Doris E. Brahlek, 80

Doris E. Brahlek, 80, of Cheshire Township and formerly of Hopkins, went to be with her Lord and Savior, on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at her home. Doris was born Oct. 24, 1935, in Monterey Township, the daughter of Alford and Katherine (Soughders) Layton.  
During her 80 years, Doris held membership at many churches, including Monterey Center United Methodist Church and Lansing Avenue Baptist Church and Pathway Community Church, both in Jackson; Friendship Bible Church in Hopkins; and currently at Horseshoe Bible Church in Grand Junction.  
She had graduated from Hopkins High School, Class of 1953, and attended Bethel College in Mishawaka. Doris worked for the Northwest School System for more than 25 years as a bus driver, custodian and lunchroom helper.  
Surviving are her husband Pastor Don Miller; four children, Lois and Steve Manda, Steve Brahlek, Phil Brahlek and Ruth and David Nichols; 12 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; her brother, Ronald and Julia Layton; two sisters, Dorothy and Cliff Harrington, and Donna and Dick Miller; and many nieces and nephews.  
She was preceded in death by her first husband of 55 years, Jack D. Brahlek.  
Friends may meet with the family on Friday, Jan. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel,, where funeral services will be on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 11 a.m.  Pastor Len Schildroth will officiate.  Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Hopkins Township.  
Memorials may be made to the Horseshoe Bible Church.


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