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Cleland Samuel BRABON

Male 1920 - 1999  (79 years)


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  • Name Cleland Samuel BRABON 
    Nickname Pete 
    Census 1920  Tyron Twp.,Kent Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born 29 January 1920  Kent City,Kent Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 February 1999  Brownsville,TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Ruptured anuerism 
    Buried 22 February 1999  Ft Custer National Cemetery,Battle Creek,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 02/20/1999 - Obituary Notice Kalamazoo Gazette, Kalamazoo Michigan
      BRABON, Mr. Cleland S. "Pete" Portage, MI
      Died Monday, February 15, 1999 in Brownsville, TX. Mr. Brabon was born January 29, 1920 in Kent City, MI, the son of Clarence and Clara (Cook) Brabon, and had lived in Portage since 1945. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II, where he was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Portage First United Methodist Church, and a life member of the D.A.V. Buck Crosby Chapter #6.
      Pete was a self-employed carpenter, and worked as a residential builder for 45 years. He served as a volunteer fireman for he City of Portage for 21 years, and in the late 50's and early 60's had served as Assistant Civil Defense Director for the City of Portage. Pete had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, bowling and golf. On December 6, 1941, he was united in marriage to Frances Brondyke, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter Carol Grabemeyer of Haslett, MI, and her children, Michael and Andrea Grabemeyer; a son, Bruce Brabon and very special person, Cindy of Mattawan, MI , and her children, Krissy, Kerri and Chad; 3 brothers and 2 sisters, Fred (Loraine) Brabon of Gobles, MI, Burnath (Edith) Brabon of Kalamazoo, Lucille Earhart of Mesa, AZ, Marvel (Kenneth) Brockman of Portage, and Carl Brabon of Chicago, IL; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Bill and Fannie Andrews.
      He was preceded in death by a brother, Francis Brabon; and by 2 sisters, June Cook and Irene Rodrique. Services will be held at 12:30 o'clock Monday at the Langeland Family Funeral Home, Portage Chapel, 411 East Centre Avenue with Pastor Greg Wood officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Friends may meet the family Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Portage Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Portage First United Methodist Church.

      02/20/1999 - Note entered by Ann Brabon MacCreery
      Pete and Frances had spent winters in Brownsville, TX since Pete's retirement. Their permanent residence was in a home built by Pete at 8047 Kingston Drive, Portage, MI. Pete had suffered a bout with Pneumonia and while recuperating suffered a ruptured aneurysm located behind his kidney resulting in his death.
    Person ID I1749  Marcia Shears
    Last Modified 10 July 2007 

    Father Clarence Herman BRABON,   b. 5 January 1886, Martin,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1950, Otsego,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Clara Bell COOK,   b. 9 April 1894, Prob Orangeville,Barry Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 March 1926, Plainwell,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 28 December 1910  Allegan,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F753  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse LIVING 
    Children 
     1. LIVING
    +2. LIVING
    Family ID F778  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S2765] 1920 US Federal Census - BRABON Clarence Family, (Tyron, Kent Co., MI, Dist 113, Sheet 6B, Lines 71-77, Image 12 of 19).


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