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Elton Black & Son Funeral Home

3295 East Highland Road, Highland, MI

OBITUARY

Terry Brendel

July 25, 1944March 5, 2020

Terry Brendel, age 75, of White Lake Township, passed away March 5, 2020. Loving father of the late Janice Brendel-Perfetti and Dan (Cindy) Brendel. Proud grandfather of Chris Swift, Jessica Swift (Jeff Driggers), Emily (Will) Johnston, Ashley (Matt) Powers, Autumn Brendel and Daniel Brendel II. Treasured great-grandfather of Abigail, Alexis, Allison, Maddison, Leah, Logan, Emilia and TyQuan. Cherished great-great-grandfather. Dear brother of James (Eleanor) Brendel, Bill (the late Joyce) Brendel, the late Elizabeth Donelow, Tim (Connie) Brendel and Tom Brendel. Terry was preceded in passing by his parents, James and Arlyce Brendel.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 13, 2020 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm and Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 10:00am until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00am at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 3295 E. Highland Road, Highland. Burial at White Lake Township Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 13, 2020
  • Funeral Visitation Saturday, March 14, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 14, 2020
  • Burial Saturday, March 14, 2020

Memories

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Jason Chatfield

March 10, 2020

Terry came into my life when I was 5 years old. My mother and Terry were together for almost 35 years. I spent my life growing up as much his son, as any stepson could. Terry and his entire family opened their arms to me and never treated me as anything but one of them. Terry gave me my first job at 12 years old. He taught me about hard work. He taught me a lot of things that I never listen to until I was old enough to get it. I have 3 children that loved Terry very much, he was their Pappa. Pappa Terry. My entire life has been inspired by my stepfather, and when I needed him the most he was there to help piece my life back together. We watched old westerns and talked most nights till he was falling asleep. Terry was never anything but great to me, and did the best he knew how to help raise a child that wasn't his own. My mother and Terry lived a rollercoaster ride and they lived it to the fullest. Unfortunately the years catch up to us all. Terry was a good man. I will always be proud to have had him in my life.

Di Whipple

March 7, 2020

TB....You will be missed by many in this town of Highland/White Lk....Condolences to the Brendel family and especially to Dan.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Terry Brendel, age 75, of White Lake Township, passed away March 5, 2020. Loving father of the late Janice Brendel-Perfetti and Dan (Cindy) Brendel. Proud grandfather of Chris Swift, Jessica Swift (Jeff Driggers), Emily (Will) Johnston, Ashley (Matt) Powers, Autumn Brendel and Daniel Brendel II. Treasured great-grandfather of Abigail, Alexis, Allison, Maddison, Leah, Logan, Emilia and TyQuan. Cherished great-great-grandfather. Dear brother of James (Eleanor) Brendel, Bill (the late Joyce) Brendel, the late Elizabeth Donelow, Tim (Connie) Brendel and Tom Brendel. Terry was preceded in passing by his parents, James and Arlyce Brendel.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 13, 2020 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm and Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 10:00am until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00am at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 3295 E. Highland Road, Highland. Burial at White Lake Township Cemetery.