Leland T. Brazee of Alamo, Michigan, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2012 in Kalamazoo. Mr. Brazee was born November 17, 1943 in Kalamazoo to Otis and Kathryn (Fuller) Brazee.
Lee was a Navy Seabees Veteran of the Vietnam War. He had been employed with Gibson Guitar and then for 32 years was employed with the Upjohn Co. For 30 years he served as a volunteer with the Alamo Fire Department. He was a lifelong hunter, enjoyed gardening and the out-of-doors and loved to help his family.
On June 19, 1999 in Otsego he married Jeanne (Stauffer) Goorhouse, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Rodney (Nancie) Brazee of Kalamazoo and Mark (Krista) Brazee of Alamo; step-children, Chad (Tina) Goorhouse of Cincinnati and Amy (Rob) Hicks of Mattawan; 10 grandchildren, Hayden, Logan, Tucker, Wyatt, Taylor, Jocelyn, Thomas, Caleb, Wyatt and Tabitha; two brothers, Walter (Judy) Brazee of Kalamazoo and Kenneth (Kate) Brazee of Casper, Wyoming; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Judy (Troutt) Brazee in 1998; and a sister, Mary Lou Sumner in 2005.
Friends may visit with his family from 1 to 4 P.M Sunday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday at the United Methodist Church of Otsego, Pastor Bill Walker and Pastor Joe Shaler officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by V.F.W. Post #3030. Cremation will follow.
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