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Brian Lee ELKINS

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Brian Lee ELKINS

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 9:29PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: ELKINS, BROWN
Brian Lee ELKINS of Kalamazoo, Died peacefully at his residence September 3, 2001. Brian was born September 24, 1951 in Kalamazoo, the son of Lee R. and Jean (BROWN) ELKINS. He was a 1969 graduated (sic) of Gull Lake High School, and attended Ferris State University. Brian grew up around auto racing and enjoyed working with his father and the family race team. Following a career in midget racing, he worked in the family transportation business at McNamara Motor Express, Inc. In 1985, he founded Life Extension Systems, Inc., which manufactured strength, conditioning and physical therapy equipment. Brian was a musician and played the piano and guitar. He enjoyed sports and sporting events, and was an avid golfer. Brian loved kids, and was a mentor to many during his life. He was preceded in death by his father in 1979. Surviving are his mother, Jean ELKINS of Kalamazoo; a sister, Victoria ELKINS of Kalamazoo; two aunts, cousins, friends and his dog “Grady”. There will be no visitation, cremation will take place. A Remembrance Service will be held Friday 12:00 noon at Parkview Hills (park at the clubhouse). Food and fellowship ail be shared immediately following at the Parkview Hills Clubhouse. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Kalamazoo or the Special Olympics. Arrangement by Betzler Funeral Home, Stadium Dr. west of 131 375-2900 Share a memory on-pin at www.betzlerfuneralhome.com source: Kalamazoo Gazette after 3 Sep 2001 (submitted by a volunteer, no family connection)

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