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(October 13, 1982 – May 10, 2009)

Braak Michael Buckley, 26, of Tucson, AZ died in his home on May 10, 2009. Born at the Alma Hospital on Oct. 13, 1982 he became the beloved son of Gary and Shirley Buckley and brother of Fawn, Tori and Toby Buckley and soon to be brother-in-law to Joel Parke. Braak has also been supported by an extended family of Patrick and Anglea, Nicklos, Andrea, Regina and Lucas Mullaley and Christa Jackson of Clinton, IA. Braak was encouraged by a large family on all sides to become the fine young man he was. A proud 2001graduate of Herbert Henry Dow High School and spending five years in the U.S. Navy, was currently a college recruit in Tucson, AZ. “It is far better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all!” A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, May 22 at St. Brigids Catholic Church. The family will receive guests, at the church, starting at 8:30 until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may consider The H.H. Dow High School Music Department.Smith-Miner Funeral Home is assisting the family.