Michael Joseph Brenders

Died: September 18, 2021
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age 72 passed away peacefully September 18, 2021 while surrounded by family in McKinney Texas.

Michael grew up in Brook Park, Ohio where he attended Berea High School class of 1966. After high school he joined the Navy, achieved the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer and worked as a Shipboard Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Defense Operator and Training Specialist. Michael served in Vietnam, Southeast Asia, Kuwait, and the Middle East. He retired after 27 years of faithful service. After retiring from the military Michael and a co-owner opened up a country western bar in Singapore called The Lonestar Bar. They were entertained by numerous stars such as Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson otherwise known as The Highwaymen. Michael eventually established his roots in Farmersville, TX where he was an active member of VFW Post 7426.

Devoted son of the late Thomas and Ellen. Dear brother of Paul, James (Gloria), Kevin, Ellen (George) Cowgill, Thomas (deceased), and Barbara (Ronald) Unger. Uncle and great uncle to many.

All Services Private. Interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. For those who wish, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Michael’s name to VFW Post 7426, P.O. Box 663, Farmersville, TX 75442. DUE TO THE SEVERITY OF COVID-19, NO CHILDREN WILL BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND, MASKS ARE MANDATORY, AND SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED. NO EXCEPTIONS

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September 25, 2021
The time will come when you can smile at the beautiful memories you all have of Mike I am saying a prayer everyday for all of you Lots love
Died: September 18, 2021

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Brooke Phillips posted on 10/18/21

Mike was always such a kind man. I remember always seeing him at the VFW Post in Farmersville. The last couple times I saw him were at my grandfather's funeral nearly 11 years ago. He spoke about my grandfather for several minutes. Then the last, was at a Veteran's day program for my high school choir class my sophomore year. It's so sad to hear of his passing.


Dwayne Kleck posted on 10/15/21

Mike and I were shipmates on 2 ships homeported in Yokosuka. I played many games of acey deucey and many hands of cribbage with him. He was a good shipmate and a good sailor, the navy could sure use a bunch of sailors like Mike today. Rest easy my friend.


Michael Wrobel Sr posted on 10/7/21

Saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. Saw him last at the VFW in Berea with Ted Grospitch. Fieg as we used to call him. Great guy. He will be missed.


James Brenders posted on 10/6/21

Godspeed crossing over. You spent your life protecting and defending America. You are true Patriot, your loving brother.


Craig Skarphol posted on 10/4/21

Mike was an outstanding Navy man! However his greatest strength was that of simply being a “shipmate”. I’ll always cherish our visit together just prior to his illness. Fair winds and following seas, my friend.


Michael Chandler posted on 10/1/21

Although I never sailed with Mike we were shipmates who shared many enjoyable moments in Branson. Fair Winds and Following Seas 'til we meet again.


Jimmy John posted on 10/1/21

My heart felt Condolence. Mike was a GREAT SHIPMATE! I will light a candle. RIP! Jimmy John


Garland Davis posted on 10/1/21

Shipmate... I wish for you fair winds and following seas, deep green water under your bow, your main rifles trained in the posture of peace and a gentle breeze at your stern.


Dave "Mac" McAllister posted on 10/1/21

Mike was a very old Shipmate and dear friend. We sailed together on ships out of Yokosuka Japan for many years. No doubt Mike will be waiting on Fiddlers Green cold beer in one hand, rocks glass of Bourbon in the other while a Camel cigarette burns up in an ashtray. Love you my Brother, until we meet again.... Mac-OUT


Clarence Rhodes posted on 9/26/21

Jim, Paul, Kevin, Ellen and Barb, Mike was a devoted military man who served his country well. We appreciate his service and commitment to the military. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.


Liz Crane posted on 9/24/21

To Jim, Gloria and Brenders family, my deepest sympathy for the loss of your brother Mike. God Bless you all


Charles and Diane Curtiss posted on 9/23/21

To Jim & Gloria, as well as the entire Brenders family, our most sincere condolences. Hoping in the days ahead, you all will be able to remember Mike ... and a smile will replace your tears. We are so sorry for your loss. Just, Chuck and Diane