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Michael J. Wyffels

PINE RIVER — Michael James Wyffels, 63, of Pine River, died at Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at noon at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Pequot Lakes with Father George Zeck officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Motley Public Cemetery in Motley, Minn.

Mike was born on Sept. 4, 1948, to Evangeline (Dubbeldee) Wyffels and the late Arnold James Wyffels. He graduated from Tracy High School in 1966. Mike and Cindy Rue were married in Loveland, Colo., in 1972. Together they had three children: Jennifer, Michael Jed and Ramsie. Mike worked in various construction businesses over the years and enjoyed helping with the cattle until he retired in northern Minnesota.

Mike is survived by his children, Jennifer (Jason) Bergman; grandchildren, Bryn and Fisher, of Bellingham, Wash., Michael Jed (Sashimi) Wyffels, of Fort Collins, Colo., and Ramsie Rue, of Victor, Idaho; mother, Vangie Wyffels, of Marshall; brothers and sisters, Lee (Renee) Wyffels, of Troy, Mo., Rose (Mike) Slack, of Ada, Mich., Robbie (Jesse) Eichenbaum, of Matthews, N.C., Becky (Lamont Peterson) VanVickle, of Pine River, John Wyffels, of Palmer Lake, Colo., Bill (Bianca) Wyffels, of Pillager, Jane (Scott) Mellenthin, of Marshall, and Peter (Sherry) Wyffels, of Litchfield; many nieces and nephews, family, friends, and his special canine friend, Tye. He was preceded in death by his brother, Patrick; father, Arnold; grandparents, August and Ann (Rykus) Wyffels and Herman and Ann (Dressen) Dubbeldee; and a nephew, Blake Wyffels.

Mike will be missed by all. Blessed be his memory.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Pequot Lakes.

Brenny Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services

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