Michael Gene Brouhard

Funeral services for Michael Gene Brouhard, 64, Lecompton, KS, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Lecompton. He passed away December 26, 2015 at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, KS.

Michael Gene was born January 2, 1951 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital son of Kenneth and Gerda Brouhard.

Michael grew up in Lawrence, until the family moved to Lecompton where he graduated from Lecompton High School, May 1969.

On July 24, 1970, Michael Gene Married Maxine Marie Crouch, 45 ½ years, at the K.U. Chapel, Lawrence, KS. They were blessed with six children. Michael worked at a gas station and a Lawrence box factory, by the Kaw River in Lawrence. He also worked for Color Press, KU Department of Gardening and then the Electrical Department. He worked for M& M Electrical Service in Meriden, KS and then in 1992 he went into IB&W Local Union 226 where he worked all over in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska until he had open heart surgery and became disabled to work as an electrician in December 2009.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Gerda Brouhard; two daughters, Heidi Marie, 11, and Windy Ann, 3 ½, along with his brother-in-law, Frankie Crouch, in May 12, 1982,

Michael is survived by his wife, Maxine Marie, of the home; three daughters, Kenna Robinson, Maxine Ann Brouhard, both of Lawrence; Rachell Haverkamp of Lecompton, KS; his son, Kenneth Michael Brouhard, Lawrence; son-grandson, Austin Brouhard; ten grandchildren, Darrell Lipp, Allon Robinson, all of Lawrence, Heidi Hulsether, Dale Hulsether, both of Topeka, Amber Brouhard, Lawrence, Kimberly Hulsether, Topeka, Telisha Haverkamp, Blane Haverkamp, both of Lecompton, Frankie Brouhard, Lawrence; four great grandchildren, Windy Wilks, Ellie Moore, Bradly Brouhard, and Justin Brouhard; one sister, Loretta Phillips, North Carolina; many nieces and nephews; relative and friends. He also had many other kids, grandkids and great grandkids that called him dad and grandpa.

The family will greet friends from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at the mortuary.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Michael Brouhard Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

3 Condolences

  1. Bonny Fugett on December 29, 2015 at 10:01 am

    I was sorry to learn of Mike’s death in the paper this morning. He was a classmate of mine in high school and we were always finding a time to say hello for one reason or another. Sometimes, he would bring in a huge fish at the end of the school day for the kids to see. That was always fun. He was mighty proud of the great big fish he could catch. I know Mike will be missed and you have my sincerest condolences.

    Bonny Fugett

  2. Leo pollard on December 29, 2015 at 11:23 am

    I’m so sorry we had some crazy times together over the years he will truly be missed. My prayers are with all of you

  3. Betty Smith Mitchell on December 30, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Maxine, Loretta, and families,
    Brouhard to me means love of children, love of friends, lots of laughter, and a source of help at a moments call. What a great family! I love you all dearly. Mike was a high school buddy. Teased me to death. When my first husband died, there was Mike coming over with cattle panels to hold my horse in Mom’s back yard. Someone let her loose and he found her over at the school and here came Mike leading her back and putting her in the pen he had built. Can’t beat a friend like that! I just found out tonight that Mike passed away. May the time you are apart not seem so long. Sending my love and prayers to each of you.

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