Michael “Flathead” Blanchard

April 16, 2012

All Posts, Obituaries

The following obituary, written by the deceased (above), appeared in the Denver Post last Thursday, April 12. I never knew the man. I am sorry I didn’t.

“A Celebration of the life of Michael ‘Flathead’ Blanchard will be held on April 14th, 3 p.m. at 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 (motorcycle club). 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.”

“Chopper,” by the way, was actually Blanchard’s cat.

Requiscant in Pace



9 Responses to “Michael “Flathead” Blanchard”

  1. willienelso3 Says:


    thank you for passing this on to us.
    gives me much-needed perspective on things.
    baba yaga can kiss my mine too.



  2. Caretaker Says:

    Damn,saw this on facebook earlier… Thought it was a joke… R.i.p

  3. OneEye Says:

    That’s a bad ass obituary for a bad ass. Sounds like a man who grabbed life by the throat and let it know HE was the boss. Condolences to the Blanchard family, brothers and friends. Ride free, Flathead!!

  4. Grumbler Says:

    Any guy who has a beef with authority figures rocks in my book. Some good stories about him at this link including the origins of the Dead Cats MC:

    Requiscant in Pace Flathead.

  5. Goldsboro Williams Says:

    I hope my obit is many years off, but when it comes time, I think that his style obit would be the type I want. Of course, the wife will probably nix it after I am gone.


  6. RVN69 Says:

    RIP Flathead, I wish I had known you.

    “I am not an angel, nor am I the devil. I am the bastard stepchild of both”

  7. IrishDragon Says:

    R.I.P Flathead

    Thats the way to go out. Like a man telling it how it is. Condolences to his friends,family, and his club brothers.


  8. Cap'n Bill Says:

    R I P Flathead

  9. Junior Says:

    RIP Michael Blanchard.

    Marines MC – NC

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