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Steven G. Flachs of Rockford MI, age 62 entered his eternal heavenly home Monday, August 19, 2019 after a yearlong fight with pancreatic cancer.  He was born in Grand Rapids to Bernard and Leatrice (Hoover) Flachs – who have preceded him in death.

Steve graduated from Tri County High School in 1974 where he played basketball and held the track high jump record that stood for 31 years. He served for more than a decade with many amazing people in the MI National Guard 1432 Engineer Company, ending his service in Sept. 1988.

He worked at Rockford Paper Mill for 18 years until it closed and then he joined the maintenance department at Rockford Public where he spent the past 20 years doing whatever needed to be done. Steve loved watching and playing sports. He especially enjoyed playing golf, ping pong and basketball. He volunteered for many years as an assistant soccer coach for his kids.  He enjoyed lake life, taking the family out on the pontoon, day trips on the Harley and tinkering around the garage.

He was loved and will be deeply missed by his wife, Mary; children, April & Lee Wilburn, Chad & Sarah Flachs, and Rachel & Denny Merryman; grandchildren, Mitchel, Morgan, Hunter, Abel, Adeline, and Jade; great grandson, Zayden; numerous siblings, in-laws, nieces and nephews. 

Family will greet friends and relatives on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M.,  and the memorial service will be held Friday, August 23rd, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Rockford United Methodist Church,  159 Maple St. NE, Rockford, 49341. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Servants Center.

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  1. Dianne Bennett on August 22, 2019 at 7:42 am

    Condolences to Steves wife and family as they mourn his passing after a long fight with cancer. After watching his struggle and talking to Steve about his faith in Jesus, it is a blessing to know he is now pain free and with his Lord and Savior.

  2. Connie Murray on August 22, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    Mary & family-please accept my condolences in Steve’s passing. He was a very kind hearted gentlemen who always had a smile on his face. Saw him often while boys were in RPS. Remember to reflect on the memories made, places visited and time spent together. He’ll always be in your hearts.

    Sending healing hands to all.

  3. Kathy Mosher on August 23, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    To All the Family of Mr.Flachs: (Kutchuk Family)
    Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you in the loss of
    someone very special to you.
    Love & Friendship, Kathy & Joel Mosher

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