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Myron “Mike” R. Brecke, age 82, of Curtiss passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital surrounded by his loving family. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Curtiss. The Rev. Kris Bjerke-Ulliman will officiate. Interment will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery in Curtiss. A time of Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 8:00 PM Monday, May 20 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and one hour prior to service time at the church on Tuesday. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers: DJ and Myron Patterson, Patrick and Phillip Gumz, Chris Brecke and Shayne Hanson.

Mike was born on March 19, 1931 in Stetsonville, the son of William and Bertha (Richwalski) Brecke. He attended Pleasant Valley School. On March 2, 1957, Mike was united in marriage to Sharon Ione Johnson in Stetsonville. Together they farmed in the Town of Deer Creek for 31 years. He also worked for the Medford Co-op, Abbyland Pork Plant and the Clark County Commission on Aging delivering “Meals on Wheels”, retiring in 2011.

Mike enjoyed spending time outdoors, building things, talking and getting to know other people, bowling in leagues and spending time with his family. He also served on numerous boards, including Taylor County Electric and the Farmers Union Milk Marketing Board. Mike also was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, serving as its president and was a member of the Curtiss Lions Club.

Mike is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Sharon; his children: Mark (Peggy), Denise and Karen all of Stetsonville, Juleen (Greg) of Abbotsford and Melissa (Chad) of Withee. He is further survived by 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, twin-sister, Myrtle (Howard) Bedroske, sisters, Audrey Vircks, Annabelle Holme, Gladys (Emil) Paur and Elva (Norman) Larson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Vernon (Betty); sister, Stella; two brothers-in-law, Hal Holmes and Willard Vircks and a step-grandson, Louis Voigt.

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