He wasn't a popular man until his obit showed up in the Denver Post.
That's where the man known as "Flathead" was remembered as a stubborn man who loved booze, younger women and cars "until the day that he died."
The eulogy printed in Thursday's edition didn't stop there.
It says Blanchard died "as a result of being stubborn and refusing to follow doctors' orders and raising hell for more than six decades."
It also listed his cat "Chopper" among his sons, described childhood friends as growing up to become criminals, prostitutes, and/or Democrats.
Blanchard lived his life in the metro area, and died nearly a year ago from colon cancer.
His family decided to wait until now to have his memorial and just placed the obit.
Blanchard himself wrote a rough draft of how he wanted to be remembered, and his family put the finishing touches on it.
His memorial will be held on Saturday, but the obit recommended against bringing children because the stories he can no longer tell will probably contain adult material.
His full obituary in The Denver Post reads:
"A Celebration of the life of Michael "Flathead" Blanchard will be held on April 14, 3 p.m. 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."
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