Published in the Denver Post on April 12, 2012:

Blanchard, Michael “Flathead”
1944 ~ 2012

A Celebration of the life of Michael “Flathead” Blanchard will be held on April 14th, 3 pm 8160 Rosemary St, Commerce City. Weary of reading obituaries noting someone’s courageous battle with death, Mike wanted it known that he died as a result of being stubborn, refusing to follow doctors’ orders and raising hell for more than six decades. He enjoyed booze, guns, cars and younger women until the day he died.

Mike was born July 1944 in Colorado to Clyde and Ethel Blanchard. A community activist, he is noted for saving the Dr. Justina Ford house from demolition and defending those who could not defend themselves. He was a Republican delegate, life member of the NRA, founder and President of the Dead Cats MC. He loved music.

Mike was preceded in death by Clyde and Ethel Blanchard, survived by his beloved sons Mike and Chopper, former wife Jane Transue, brother Stephen Blanchard (Susan), Uncle Don and Aunt Cynthia Blanchard(his favorite); Uncle Dill and Aunt Dot, cousins and nephews. Baba Yaga can kiss his butt. So many of his childhood friends that weren’t killed in Vietnam went on to become criminals, prostitutes and/or Democrats. He asks that you stop by and re-tell the stories he can no longer tell. As the Celebration will contain Adult material we respectfully ask that no children under 18 attend.


10 Responses to “Obituary of the Week”

  1. SignPainterGuy on April 14th, 2012 5:26 pm

    Sounds like "Flathead" wrote the gist of his own obit. There are some "Baba Yagas" in my life !

  2. Yazsters on April 14th, 2012 5:43 pm

    Love it!

  3. Granny55 on April 14th, 2012 6:36 pm

    Now that is having the last word. Would love to be able to attend that wake!!!

  4. @jeffythequick on April 14th, 2012 8:56 pm

    I'd love to remember attending that wake…

  5. backwoodsconsr on April 14th, 2012 8:56 pm

    I admire a man with the gumption to do it his way. I only regret that I never got to meet the guy. He must have been quite a character.

  6. clu seatoe on April 15th, 2012 12:33 am

    It sounds like a life spent in worthwhile endeavors. I’m sure he enjoys his current surroundings as he will for eternity and is not wishing and/or begging for a chance to do some or most parts over.

  7. Granny55 on April 15th, 2012 8:04 pm


  8. Granny55 on April 15th, 2012 8:05 pm

    Quote from another site on this obit:

    When men were men.

  9. Marshall_Will on April 16th, 2012 12:02 am

    "So many of his childhood friends that weren’t killed in Vietnam went on to become criminals, prostitutes and/or Democrats."

    Lol, kind of redundant huh? Then think about this, how is being a closet Conservative any less a life not lived to the full than any of the legions of Progs devoted to parting taxpayers from their paychecks?

    Boodle projects and taxpayer funded give-aways don't last. Honor and dignity do.

  10. rush-my-essay on June 8th, 2017 10:13 pm

    It sure was an interesting article to go through and it has been an interesting article to go through. I really like to give try to read the articles that are meant to be informative.

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