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James Eugene Brabaw II

April 20, 1957 August 3, 2019
James Eugene Brabaw II
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James Eugene Brabaw II, 62 of Midland, died Saturday, August 3, 2019 following a 2-1/2 year battle with kidney and metastatic bone cancer. He was born April 20, 1957 in Midland, son of the late James E. Brabaw and Julie E. (Myers) (Larry S.) Bryll. James moved to Texas in the early 1980s where he worked as a mechanic. He then returned to Michigan in 2017. Jim loved his family. He enjoyed visiting with family and friends and always looked forward to “going for a putt”. He was a Ford Truck guy and especially treasured his 1966 Ford F100 which he personally restored. He also loved his tools, working on vehicles and being outdoors.

He is survived by his mother Julie E. Bryll and her husband, Larry of Midland; children: James E. Brabaw III of Midland, Robert Brabaw of Merrill, Kris Brabaw of Texas, Regina Brabaw, Krystal Shook-Lomas both of Texas; 11 grandchildren; siblings: Candice Brabaw of Lansing, Liz (Mike) Beale, Brian (Annette) Brabaw, sister-in-law Kathy Brabaw all of Midland; step-siblings Cindy (Larry) Teplin of California, Larry (Debra) Bryll of Traverse City, Toni (Wayne) Hock of Midland; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father James E. Brabaw, brother Steven L. Brabaw on August 17, 2018, niece Mackenzie J. Beale, as well as many beloved pets including his dogs Nina, Jake and Penny Ann.

Jim will be greatly missed by many family members and friends who loved him unconditionally. The family would like to extend special thanks to RNs Roxanne and Ryan at Brittany Manor Rehab for their compassionate care of Jim.

Private family services will take place, with arrangements entrusted to the care of Ware Smith Woolever Funeral Directors. Memorials in Jim’s name may be offered to the Humane Society of Midland County.

God saw you getting tired,
a cure was not to be.
So he put His arms around you
and whispered “Come with Me”.

With tearful eyes we watched you suffer
as you slowly slipped away.
Although we loved you dearly
we could not make you stay.

Your golden heart stopped beating;
your tired hands put to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.

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