Ritchie's Story

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Ritchie Alan Flees, of Traverse City, was born Sept. 29, 1954 in Traverse City; he left unexpectedly to join the angels on March 22, 2017 at his home in Traverse City.
He worked at Elmbrook Golf Course. He enjoyed bowling, golf and played pool. He made many friends while doing things he enjoyed best.
He is survived by his siblings, Cindy (Jack) McClure, Edward (Mary) Flees, Gary (Donna) Flees, Marty Flees, Sandy (Jim) Hudson, Toynette (George) Warnick, Joseph (Elaine) Flees and William (Carol) Flees; many nieces and nephews; his second family; former wife, Darla Seigh; sister-in-law, Diana Sparks; and nephew, Paul (Jennifer) Sparks.
Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Dorothy Flees; brothers, Donnie and Mike Flees; sister, Phyllis Johnson; and former mother-in-law, Vera May Sparks.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens, Traverse City.
Please visit www.lifestorynet.com to sign the guestbook and share your thoughts and memories with his family.
Published on April 2, 2017
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