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James Brehm

James Franklin Brehm

Thursday, November 20th, 1941 - Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
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Obituary

James Franklin Brehm, 77, of Battle Creek passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019 surrounded by family and friends.
Jim was born November 20, 1941 to Howard and Helen (Fauver) Brehm in Fayette, Ohio. Jim grew up in Jackson, Michigan, and then moved to Battle Creek, Michigan in his sophomore year of high school. He graduated from Lakeview High School in 1960 where he played football and met his eventual wife, the love of his life, Sandra (Sandy) Conlin.
Jim attended Kellogg Community College, served as Secretary-Treasurer for Local 705, and was a lifelong employee of Michigan Paperboard. He retired in 2005 after 44 years of outstanding service.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Sandy, daughters, Sheri (Doug) Casebeer, Michele (Kevin) Berner, his son, Shawn Brehm, grandchildren, Nicole (Brendan) Klok, Brianna Casebeer (Patrick Haygood), Jarrett Berner, Brooke Berner, along with several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Virginia Kinney, and brother, Richard (Dick) Brehm.
Jim was an avid sports fan and especially loved his Detroit Lions. Along with watching sports, Jim enjoyed time with his family and friends, vacationing across the country and spending the winters in Treasure Island and Ft. Myers Beach, Florida.
The funeral service will be at 11:00am on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at Baxter Funeral and Cremation; 375 W. Dickman Rd. Battle Creek. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in James’ name to Battle Creek Bronson Cancer Center, or Southwest Michigan Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to Baxter Funeral & Cremation.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service
    Address
    375 W. Dickman Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
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  • Service

    Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service
    Address
    375 W. Dickman Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Michele Berner

Posted at 02:31pm
My dad was the strongest man I ever knew. He fought cancer on and off for fourteen years. I am so proud and blessed to call you my dad. Your daughter forever, Shelly
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Thomas Dunton

Posted at 01:52pm
Jim Brehm, my good and constant friend for more than 60 years, I will miss you much especially your indomitable spirit and love of life, family, and friends. May your new life in Heaven greatly exceed the wonders of this earthly life. To those left behind, especially Sandy and family, I pray that, through inner strength, hope, courage, and faith, you will find a lasting peace regarding this sad loss of Jim in this life. Tom Dunton
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Sincerely, Ken & Louisa Davis

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Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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