Michael Bruce Braamse Obituary

Michael Bruce Braamse, 60, of Coloma, passed away at home in May, 2021. He was born October 22, 1960, son of Robert & Helen Braamse. Michael married Elisabeth Pudell in 1987 and together they raised three children-Jessica and twins Matthew & Michaella.

Mike graduated from Lake Michigan Catholic High School, Lake Michigan College’s Automotive Technical School, MIG & TIG Welding School and was an ASE Master Certified Technician. Michael was the owner/operator of Uptown Auto and for many years also worked at the family business-Credit Bureau of SJ/BH. He played little league baseball, raced motocross and was an avid NASCAR and Indy Car race fan. He had a passion for working on cars and motorcycles and could fix anything he put his hands on. He truly had a heart for helping others.

Michael is survived by his two daughters Jessica & Michaella Braamse. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert & Helen Braamse, son Matthew Kyle Braamse and grandparents-Cornelius & Florence Braamse & Roy & Beulah Taiclet.

Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 1:00 until 3:00 P.M. Saturday, July 17, 2021 at First Church of God-Stevensville Campus, 5767 Red Arrow Hwy., Stevensville. Memorial donations in Mike’s name may be made to New Heights Auto Ministry in St. Joseph. Those wishing to sign Mike’s Memory Book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com. 

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