Dustin Michael Flodin died suddenly when he was struck by lightning in Ann Arbor on the afternoon of June 18th, 2014.
Dustin was born in Grand Rapids, MI and subsequently lived his school-age years near Portage, Mattawan, and Grand Ledge, Michigan. As an adult, he moved to the Ann Arbor area where he had lived ever since. Dustin will always be remembered for his infectious personality, great sense of humor, quick wit, and easy-going manner. Because of this, people were always drawn to him, and he made friends easily. Dustin was a big fan of the Detroit Tigers and the Detroit Lions (mostly through the bad times) and always loved a chance to catch a game. Some of his favorite times were those spent with family in the U.P. or outdoors with his friends. Dustin deeply loved his children and had a great affinity for his nieces, nephews and all kids – perhaps this is because he could more easily get them laughing and goofing around than most of us uptight adults.
Although he faced his own personal demons, his friends and family will remember him for the good times and all of the laughter. He left a profound mark during his short life and will be sincerely missed.
Dustin is survived by his sons James & Taylor; twin brother Troy Flodin (Christine) of Grand Rapids, MI; sister Tami Flodin (Dan) of Saline, MI; stepmother Pat Flodin of Ann Arbor, MI; stepsiblings Bruce Musico (Mindy) of Green Oak Township, MI; Chris Musico of Ypsilanti, MI; Ali Salsman (Eric) of El Paso, Texas; grandfather Chuck Olson of Portage, MI, grandmother Fran Flodin of Gladstone, MI; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Dustin was preceded in death by his grandfather Mac Flodin; grandmother JoAnn Olson; mother Brenda Flodin; and father Fred Flodin.
A memorial visitation takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Liberty Road Chapel of Nie Funderal Home, 3767 W. Liberty Rd.,
Memorials: If you are interested in a memorial, the family asks that you consider donating your time or financial support to The Shelter Association of Washtenaw County:http://annarborshelter.org/donations