Posted By: Pat Frette (email)
Date: 2/6/2009 at 04:19:49
Michael Brega, age 50, of 715 Benton Street, died February 1, 2009, at his home from complications of Muscular Dystrophy. His body has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. at the Grace Episcopal Church in Boone. Disposition of his cremains will be held at a later date. Friends may call at the Church on Saturday from noon until the time of the service.
Michael was born in Cedar Rapids on May 22, 1958, the son of Logan and Ann (Zavodny) Brega. He had lived in California for 20 years, moving to Boone in 1996, and making his home with his sister.
Michael was stricken with Muscular Dystrophy at the age of 13. He graduated from Newport Harbor High School in California in 1978. Michael worked as a micro film technician for Jolly Roger Restaurants and Elwyn Industries in California. He enjoyed collecting coins, toys, drawing, assembling models, the internet, old 70's sitcoms and Star Trek, music of the 60's and 70's, Mad Magazine, and Monday Night Football. He supported the Boone Area Humane Society.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. He is survived by his sister, Judith McMahon and husband Jerry of Boone; a nephew, Michael McMahon of Boone; three nieces, Jennifer McMahon and partner Steve Wicklund of Omaha, Nebraska, Lisa Davis and husband Alex of Raytown, Missouri, and Megan McMahon and partner Marcus Dalton of Madrid; three grand nieces and two grand nephews; three aunts, Lilyan Curtis and husband Ronald of Davenport, Mildred Adamson of Chicago, Illinois, and Mardi Brega of Columbus, Nebraska.
Memorials may be given to the Boone Area Humane Society, Muscular Dystrophy Association, or Iowa Public Television.
Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences and a guestbook are available at www.schroedermemorialchapel.com.
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