Michael W. “Mike” Felker

June 21, 1975 - January 6, 2021

Michael W. “Mike” Felker, age 45, of Smyrna, DE, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

Born on June 21, 1975, he was the son of Michael J. and Irene L. (Muzzey) Felker. Mike was a native-born Delawarean, attending Holy Angels Catholic Grade School, Middletown High School and Delaware Technical and Community College, where he received an Associates Degree in Civil Engineering. He had several interesting jobs: working as a sanitary engineer for a year, then in the crabbing industry for a year, an engineering firm for 2 years and for the last 20 years at the Delaware City Refinery as an operator.

Mike was very talented in many areas. He was a gifted auto mechanic, metal fabricator, plumber, electrician and wood worker. Mike was constantly busy on one project or another, often helping friends and associates with their projects.

Mike was preceded in death by his sister, Theresa; and both sets of grandparents. He is survived by his parents, Michael J. and Irene L. Felker.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, 2431 Frazer Road, Newark, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mike’s memory to the Bayard House, 300 Bayard Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19805.


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30 Condolences for Michael W. “Mike” Felker

  • Mike and Irene, I was so sad to learn about the passing of Michael and I just want to offer my deepest sympathies for your loss. You are both in my thoughts and prayers.

  • My condolences to the family ❤️

  • We are so sorry for your loss. We send our love and availability for anything you may need. Kit & Ron

  • My condolences to Mike’s parents & family. Mike is really going to be missed at the Rrfinery!

  • I am saddened to hear about Mike and deeply sorry for your loss. I worked with him and can say for sure that he was an absolutely great guy, hard worker, and will be missed by all. Rosey

  • I have prayed for God to have mercy on Mike and I have prayed for God to give you strength and faith to carry you through this difficult time.
    I met Mike at the gym and we had many great conversations. Once you got to know him, he was a very gentle and kind person. He will be greatly missed!
    God took our son a number of years ago, so I have walked in your shoes. If you trust in Him, He will carry you through.
    If you ever want to talk, you have my email address.
    In Christ great name, Wayne Paret

  • Prayers to your family and our heartfelt sympathies.

  • Met Mike at the gym on Rt. 40 about 13 years ago and would see him occasionally at the Dover gym. He was a kind and gentle giant. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. My prayers are for you and my heart aches for your great loss . As a parent i cannot imagine what you are experiencing.My hope is you will look to God for I believe He is the One who can give you the strength and peace to see you through!

  • We are terribly saddened by the news of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.. Doug & Colleen

  • Mike and Irene,

    I am SO SORRY! Please know that you are both in my prayers.

  • Mike, was a great friend and such a good guy. We grew up together, worked on things together, and he was a best man at our wedding.

    We’ve stayed in touch at work, myself and his peers have respected him for his work ethic and intelligence on the job.

    Along with his circle of friends, I have plenty of great memories and stories to share. He was a great person who’ve I always admired.

    Buddy you are missed and will always be remembered.

    My deepest sympathy to you Mr. and Mrs. Felker.


  • Mike was such a nice person, I am so sad about this, my sympathy to the family.

  • Mike and Irene, please accept my deepest sympathies and most sincere condolences on the loss of your son, Mike. I hope your memories of him will sustain you both in this time of grief. Best, as always, Nick DiPasquale

  • Mr and Mrs Felker you have my deepest condolences.
    I lost a friend a real friend.
    Now perhaps not a close as we once were since I left DCRC. That’s my fault for not keeping in touch like I should have.
    Mike was talented individual he really could do anything he put his mind to. Heck when the refinery shut down in 2010 we looked into heading off to a couple different jobs one in Oklahoma and the other in Morocco. Mike never really left Delaware much so this would have been fun to go with him. However the jobs never really materialized.
    Friendship has its ups and downs. Mike was the type of guy who would be there for you. Granted you would get a bit of ribbing which I expect.
    I will miss my friend. I don’t have many people I call friend and it’s not an easy thing to find.
    Rest in peace Mike.
    You’re missed. More than you know.

  • Dear Irene and Mike,
    There are no words to adequately express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your son, Mike. Thank you for the opportunity to meet him before he left this world. I was impressed with his smile and friendly manner. My heart goes out to you. And he and you are in my prayers.


  • Mike and Irene,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • May the Lord of Life and Love comfort you in this time of sorrow and pain, and may he soon bring healing to your hearts. My prayers are with you.

  • Mike and Irene
    We cannot even begin to tell you how sorry we are for the loss of Michael! Our hearts go out to you with our prayers!
    Much love and many prayers
    Ray and Barb Treanor
    God Bless you both♥️

  • Mike and Irene…we are deeply sorry for the loss of Mike. I remember him fondly as a very quiet, kind soul. Please know that we are thinking of you, offering prayers and am only a phone call away.

    Sincerely, with our deepest sympathy and love…Pamela and Joe

  • I just want to give my condolences to Mike’s family. I worked many years with his Dad, Mike, at Delaware State Parks. I was so sorry to learn of his son’s passing when I opened up the email today. I send my love to all of Mike’s family.

    Jan Durham

  • ❤❤ You will be missed

  • Thank you Mike for sharing your life with us. We are better humans for having you in our life. So many fond memories. You will never be out of our hearts.
    Tom & Shirley Boyer

  • Mike,
    You may not remember me, as I was just one of the many summer Boathouse employees who passed through your numerous years @ LPSP, but I will never forget you, as you were my first real boss who promoted me to a Manager position! I am so very sorry to learn of your loss of ‘lil’ Mike… my heart just breaks for you & your wife. I simply cannot imagine your grief. Please know you’re in the thoughts & prayers of many during this difficult time. May you find peace. 🙏🏽

  • Please accept our condolences. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • Mike and Irene,
    We are incredibly sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Dave and Dani Bright

  • Karen and I are so so sad to hear of Michael’s passing. May God give you the grace and blessings to ease your pain. Our sincerest condolences. God bless you both.

  • Mike and Irene, We are heartbroken to hear this … just today. We are sorry we missed the Mass. Know that you are in our prayers. So many memories. Steve & Susan

  • My deepest sympathy to you in this great time of loss!

    I worked with Mike for years, but not directly. I would just see him in passing on occasion, but one thing that I did appreciate was the big, bright smile he would have on his face. It’s amazing what just a smile will do. I’m sure he will be missed.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Felker,
    I am so sorry for your loss. It is devastating to know that Mike is no longer with us. I knew Mike from work. Even though we weren’t in the same department, he always greeted me with a smile and a kind word. He was one of the few people who knew how to encourage others through friendly conversation. It is painful not to have him here with us. I am confident that we will see him on the other side.
    My deepest sympathy for your grief.

  • Dear Irene and Mike,
    I learned of your son’s passing today from Peter and Debbie Ennis. My heart goes out to you as I have a son close in age to yours. I enjoyed the photographs in the beautiful video of his life. I know that words alone are not comforting but I want you both to know how much I have enjoyed your company and dances at Take the Lead. I have missed seeing you and hope that in time you will come again to dance as you do so beautifully. With many thoughts of you and every wish for peace and comfort at this sad time in your lives. Fondly, Heidi Gross