Arthur W. Brenke

  • Born: July 4, 1944
  • Died: November 3, 2016
  • Location: Blissfield, Michigan

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Adrian, MI 49221

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Arthur Walter Brenke, age 72, of Blissfield passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Lenawee. He was born on July 4, 1944 at home in Blissfield, Michigan to Arthur W. and Irma E. (Papenhagen) Brenke. Art was a 1962 graduate of Blissfield High School and on January 29, 1965, he married Diana Jean Rittner in Ottawa Lake, Michigan. She survives. Art was a self-employed farmer and also worked as a factory laborer for many years. Along with farming and factory work, he worked in the insurance industry, ending his working years being self-employed and owning Brenke Crop Insurance. Art was a lifetime member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Riga. He enjoyed traveling, woodworking, camping and wintering in Mission, Texas. Most of all, he enjoyed being in the presence of his dear family.

In addition to his wife, Diana, he is survived by his two daughters, Holly (Gregory) Butts of Blissfield and Heather (Mark) Raschke of Westland, MI; three grandchildren, Aaron and Emily Butts and Andrew Raschke; two sisters, Sharon (Jim) Wilkes of Blissfield and Brenda (Michael) Andrix of Riga and numerous nieces and nephews. Art was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Christina Marie Brenke.

A memorial service to celebrate Art's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 7, 2016 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Riga with Pastor James Seelow officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 – 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at the Anderson Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield and also on Monday from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. at the church in Riga. A private family burial of Art's ashes will take place at a later date.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at Anderson Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry for the loss your beloved husband, father,grandfather, and brother.May God be with you as you go through this difficult time. Jill Goers Kiesow

Posted by Jill Goetz kiesow - Riga, MI - Friend   November 08, 2016

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Our deepest condolences to Diana, Holly, Heather and their families. I truly enjoyed the time that Art and Diana stopped by our house to visit on their way to south Texas. Love and peace to you all.

Posted by Kim & Dave (Brenke) Starr - Katy, TX - Family   November 06, 2016

Sending you prayers and condolences for your loss. John and Catherine Rost-Rogers. Sarasota, FL

Posted by Catherine Rost-Rogers - Srasota, FL - Friend   November 06, 2016

We were saddened to see that Art has passed...we trust the Lord will give you peace and comfort at this time of loss...we were glad to see you guys a couple of years ago at Linda & Whitey's home...Love and prayers

Posted by Norm & Margaret Fisher - Granton, WI, WI - Friend   November 05, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers during this difficult time.

Posted by Cyndie Szczur - Sterling Heights, MI - Friend   November 05, 2016

Sorry to hear about your loss. He will surely be missed by all of his Sunny's friends!....Jim and Mary. Lot 7

Posted by Jim and Mary Briolat - Toledo, OH - Acquaintance   November 04, 2016

We are sorry so for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Posted by Larry & Tammy Baum/Arthur - Delta, OH - Friend   November 04, 2016


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