Lt. Col. Michael C. Flickinger, 73, of Brookfield, died unexpectedly on June 25, 2017. 

Born on Dec. 26, 1943 in Enid, Oklahoma, he attended the University of Illinois and was a member of the Chi Psi Fraternity. 

After completing his undergraduate work, he joined the armed forces and was assigned to the Army base camp in Fort Dix, New Jersey, for advanced infantry training. After AIT, he attended Officer Candidate School at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and graduated with the 508A Engineer Command. 

Lt. Col. Flickinger was a veteran of the Vietnam War and operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He was a member of the 416th Engineer Command of the United States Army Reserve and was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was a brave and loyal soldier, patriot, and a kind and loving father. 

He was an avid member of the SAR (Ft. Dearborn Chapter) and the NRA, and he was a firearm, golf, and motorcycle enthusiast. 

Lt. Col. Michael Flickinger is survived by his wife, Denise, as well as children, Matthew (Tina) Flickinger and their three children Jackson, Cooper and Myles; Dean (Ashleigh) Flickinger and their two children Gavin and Scarlet; and Megan (Daniel) Wojtulewicz and their three children Griffin, Lincoln, and Reagan; and sister Patricia (Doug) Palmer. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Mary. A memorial service will take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Rd. in Elwood on Friday, July 28 at 1 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Disabled Veterans Golf Benefit, 626 Saugatuck Circle, Romeoville, Illinois, 60446.