Kevin W.R.C. Brainard

Kevin W.R.C. Brainard

Kevin W. R. C. “R.C.” “Doogie” Brainard of Otsego, Michigan died Sunday, November 4, 2007. Kevin was born June 26, 1976 in Kalamazoo to Roger and Gloria (Chase) Brainard. Kevin was a graduate of the K.V.C.C. Police Academy and had been employed with the Otsego Police Dept. for 1 year and then with the Plainwell Public Safety Dept. for 7 years. For 13 years he was a member of the Otsego Volunteer Fire Department, and was currently serving as secretary. He was the assistant coach of the Otsego Women’s Varsity Soccer team, enjoyed camping, bowling, golf, Moto-Cross, fantasy football, NASCAR and had been a lifelong soccer player. On September 16, 2006 in Plainwell he married Pam Aukerman. Surviving are his daughter, Kayla; his step-son, Kyle Aukerman; his parents; his sister, Kim (John) Wheeler; nieces and nephews, Jodi, Danielle, Adamm, Chase & Chelsea; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Doris Chase, and Wilbur and Rose Carrier. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, Rev. Mark Minegar officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego. Contributions in memory of Kevin may be made to the Otsego Varsity Women’s Soccer Team or the Otsego Fire Department Rescue Unit Fund.

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