Mike Fleshman passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, at his home in Bozeman. He was born Dec. 1, 1955, in Heidelberg, Germany, to Ella Marie Puckett and Arthur N. Fleshman.
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Mike graduated from Garfield High School in Woodbridge, Va., and joined the Army in 1974. Before moving to Bozeman in 1994, he resided in Northern Virginia.
Mike was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his wife, Cindy; his son, Jason Michael of Manassas, Va.; stepson, Christopher Smith of Belgrade; mother, Ella Marie Fleshman, and grandmother, Ellla Grimes, both of Elizabethtown, Ky.; brother, Kenneth Scott of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.; and his sister, Susan Marie Fleshman of Wyndmoor, Pa.
More information will be forthcoming, and a celebration of Mike's life will be planned at a later date.
Anyone who would like to make a tax-deductible donation in Mike's memory, please do so to Jazz Montana - Mike Fleshman Fund. All funds will be used to further the music education of young musicians in Southwest Montana.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service; www.dokkennelson.com.
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Mar. 6, 2009