Brickley, Michael Earl, age 55 strolled through the gates of glory in the early morning of June 15th. He passed away peacefully the day after his sister, Mary’s birthday who greeted him at the door while scolding him for being late (as he usually was). He held his arms open to hold his beautiful daughter, Meghan and embrace his parents, Pat and Carol, as well as his in-laws, Ray and Muriel, and sister in-law, Kay, all whom preceded him in death. What a glorious reunion it must have been. Mike grew up on the shores of Lake Minnetonka and Long Lake boating, fishing and enjoying all things that had to do with the water. He loved playing hockey, loud music, good beer, hunting, the great outdoors, and the company of good friends as long as they were willing to listen. The man could talk. Known for his sense of humor, Mike had a heart of gold accompanied by a smile and quick wit that made him loved by many. Nothing mattered more to Mike than his wife and his girls. In his short battle with cancer he proved that, by sheer will alone, holding on until he came home to be with them. He passed the next morning knowing he was surrounded by the love of all of his girls. He came home, to go home. Survived by his High School Sweetheart Diane; Daughters Margaret (Derek Olson), Melissa, Michelle (Tim) Larson, Meredith (Tom Dombeck), and Beloved Grandsons, Sawyer Larson and Dale Dombeck; Brother, Pat (Dianne) Brickley, Sisters, Kathy (Harold) Katz, Beth (Jon Vukelich) Allen, Jen (Jason) Revels and Brother In-law, Scott Schneider; as well as many other family members and dear friends.
Celebration of Life Visitation will be held at David Lee Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 23rd 4-8pm (3-4pm for at-risk individuals) social distancing will be practiced.
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