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Brian Krese, age 57, of Walker, MI, passed away on Sunday, July 4, 2021. He was born on October 18, 1963, in St. Louis, MO to Michael and Helen (Narup) Krese.

Brian was a man of many interests. He loved outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, golf and gardening. He loved cooking for friends and family from his garden. He also enjoyed visiting the extended families farm. It was a place that gave him peace. Brian was kind and caring man and loved being with his life partner, Barbie and their dog Dallas.

He is survived by Barbie Nelson; brother, Roger (Jayne Austin) Krese; his sister, Mary Krese and many aunts, cousins and friends.He was preceded in death by both of his parents.

As per his wishes no service will be held.


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Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 616-452-3006.



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  1. Kathleen Farmer on July 9, 2021 at 9:46 am

    As we get older, we have experienced the loss of a lot of cousins, but not yet a sibling, so I can’t really understand the pain – especially between 2 brothers that were close growing up, but we send our love and sympathy to you all. You have experienced a lot of losses, and this may be the hardest. Always remember:
    “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”
    Thomas Campbell

    With love and sympathy,
    Cousin Kathleen and Dave Farmer

  2. Annie Job on July 9, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    I’m So sorry for Brian’s family and Barbies lose. Hope you all will find guidance through your faith.

  3. Marlinda Oden on July 9, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Sorry for the loss of Brian! He sure loved coming down to the farm and Gma loved having him over.

  4. Nelson Family on July 15, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    Brian will be greatly missed. He was extremely talented in his working career, always went above and beyond to do the best job he could. That also carried into his personal life for the love of Barbie and family. He always had a contagious smile and a green thumb. The garden was always immaculate just like his lawn. It was not uncommon for him to give you food from the garden, something he canned, or pie he made from the berries he picked that morning. He also was amazing at grilling, if you had a get together and there was a grill he was in front of it. So many great memories come with so much pain to lose someone so special. You will always be missed and have a warm place in our hearts. We were so blessed to have you in our family!!

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