Charles W. “Bill” Brief, 67, of Midland, passed away on March 22, 2021 at MidMichigan Medical Center. He was born to the late Gilford and Agnes (Boehnlein) Brief on May 27, 1953. He married Lorraine Eaton on February 7, 2014.
Bill worked for Dow Chemical as an operator for 33 years retiring in 2009. He enjoyed traveling, watching the Detroit Tigers, and he loved cooking. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. To Bill family was the most important and he loved everyone.
Bill is survived by his wife, Lorraine, children Nicholas (Erica) Brief, Jason (Sarah) Brief. Michael Spakowski Jr., Crystal Ward, grandchildren Lindsay, Elizabeth, Brittany, Jordan, Tyler, Jillian, Cadence, Michael III and one great granddaughter Adalynn. He is also survived by his siblings Joseph (Gayla) Brief, Stephan (Robin) Brief, Michael Brief and Patrick (Tammy) Brief. Bill was predeceased by his sister-in-law Debra Brief.
The family of Bill would like to thank the nurses and doctors, especially the cancer and radiation doctors, who took such good care of Bill, you were truly amazing.
A funeral liturgy will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, March 26, 2021 at Our Lady of Grace Church with Fr. Daniel J. Fox, OFM Cap officiating. Friends may visit with the family at the church on Friday from 10 am until the time of service. Burial will take place at Homer Township Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Our Lady of Grace Parish or American Cancer Society.
Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Brief family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.