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Jack Walter Brickel


1927 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Jack Walter Brickel Obituary
Brickel, Jack Walter, age 87, of Richmond Township, Michigan, died August 22, 2014. He was born January 13,1927 in Saginaw Michigan to the late Charles and Hilda Brickel. He married Mary Louise Squanda on September 11,1947 in Saginaw, Michigan. Mr. Brickel owned and operated Brencal Contractors, Inc., for over 35 years, retiring in 1997. He was a University of Michigan Alumni and avid fan. He was an active member of St. Augustine Catholic Parish of Richmond, Michigan. He was a long time farmer, hunter and fisherman. He was a WWII naval veteran. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Mary Louise (Mary Lou, Mitz) of Richmond, Mich.; daughters, Lisbeth (Marvin) Yaek of Richmond, Mich., Barbara Grob of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Alexia (Mark) Ottenbacher of Lenox, Mich.; sons, Steven Brickel, Charles (Cynthia) Brickel, Brian (Mary) Brickel, and Joseph (Christine) Brickel of Richmond, MI. He is also survived by 33 grandchildren, Jonathan (Jennifer) Yaek and Louanne (Donald) Plonka of Richmond, Mich.; Gena (Keith) Process of DePere, Wis.; Michelle (Matthew) Genereaux of Lenox, Mich.; Renee (Jeffrey) Ryan of Columbus, Mich.; Jeffrey (Heidi) Yaek, Janet (Andrew) Schultz, Phillip Yaek, and Jeremy Yaek of Richmond, Mich.; Jennifer (Anil) D’Sousa of Glencoe, Ill.; Christopher (Erin) Grob of Holland, MI; Kyle (Elyse) Ottenbacher of Lenox, Mich.; Marcia (Joe) Trusty of Kimbal, Mich.; Lindsay (Derek) Towner of Smiths Creek, Mich.; Craig (Laura) Ottenbacher of Memphis, Mich.; Adam Ottenbacher of Macomb, Mich.; Laura (Matt) Ballard of Riley, Mich; Sarah Ottenbacher and Aaron Ottenbacher of Lenox, Mich; Jason (Beth) Brickel, Brad (Shelly) Brickel, and Steven John Brickel of Richmond, Mich.; Kimberly (Noah) DeLange of Memphis, Mich.; Kevin (Melissa) Brickel of New Haven, Mich.; Andrew Brickel of Richmond, Mich; Jacqueline (Eric) Sneed of Byron, MI; Jessica (James) Hebel of Richmond, Mich.; Brian Jack (Alyssa) Brickel of Columbus, Mich.; Julie Brickel of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Jenna Brickel of Richmond, Mich.;Joseph (Heather) Brickel, Katie Brickel, and Alyssa Brickel of Richmond, Mich. He is also survived by 51 great-grandchildren, Derek and Curtis Yaek; Evan and John Plonka; Alexis and Braden Process; Maddisyn and Matthew, Jr. Genereaux; Nathan, Jacob, Olivia and Caleb Ryan; Madeline, Elaine and Bryce Yaek; Clayton and Austin Schultz; Jase Yaek; Baliey Yaek; Henry and Emma D’Souza; Penelope and Walden Grob; Darrin and Dennis Ottenbacher; Lane, Cashton andMacie Trusty; Mitchell Ottenbacher; Gaige, Luke and Jett Towner, Blake Ballard; Mackenzie Ottenbacher, Jack, Nicholas and Ryan Brickel; Sydney, James and Alaina Brickel; Riley, Ethan and Joshua DeLange; Mason, Kayli and Aubree Brickel, Claude and Lina Sneed; Brianna and Logan Hebel; Ava Brickel He is also survived by a brother Dick (Kathy) Brickel and sister-in-law, Lucy (Bob) Brickel, both of Saginaw, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. His family honors the memory of Jack and invites you to visit and share memories Sunday and Monday 2-8 p.m. at Kaatz Funeral Directors, Richmond, with scripture services at 7 p.m. Monday. Rite of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Richmond with 9:30 a.m. visiting at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Richmond. Memorials are suggested to wishes of the family. For information and guest book, kaatzfunerals.com
Published in Daily Tribune on Aug. 24, 2014
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