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John Thomas Brecken

January 20, 1950 ~ June 23, 2018 (age 68)

John “Doc” Thomas Brecken, age 68, of Conklin, MI., went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday morning, June 23, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Henrietta (Toohey) Brecken; brother Ralph “Sonny” Brecken and father-in-law, Robert “Dutch” Simot. John is survived by his loving wife, Joyce; daughter, Ashley (Ben) Andrus; sister, Donna (Bill) VanZee; brother, Ken Streeter Jr.; mother-in-law, Ruth Simot; many family members and special friends. He attended Rockford High School and was a graduate of the class of 1968.  John loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed his years of semi-truck driving and his younger years as a scuba diving instructor. He had a love of scuba diving, boating, fishing, horseback riding and took family trips from Florida to Canada. John never knew a stranger, he loved meeting new people and was always ready to share a story or a joke. Dealing with health challenges over the past few years, John faced his adversity with faith and fortitude. We were blessed to have him in our lives. He surely resides in heaven and in our hearts. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday June 30, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Mark Oswald officiating. Burial will take place in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held 10 to 11 am Saturday morning at Church. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 1379 Harding St, Conklin, MI 49403 or National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, 1169 Oak Valley Dr.,  Ann Arbor, MI  48108. An online guestbook may be signed at

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