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“Many good memories of Uncle George, but what I remember most is his wonderful sense of humor. ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Glenn Breuhan Jr - Farmington, MI

“George was a great guy; always with a sense of humor and loving grandfather. We spent many holidays with his presence. Peace to you George. ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: Donna and Paul Trupiano - Wixom, MI

“Many years have passed since I have seen George due to the break up of my marriage to Glenn, George's brother. Fond memories of visiting their home...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Marilyn Breuhan Watt - Cheboygan, MI

George William Breuhan, age 101, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the Church of Christ Care Center in Clinton Township, Michigan. He was born August 11, 1913 in Detroit, son of the late William and the late Esther (nee: Willert) Breuhan.

It was on that glorious day of October 28, 1933 that George's life was wonderfully changed when he married the love of his life, Lydia. They would go on to share the next 57 years together, building the comforts of home, raising 2 beautiful children, and growing deeper in love with each passing day. Lydia preceded George in death on September 19, 1990.

Possessing strong work ethics and an entrepreneurial spirit, George's career choice was a unique one as he decided to join the ranks of the self-employed by forging his own Home Improvement company. Serving as both a sales representative and service technician, George's efforts produced a thriving business that he and his customers enjoyed until his ultimate retirement.

When he wasn't working, George still managed to keep himself quite busy on most days, either with little odds & ends jobs or favorite pastimes he enjoyed. Like a lot of guys, he was known for possessing those "Mr. Fix It" skills and was always handy when things needed a tweak or repair. He also loved dabbling in the art of photography, immersing himself to the point of having his own dark room and building his own dryer. But of all the things that brought him comfort and joy, George's dearest pastime was spent in his flower garden. Renowned as an avid gardener, his green thumb and tender-loving-care for the numerous floral varieties he nurtured produced a scene of splendor for family, friends and neighbors alike. Peonies, amaryllis, dahlias, irises, roses, and a few other varietals thrown in the mix, made for a masterpiece that was merely an extension of the creative person inside.

At 101 years of age, George witnessed a plethora of life events and saw a great deal of history being made,…and enjoyed it all, right up to the end, with good health and a sharp mind. He leaves a legacy of love that will be embraced with each reflection shared. He will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

George was the devoted husband of the late Lydia. Loving father of Sandra (Keith) Gillis and Ronald (Marilyn) Breuhan. Caring grandfather of Heather Volpe, Keith Gillis, Paul (Katherine) Breuhan, and the late Andrea (Jason) Scott. Also survived by great-grandchildren, Nathan, Claire, Alexander, William, and Andrew. Brother of Glenn, Esther Reed, and preceded in death by siblings, Roy, Arleen Lukaschewski, Ruth Gamperling, Lola Breuhan, William, and Dorothy Zwierzynski.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home in Warren, Michigan.

Please share memories of George at his memory book above.