2018-01-04 / Obituaries

Phyllis Marie Brotherton

Houghton Lake resident Phyllis Marie Brotherton, 76, died Jan. 6, 2018, at Grayling Nursing and Rehabilitation Community.

A service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m., at Walsh Funeral Home, Roscommon. Burial will be in North Shore Memorial Gardens, Coloma.

She was born Jan. 28, 1941, at Benton Harbor, the daughter of Oral Dee and Lucille Genevieve (McKibbin) Williamson. On April 18, 1985, she and Fritz W. Brotherton were united in marriage in Kalamazoo. She had been a resident of Houghton Lake since 1997, having previously lived on a boat in South Haven for 12 years.

Mrs. Brotherton was an administrative assistant at Don Seelye Ford in Kalamazoo. She was an artist and enjoyed photography, fishing and cats.

Preceding her in death were her parents; son, Mike Kolenko; daughter, Amy Brotherton; and brother, Joe Williamson.

Survivors include her husband, Fritz Brotherton of Houghton Lake; children, Jeff Brotherton of Cleveland, OH, Bud (Kathy) Kolenko of Middleville, Scott (companion Sharon Pelligrino) Brotherton of Fairview Heights, OH, Sandy (Kip) Landry of Coopersville and Marc Kolenko of Portage; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Larry (Joan) Williamson of Florida; and sister, Marilyn Timmons of Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made to Roscommon County Animal Shelter, 1110 Short Dr., Prudenville, MI 48651. Walsh Funeral Home, Roscommon, handled arrangements.

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