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Michael Larry Brumble, 57, passed away July 13, 2014 at his residence in rural Esko, Minn. He passed away from natural causes due to heart disease and diabetes.

He was born in July of 1956 in Tacoma, Wash., to Eddie Don and Jeannine Louise Brumble.

Mike attended and graduated from Latta High School in Latta, South Carolina. Mike enlisted in the Air Force in 1974 and was discharged in 1978. He then attended the Duluth Vocational Technical School and graduated with a degree in both Welding and Drafting. On July 6, 1981 Mike was united in marriage with Peggy Jane Leonard in Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Proctor. Mike was employed by Marquip Ward United Manufacturing in Phillips, Wisconsin. He worked as a master pipe fitter welder until he became disabled in 2006. Mike had many hobbies depending on what season or mood he was in, there was the fishing phase, the golfing phase, 4 wheeling phase, then the hunting phase. He had a unique flare for life and outlook on the world. Mike was a man of few words but of many distinct looks, and one liners. He was the big hard exterior with the mushy interior. He passed his time with coin collecting and riding his Harley.

He was preceded in death by his father; and one brother Eddie.

Mike is survived by his wife Peggy; son Eric (Tami) of Park Falls, Wis.; daughter Jody (Bryan) Sorensen of Chetek, Wis.; two grandsons, Kyle and Kody Mareno of Butternut, Wis.; his mother Jeannine Brumble of Scottsdale, Ariz.; sister Luann (Ray) Stark of Carefree, Ariz.; many nieces and nephews; and his best buddy Ottis.

VISITATION: 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. Memorial Service on Friday, July 18, 2014 in Bell Brothers Funeral Home, 601 N. 56th Ave. W., Duluth with Pastor John Dietz officiating. Private family inurnment will follow at a later date.

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