Philip M. Flater, passed away peacefully on December 5, 2022. He was a resident of Colorado Springs for 44 years. Phil worked for Xerox Corporation as an account associate for many years, worked for Colorado Springs Dodge as a service assistant, and owned and operated P & M Lawn Care since 2018.

Phil was born on September 4, 1969 in Muncie, IN to Richard and Evelyn (Ferguson) Flater. On June 4, 2017 he married Mary Kay in Colorado Springs.

Phil was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed cheering on his beloved Notre Dame football team and his Indiana University basketball team. Phil was an excellent barbecue pitmaster and loved hosting barbecues for family and friends. Phil was a 1988 graduate of Mitchell High School in Colorado Springs.

Phil is survived by his loving wife Mary Kay; his parents Richard and Evelyn Flater of Colorado Springs, stepdaughters Hannah Hale of Seattle, WA and Hope (Morgan) Bartlett of Longmont, CO; his siblings Cindy (James “JD”) Drew and David (Deanna) Flater of Colorado Springs, and Lissa (Brad) Noblett of Newport Beach, CA; nieces Rachel, Katie, Madison, Lexi, and nephew Jake.

A celebration of life service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at the Shrine of Remembrance funeral home located at 1730 E. Fountain Boulevard in Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910. A lunch reception will be held following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Phil’s name to the American Cancer Society.

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  1. Phil was one of the best! He would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. (He loved to go shirtless. LOL) I will miss Phil greatly as will everyone who knew him. I was so very happy when I met him because I was lucky enough to marry is sister. (Cindy)

  2. A loving tribute. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  3. My heart is heavy for Phil’s family and closest friends. Y’all will be in my thoughts and prayers as you face so many firsts without him. RIP fellow Marauder! ❤️

  4. Phil was a good friend to many, but I know the closeness he has with my brother Mo. Memories that will forever stay close in his heart. A good friend and buddy Phil was to many and he will be deeply missed. I remember some of the last words Phil said to me, “It’s just not fair’. Words from someone who knew he had so much of life left to live, enjoy and share. But know that God has a plan for us all, and the comfort we get when we know that Phil can fulfill all his desires in happiness without pain next to our Lord. No Phil, u are the lucky one. Sending heartfelt condolences to the Flater family during this time, but remember the celebration of life for Phil and the many people he touched.

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