Michael L. Flowers, Sr., age 80, died Saturday October 29, 2022 at home in Dunkirk following an extended illness. Born in Muncie on August 16, 1942, he graduated from Muncie Central High School with the class of 1960. He attended Ball State University and was a United States Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. Mike was a full-time firefighter and former Fire Chief with the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department for over 20 years, retiring in 2005. He was also affiliated with the Jay County Emergency Medical Service and Albany Emergency Medical Service. He and his wife, Beverly, lived in Ft. Myers, Florida for 16 years and had moved back to Dunkirk in 2021. Mike was a former drummer, member of the Dunkirk Masonic Lodge, and enjoyed camping, embroidery, quilting, and sewing.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Beverly R. (Fisher) Flowers, and their adult children: Tracey Leffler (husband: Matthew), Middletown, Mike Flowers, Jr. (wife: Angel), Dunkirk, David Flowers (wife: Kiera), Muncie, and Kim Ackerman (husband: Adam), Fishers; sister: Bonita Houk, Muncie; 14 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents: Orval G. (Sr.) & Mary F. (Dingley) Flowers; 2 grandchildren: Gabriel & Alexander Ackerman, and 2 brothers: Orval Gerald Flowers, Jr. and James Ray Flowers.
Cremation was chosen.
Memorials may be sent to the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department, 588 Industrial Park Dr., Dunkirk, IN 47336.