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Mr. Harper E. (Bud) Brady  304 W. Vine St.  Passed away Monday morning, March 20, 1972.  Mr. Brady was born August 20, 1913, in Urbana, Mo., the son of William and Helen Brady and had been a resident here for 25 years.  He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and formerly owned and operated Brady Tile Co.  He was a member of the Kalamazoo Elks Lodge No. 50, Kalamazoo Corvette Club and was Past President of the Knights of the Round Table.  Surviving are one sister and 4 brothers, Mrs. Mabel Williams of Springfield, Mo.,  Ralph and Floyd of Riddle, Oregon, Hadley E. of Kalamazoo and Lawrence of Silver Springs, Md.;  several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 1 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. Arthur R. Davis, of the Westwood United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment in Riverside Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel. source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Tues 21 Mar 1972

Mr. Victor Y. Brady  Brooksville, Fla., Formerly of Kalamazoo  Passed away at Lykes Memorial Hospital, Sept 16 (1976).  Mr. Brady was born Feb 18, 1894, in Ypsilanti, Mich., son of Bert and Mary Brady.  He was a veteran of World War I and served with the 32nd Red Arrow Div., Company A, retiring as a Lt. Col. from the Michigan State Troops after World War II.  He was married to Alma M. Vradenburg, Oct. 24, 1918, in Des Moines, Iowa and retired from the Brown Co., Parchment Div. after 30 years.  Surviving are his wife, Alma M. of Brooksville, Fla.;  one son, Robert F. Brady of Brooksville;  one daughter, Mrs. Joseph (June) Maher of Kalamazoo;  10 grandchildren;  14 great-grandchildren;  one brother, Dr. John T. Brady of Laguna Hills, Calif.;  3 sisters, Mrs. Joseph M. Simon of Manhasset, N.Y.,  Mrs. Maurice Doran of Augusta, Miss Patricia Brady of Parchment;  several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by 4 brothers and one sister.  Mr. Brady is at the Turner Funeral Home, Brooksville, Fla., where the rosary will be recited Friday at 7:30 p.m.  Mass of the Resurrection will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church.  Interment will follow at Brooksville Cemetery, Rest Haven Addition, with graveside military rites. source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Thurs 16 Sep 1976

Mr. Walter E. Bragg  2226 S. Burdick St.,  Passed away Thursday evening January 27, 1972.  Mr. Bragg was born May 17, 1910, in Varney, W. Va., the son of Sherman and Sarah Bragg, had been a resident here for 12 years.  He was employed by Precast-Schokbeton, Inc.  Surviving are his wife, Mary; 3 sons and 2 daughters, Danny L. of Kalamazoo,  Mrs. Jeannie R. Nichols of Muskegon, Kenneth, at home, Mrs. Charlotte G. Hilbert of Kalamazoo,  Raymond K. at home;  2 grandchildren, Scott Bragg and Miranda Nichols;  4 brothers and 3 sisters,  Graden of South Williamson, W.Va., Golden and Holly, both of Delbarton, W. Va.  Arnie of Rome, Ga., Mrs. Ellen Harmon of Delbarton, W.Va., Mrs. Pansy Newcomber of Detroit,  Mrs. Meldia Irvin of Omar, W. Va., several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Monday at 1 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Fri 28 Jan 1972

Mr. Austin O. Bragg  444 N. Arlington  Passed away Monday morning, March 22, 1976.  Mr. Bragg was born April 4, 1921, in Kiowa, Okla., son of Walter and Vila Bragg and had been a resident here for 31 years.  He was a veteran of World War II and had been employed by the Brown Co.  Surviving are his wife, Hilda; one son and 2 daughters, Mrs. Suzanne Sherman of Alamo,  Mrs. Dorothy Sherman of Plainwell and Kenneth Bragg of Kalamazoo;  9 grandchildren;  his mother, Mrs. Vila Hickman and one sister, Mrs. Gladys Meador, both of Arizona;  several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a son, James, in 1973.  Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 3 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. Charles R. Hulbert, of Bethlehem Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Mon 22 Mar 1976

Mrs. Esther L. Brakeman  Formerly 525 Edgemoor Passed away Monday morning at Blodgett Hospital, Grand Rapids.  Mrs. Brakeman was born April 10, 1898, in Kalamazoo.  She is survived by one son, R. C. Charles Brakeman of Portage;  3 daughters, Mrs. Oliver Notwotny of Fredericksburg, Texas, Mrs. James Hilmar of Ft. Louis, Wash. and Mrs. James E. Fetterolf of Richland;  11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren;  3 sisters, Mrs. Annette Allen of Kalamazoo;  Mrs. Mary Langile of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Mrs. Betty Jane Jewell of Lansing;  several nieces and nephews.  Friends are being received at the Donovan Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock at the Michigan Veterans Facility, 3000 Monroe Ave., N.W., Grand Rapids, Chaplain Rev. William Swierenga officiating. Rev. Paul Albery of the Portage United Methodist Church will officiate at graveside services in Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, at 1 p.m.  The family suggests that those who wish may contribute to the new building furnishings account at  Michigan Veterans Facility.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Wed 12 Jan 1972

Mr. LeRoy C. Bramble  7109 Green Forest, Portage  Passed away March 25, 1972, at his residence.  Mr. Bramble was born March 5, 1890, in Tecumseh, Mich., the son of Clement and Nellie Bramble and had been a resident here most of his life.   A member of the First Baptist Church.  Received his BA Degree from Kalamazoo College and held numerous athletic honors (better known as Curley Bramble).  Surviving are his wife, Mabel B.;  one daughter, Mrs. Dickman (Carolyn) Kausrud of Portage;  2 grandchildren, Eris Bramble Kausrud of Portage and Mrs. Robert  (Marcia)  Meyer of California.  Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday,  Truesdale South Chapel  Portage.  Memorial contributions may be made to Kalamazoo College in his honor.  Rev. Richard Chorley officiating.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Mon 27 Mar 1972

Mr. Franklin B. Branch  3450 S. 6th St.  Passed away Sunday afternoon, March 28, 1971.  Mr. Branch was born June 30, 1936 in Kalamazoo, son of Ralph and Alice Branch and was a lifelong resident of this area.  He attended the Westwood Baptist Church, was a member of the Teamsters Union and graduated in 1954 from the Mattawan High School. He served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean conflict was employed by the Darling Freight Lines, Grand Rapids.  Surviving is his wife, Sandra K.;  two sons and two daughters, Franklin B. Jr., Dennis, Peggy and Kim, all at home;  his mother, Mrs. Alice Branch, Kalamazoo; one brother and four sisters, Marian R., Mrs. William (Mae) Oswalt and Mrs. James (Mary Jane) Oswalt all of Kalamazoo,  Mrs. Arthur (Geraldine) VanderBor of Vicksburg, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Sootsman, Comstock;  several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.  Memorial services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at  the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, with Rev. Stuart Bentz officiating. Interment, Genessee Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette   Mon 29 Mar 1971

Mr. Marinus J. (Jack) Brand  5315 Camary Lane, Colonial Acres Mobile Home Park, Portage, Mich.  Passed away Wednesday, February 2, 1972. Mr. Brand was born February 12, 1896 in the Netherlands, the son of Cornelius and Dena Brand.  He came to the United States as a small boy and resided in Kalamazoo all of his life except for 9 years spent in Florida after his retirement.  He was employed by the Teamsters Union Local No. 7 as an officer and agent for 16 years.  He retired in September 1, 1962.  He had served with the U.S. Army in World War I and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Bradeton (sic), Florida.  He was preceded in death by a son Donald on May 18, 1967.  Surviving is his wife Beatrice, 3 daughters and 4 sons, Neil of Gobles, Jack, Mrs. Harold (Dean) Hybels, Mrs. Carol Monhollen all of Portage, Ronald of Coldwater, Mrs. Ronald (Kathy) Try of Portage and Staff Sergent (sic) Terry serving with the U.S. Airforce Paratroopers in Germany.  17 grandchildren,  7 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and 1 sister, John of Mattawan, Honus of Three Rivers, Mrs. Burl (Johanna) Shaver, Kalamazoo.  Several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 from the Langeland Portage Chapel 411 E. Centre with Rev. Floyd DeBoer of the Milwood Christian Reformed Church officiating.  Interment  Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery. Friends may call at the Portage Chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Thurs 3 Feb 1972

Mrs. Mabel B. Bramble  Age 86  7109 Green Forest Dr., Portage  Passed away Thursday, April 22, 1976 at a local hospital.  Mrs. Bramble was born December 15, 1889 in Chicago, Ill.  She was married to Mr. Leroy (Curley) Bramble, September 17, 1915, who preceded her in death in 1972.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Berean Class of the Church.  She was a graduate of Western Michigan University in 1911. Surviving are 1 daughter, Mrs. Dickman (Carolyn) Kausrud of Portage;  2 grandchildren, Mrs. Robert (Marcia) Meyer of Laguna Hills, Calif. and Eric B. Kausrud of Portage; 1 great-grandchild, Derek Meyer.  A memeorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday from the Truesdale Chapels of the Pines, Westnedge at Milham, Portage, with Rev. Albert C. Pittman officiating.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Sun 25 Apr 1976

Mrs. Maude M. Branch  6835 S. 6th St.  Kalamazoo  Passed away Tuesday, Jan 18,1977, at a local hospital.  She was born Oct. 17, 1893, in Kalamazoo, daughter of Charles Harvey and Margaret Bolinger Harvey.  Was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas, in 1953.  Surviving are 6 sons, Ernest, Glenn, Robert and Donald, all of Kalamazoo, Harold, El Paso, Texas and Charles of Paw Paw;  2 daughters, Mrs. Edward (Helen) Waterhouse of Kalamazoo and Mrs. Douglas (Esther) Shively of Kalamazoo; 17 grandchildren;  9 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Jordan of Kalamazoo and Mrs. Hattie Newkirk of Kalamazoo;  several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call after 6 p.m. this evening, at the Truesdale Chapels of the Pines, Westnedge at Milham, Portage, where services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, with Pastor Frederick G. Overdier of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment in Hope Cemetery. source:   Kalamazoo Gazette  Weds 19 Jan 1977

Mr. George W. Brannum  7821 Kingston Dr., Portage Passed away Saturday evening Sept. 25, 1971. Mr. Brannum was born January 18, 1920, in Grubbs, Ark., the son of James and Nellie Brannum and had been a resient here for 23 years.  Prior to his retirement, he was employed at Panelyte Corp.  His wife, Gladys, preceded him in death in October of 1966.  Surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters, Jim of Parchment,  Mrs. Terry (Joann) Porter of Santa Anna, Calif.,  Mrs. James (Sharon) Taylor and Johnny L., both of Portage;  5 grandchildren;  2 sisters,  Mrs. Annie Paul of Comstock and Mrs. Olie Pridmore of Newport, Ark.;  several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 2 o’clock at the Langeland Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre, Pastor Kennth H. Allan of St. Michaels Lutheran Church officiating.  Interment in South Portage Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Portage Chapel.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Mon 27 Sep 1971

Mr. James S. Breed  10410 West KL Ave  Passed away January 18, 1977.  Mr. Breed was born August 1, 1895, in Almena Township.  He was sexton of the Oshtemo, Genesee and Hill Cemeteries.  Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Deloris) Hackenberg of Lawton and Mrs. Robert (Maxine) McIntyre of Bloomingdale;  3 sons,  Albert of Florida, Bernard of Kalamazoo and Clifford of Paw Paw;  13 grandchildren;  9 great grandchildren;  one sister, Mina Adamson of Paw Paw;  2 brothers, LaRue and Carl, both of Paw Paw;  several nieces and nephews.  Three brothers preceded him in death.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 am at the Truesdale Williamsburg Chapel, 445 W. Michigan, Rev. Paul Arnstrom officiating. Interment in West Oshtemo Cemetery.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. this evening.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Wed 19 Jan 1977

Mrs. Wilma Brehm  912 Cottage  Passed away Friday evening at Borgess Hospital.  Mrs. Brehm was born July 24, 1913, in Kalamazoo, daughter of William and Agnes McLain Miller.  She was a licensed practical nurse. A member of the Kalamazoo Kennel Club, and Boston Chapter of the Boston Terriers Breeders Assoc., and the Zion Lutheran Church.  Married to Walter Brehm in June of 1930, who survives.  Also surviving are one son, Walter W. of Kalamazoo;  2 daughters, Mrs. Betty Chachich of Baltimore, Md. and Mrs. Barbara Johnston of Hickory Corners;  5 grandchildren; a half sister, Mrs. Manley (Iven) Morrison of Kalamazoo;  several nieces and nephews.  Friends are being received at the Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, where services will be held this evening at 7:30, with Pastor Louis Grother officiating.  Cremation will follow on Tuesday.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Kalamazoo County Humane Society.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Mon 27 Dec 1976

Mrs. Elizabeth A. Brennan  6577 Peyton Pl., Kalamazoo  Mrs. Brennan died January 11, 1976 at Bronson Hospital.  She was born January 18, 1893 in Chicago, Illinois, daughter of Abel and Elizabeth (Elliot)  Brieley.  She lived in Kalamazoo area for 33 years.  Member of North Presbyterian Church and Senior Citizens groups.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael,  April 4, 1955.  Surviving are: two sons, Ralph of Gobles and Robert of Cincinnati, Ohio;  five daughters, Mrs. Edwad Siltz of Detroit,  Mrs. Arthur Richards, Madison Heights,  Mrs. Robert Roise of Houston, Texas,  Mrs. Kennard Douglass of Kalamazoo,  Mrs. Claude Bos of Portage;  28 grand-children, 37 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services 1 p.m. Wednesday at Truesdale Chapels of the Pines, Milham at Westnedge, Pastor Frederick Overdier of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, officiating.  Interment, Mount Ever-Rest Cemetery.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Mon 12 Jan 1976

Mrs. Rebecca Breslow 216 N. Rose St.  Passed away Thursday, April 15, 1976.  Mrs. Breslow was born in 1902 in Burlington, Vt., daughter of Nathan and Yetta Marcus and had resided in this area since 1912.  Surviving is one brother, Max Marcus of Kalamazoo.  Graveside services will be held Monday at 1 o’clock in Jewish Riverside Cemetery, Rabbi Kenneth Berger of the Congregation of Moses, officiating.  Arrangements by the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Fri 16 Apr 1976

Mrs. Cora Briggs  1600 S. 11th St.  Passed away Saturday evening after a lingering illness.  Mrs. Briggs was born Nov. 3, 1888, in Plainfield, Ill. the daughter of Andrew and Lucy Almy, moving to Kalamazoo in 1919.  She was employed by Gilmore Brothers for 14 years, retiring in 1955.  She was a member of Social Rebekahs Lodge No. 35 and Cauler Colfax Ladies Auxiliary No. 12.  On March 7, 1906, she was married to Francis A. Darnell.  On June 25, 1919, she was married to Walter E. Nouggle, who passed away Oct. 14, 1959.   On Feb 4, 1961, she was married to Allen Briggs, who passed away Oct 17, 1971.  Mrs. Briggs is survived by 3 sons, Benjamin E. Darnell,  Egbert Darnell, both of Kalamazoo, and Ludwell Nouglle of Comstock;  2 daughters, Mrs. Albert (Frances) Beck and Mrs. Charles (Edith) Anderson, both of Kalamazoo;  14 grandchildren;  14 great grandchildren;  one niece.  Friends are being received at the Wagar & Clark Chapel, where funeral services will be held Tuesday mornin!
g at 11 o’clock.  Pastor Delos Tanner officiating.  Interment in the family lot,   Riverside Cemetery.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 24 Apr 1972


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