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Brenn E. Arklie

October 3, 1944 January 2, 2019
Brenn E.  Arklie
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Obituary for Brenn E. Arklie

Brenn E. Arklie age 74 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
He was born October 3, 1944 in Sturgis, Michigan son of the late Lynn and Carrol (Free) Arklie.
Brenn resided his whole life in Sturgis with the exception of two years he lived in Petoskey. Following his graduation from Sturgis High School with the class of 1962 and continued his education at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in 1966.
On October 20, 1973 he married Johanna Baker of Bronson.
From 1966-1968 he worked in Petoskey and from 1968-1971 at the Freeman Manufacturing Company in Sturgis. Brenn retired December 31, 2009 from Howe Military School in Howe, Indiana following 38 years of dedicated employment. He began his career at Howe Military as an accountant for two years and the final 36 years he was the school’s Business Manager.
Brenn was an active member and past Exalted Ruler of B.P.O. Elks #1381 of Sturgis where he enjoyed competing in state ritual competitions. He also enjoyed dining out with friends and following the Michigan State Spartan football team. Brenn loved being with and playing with his grandchildren and attending Alex and Tessa’s baseball and soccer games.
He is survived by his wife: Johanna of Sturgis; two daughters: Aimee Arklie of Mishawaka, Indiana and Kristee (Andy) Dampeer of South Bend, Indiana and three grandchildren: Alex, Tessa and Bodee Dampeer all of South Bend, Indiana.
In accordance with family wishes cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM Tuesday at the Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-3284. A memorial service celebrating the life of Brenn E. Arklie will take place at 12:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. Dr. Jeremy Couture of the Unity Baptist Church of Ashland, Kentucky will officiate.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Arklie’s memory consider the Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Turwill Lane, Suite 6, Kalamazoo, MI 49006. A disease Brenn’s mother battled and a cause he always supported.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


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Tuesday

8

Jan

10:00 AM 1/8/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:45 AM 1/8/2019 11:45:00 AM
Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

807 E. Chicago Rd
Sturgis, MI 49091

Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes
807 E. Chicago Rd Sturgis 49091 MI
United States

memorial service

Tuesday

8

Jan

12:00 PM 1/8/2019 12:00:00 PM
Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

807 E. Chicago Rd
Sturgis, MI 49091

Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes
807 E. Chicago Rd Sturgis 49091 MI
United States
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