo Plug Company, for thirty four years until they closed. Mike met the love of his life at the Plug Company, the former Karen Slack. They eloped and married on November 18, 1972, and she preceded him in death on March 24, 2018. Mike was an avid ham radio operator for many years from an early age. Mike was very active in Boy Scouts and he was a Den Leader and Scout Master for each of his sons, remaining involved with his grandsons in their scouting activities. Mike enjoyed leatherworking and paracord projects; making guitar straps and gifts for his family. An active member of Saint Ambrose Catholic Church, Delton as musicians, Mike, Karen, and their family provided the music for Saturday evening and holiday masses for many years. An accomplished guitarist, Mike was in a band for several years and gave his family guitar lessons. A member of the Knights of Columbus, Mike also volunteered at Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners. Mike is survived by his children: Vicki (Dustin) Anderson, Michael Jr. (Amber) Fleser, Marty (Alicia) Fleser, and Mark Fleser, brothers: William “Bill” (Marty Jo) Fleser, Thomas “Tom” Fleser, a sister: Barbara Miller, grandchildren: Logan and Duncan Anderson, Simon and Onalee Fleser, and several nieces and nephews. Mike was also preceded in death by his parents and a sister: Judy Horein. Mike’s family will receive friends Thursday, 4:00 - 7:00 PM at the Williams-Gores Funeral Home, where the Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, April 13, 2018, 11:00 AM at Saint Ambrose Catholic Church, Rev. Fr. Francis Marotti, celebrant. Burial will take place in Prairieville Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Saint Ambrose Catholic Church will be appreciated. Please visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Mike’s family.