Michael E. Flemming, 59, of South Beloit, IL died at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in his home in the loving arms of his wife Kim, who had been together for 33 years.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n He was born on a Good Friday in Delavan, WI, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gearhardt and Laura (Heckert) Flemming. Lived in the South Beloit area for 33 years, coming here from southern Illinois. Graduated from Highland, IL High School. Married the former Kim K. Rubitsky in Roscoe, IL on July 4, 1987. He was employed by Mid-States Concrete for 30 years. Member of First Congregational Church in Beloit, WI. Mike was a kind and generous man. He donated his tissue and blood through research and clinical trials to find a cure for metastic ocular melanoma. From the onset in 2012 until 2016 he fought the war along with his marvelous oncologist, Dr. Mark Albertini of U.W. Carbona Cancer Center. Never one time did Mike complain of his fate or pain. At any time you could expect to find him helping a stranger in need. Mike was a sentimental soul. Loving the quiet of sitting in nature, listening to the wind rustle through the pines at his Wisconsin cabin, enjoying the small moments of a hummingbird flying by, a fluttering Monarch, a soaring eagle or just sitting by the water with his fishing pole and him and Kim taking Sunday countryside rides on his Harley. After his retirement in 2014 the two of them spent many mornings “going junkin” he called it. Always when at home you would find his little dog Bellé by his side. Mike was a 32 year member of Local 464. A life-long fan of the Green Bay Packers and the St. Louis Cardinals. Spending time with “the group” we called ourselves, his eight closest friends. His hobbies included riding his Harley, tinkering in the garage, going to casino’s, visiting any place by the ocean, and the best of all, was playing golf with his pals. His sparkling blue eyes always showed his deepest feelings, his great love for his wife, family, friends and the Lord. He was a beautiful man with a giving heart and preferred the simple life. Enjoying each day as God had provided. After his diagnosis his motto was “It is, what it is, what it is.” With heartfelt thanks to Sue and Larry LaGrange, Bob Bartel and Carol Rubitsky for their love and tender care to Mike in his final days. He will be extremely missed and forever loved.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n Survivors include wife Kim Flemming, South Beloit, IL; mother Laura Flemming, South Beloit, IL; sisters Susan (Steve) Woodman, Roscoe, IL and Diana (John) Wutke, Afton, MN; mother and father-in-law Carol and Frank Rubitsky, Beloit, WI; sister-in-law Charemon (Jeff) Anderson, South Beloit, IL; nieces, nephews and good friends. He was preceded in death by his father.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n Memorial ceremonies will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in First Congregational Church, 801 Bushnell Street, Beloit, WI with Reverend Joy Baumgartner officiating.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n Cremation rites will be accorded. A time of fellowship will follow the ceremony at the church. McCorkle Funeral Home-Rockton Chapel, 767 N Blackhawk Blvd, Rockton, IL assisted the family.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n Memorials may be given to First Congregational Church, Beloit, WI.