Michael John Flickinger, 56, of Nephi died unexpectedly on August 18th, 2021 during a noninvasive heart procedure.
He was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, and Friend.
He was born to Edwin and Arlene Flickinger on February 15th, 1965 in Bow Island, Alberta, Canada. He was the fourth of five children. He grew up in the town of Cardston, Alberta. His parents owned a restaurant in Cardston (Cobblestone Manor) that was run by his whole family. Michael graduated from Cardston High School in 1983. He then went on to serve an LDS mission in Las Vegas, NV. While on his mission, he met April Flowers who would later become his dear wife. Mike and April were married on May 19th, 1989 and were sealed for time and all eternity in the Las Vegas Temple on June 30th, 1990.
Mike and April lived in the small town of Coutts, Alberta. He became a customs broker and worked at H & H Smith. They lived in Canada for three and a half years and then moved to Nephi, Utah so April could be closer to her family. He worked hard to provide for his family and later found happiness and success in operating his own business, Utah Landscaping Rock.
Mike was a natural inventor. He was constantly creating and tinkering. He wanted to understand how everything worked. There was nothing that his mind couldn't find a solution for. When a problem arose, he taught himself how to fix it. His dad taught him electrical work. He later used those skills to work on the Cardston, Alberta Temple. He also learned plumbing and mechanical work. He was tech savvy and taught himself web design. His current calling in the church was the technology specialist. One of his favorite ways to express love was through cooking. You could always find him in the kitchen whipping up something amazing.
You've never met someone with a bigger heart than Mike. He was the person that everyone in his life would turn to. If you needed him, he would drop whatever he was doing to come and help, never passing up an opportunity to serve. Through his Christlike love, he would attract people from all walks of life that were in need. He believed in giving second and third and sometimes even fourth chances. He had faith in the goodness of people and saw it in them when no one else could. His love was felt by all that knew him.
He is survived by his wife April and his four children, Joshua (Danielle), Luke (Bethany), Brooke, Seth and his two grandchildren Adaline, Charles, and every other person whose life he touched.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Hannah Arlene Flickinger and his mother-in-law, Jean Yvonne Flowers.
A viewing will be held Thursday, August 26th from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Anderson Funeral Home (94 west 300 North). There will be a second viewing from 10:00-11:00 am Friday, August 27th with funeral services following, both at 345 East 500 North, Nephi, UT. Mike's body will be laid to rest at the Vine Bluff Cemetery in Nephi.