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Visitation

Rupert-Durham Chapel
Sunday October 3rd, 2021
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Rosary

Rupert-Durham Chapel
Sunday October 3rd, 2021
4:00pm

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Visitation

St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church
Monday October 4th, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

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Mass of Christian Burial

St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church
Monday October 4th, 2021
11:00am

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Burial with Military Honors

Fort Custer National Cemetery
Tuesday October 5th, 2021
2:30pm - 2:45pm

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WIlliam F. Brumleve

William F. Brumleve, of Vicksburg passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021 at the age of 78. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky, to Frank and Leona Brumleve. Attended Trinity High School and Bellarmine College (now University) in Louisville. Bill served in the United States Air Force for four years. While stationed in Empire, MI, he met the love of his life, Patricia “Patt” Hittle. They were married at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Traverse City, in June of 1964. Their son, Douglas was born in July of 1965. They then moved to Portage in 1966, where he worked for General Motors as a steel system analyst for 38 years. Daughter Theresa was born in February in 1968. While living in Vicksburg Bill served on the Vicksburg Village Council and Planning Commission. While living next door to the Vicksburg Public Library he did volunteer ground work for years. He was an active member of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church. At St. Martin’s he taught religious education for years, served as church lector, was on the planning commission, and member of the Knights of Columbus. Bill was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a most compassionate and loving soul. He easily made friends with whomever he met. He loved to play golf and was an avid Notre Dame football fan and attended many home games. Bill Brumleve is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patt; two children: Douglas (Aimee) Brumleve, of Manistee; and Theresa (Jon) Sabo, of VA; two grandchildren: Sean (Abbey) Sabo, and Allison Sabo, whom he loved both dearly. Bill is also survived by two sisters: Carol (Jimmy) Neece, and Margaret (Jim Ed) England both of KY; two special brothers-in-law: Dick Hittle, of Detroit and John Hittle, of Lake Orion; and last but not least his beloved dog, Sophie. He is preceded in death by his parents: Frank, Leona and Margaret Brumleve; and one sister: Jeannie Brumleve. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Bill on Monday, October 4, 2021 at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 5855 East W Ave, Vicksburg. The visitation will be held on Sunday from 2 to 4pm (Rosary 4pm) at the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, 409 South Main Street, Vicksburg, and also on Monday at the church from 10am until the time of the service. Then on Tuesday at 2:30pm Bill will be buried with military honors at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI. While at www.mccowensecord.com please take time to sign Bill’s guestbook, and/or share a memory with the family. Those who wish may make contributions to Kairos Dwelling and/or St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church. The family is being cared for by the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, 409 South Main Street, Vicksburg, MI 49097 (269) 649-1697.

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Guestbook

We always enjoyed Bill and his sense of humor. we had a lot good laughs with him and will miss that special smile he always had with that twinkle in his eye. Out thought and prayers go out to Pat and the family. He will be missed but never forgotten! Carol & Skip Knowles

Skip Knowles Oct 3 2021 9:00 PM

Carol Neece and Margaret England purchased the Sweet Tenderness for the family of William F. Brumleve.

Carol Neece and Margaret England Oct 2 2021 2:11 PM

Emerald Garden Basket was purchased for the family of William F. Brumleve.

Oct 1 2021 4:34 PM

A candle was lit in memory of WIlliam Brumleve

Carol Lohman Sep 30 2021 6:30 PM

Michael, Angela, Luke, & Logan Overbeek purchased the Serene Retreat for the family of William F. Brumleve.

Michael, Angela, Luke, & Logan Overbeek Sep 30 2021 5:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of WIlliam Brumleve

Maggie Snyder Sep 30 2021 8:54 AM

Bill and Pat were my neighbors for several years. They were always very nice. I recall one time their dog Lady a dalmatian came over and did her business on my cement patio. Bill was totally humiliated and I laughed at him. He apologized over and over. He was much more upset than I was. Very nice people. Missed them when they moved.

Carol Taylor Sep 29 2021 2:48 PM

Patt and Family. What a beautiful tribute that was posted for Bill. He was a wonderful person and we shared the titles of "out laws" together. Beautiful memories of time together. My favorite was our trip to Hawaii. You could see the love he had for Patt with our many adventures around the islands together. I will miss that guy always. My sincere sympathies for the whole family. Love, Jacquie

Jacquie Hittle Sep 29 2021 10:41 AM

Our condolences to Patt and your family:heart::heart:We are so honored to have known Bill and his anticswe will surely miss that beautiful smile and kind voice:heart:Love you PattMike & Barb Charvat

Mike & Barb Charvat Sep 29 2021 10:18 AM

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Sep 29 2021 8:08 AM

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