Michael Brookhiser, 60, of Florence, AZ died Thursday, August 15, 2013, at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix.
Born February 25, 1953, in Burlington, he was the son of Robert C. and Kathryn L. Brookhiser.
Michael worked as a correction officer at Corrections Corporation of America-FCC in Florence.
He grew up in rural Wever and graduated from Fort Madison High School. He served in the Marine Corps. He was known as outgoing and a devoted husband and loving father.
Survivors include his wife, Cheryl; two daughters, Amanda Applegarth and Alyssa Brookhiser, both of Burlington; one step-son, Eric Saunders of New London, IA; two grandchildren; five sisters, Peggy Brookhiser of Burlington, Kathy Brookhiser of Wayland, MO, Judy Brookhiser of Murray, KY, Joyce Snyder of Colusa, IL, and Helen Smith of Winfield, IA; one brother, Robert Brookhiser Jr. of Danville, IA and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. Since Michael's passing his step-son, Gary Saunders has passed away.
The body has been cremated.
There will be no service, a memorial visitation will be from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 4:00 PM until 6:00PM, Friday, October 4, 2013 at Thielen Funeral Home.
Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory is in care of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.
Read Michael Brookhiser's Obituary and Guestbook on www.thielenfuneralhome.com.