Brian Allen Gales, age 48, of Mendon, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born in Sturgis on April 6, 1972 the son of Daniel Lee and Renda Lou (Collins) Gales. He graduated from Colon High School in 1990 and attended Glen Oaks Community College. He worked at Luttmann Precision Mold in Sturgis for 15 years and was currently employed at Denzo in Battle Creek.
Brian was an active member of the Mendon Community. He was a member of the Mendon Sports Boosters, coached little league baseball, rocket football, and girls’ softball. He was a member of the Mendon Fire Department where he served as training officer. He was a member of the Mendon Village Council, served on the Downtown Development Authority, and played Santa for the annual kid’s day at the village hall. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time. He enjoyed all sports, always attending Mendon High School sporting events, and was an avid U of M football fan.
Brian was married to Tina Lea Haynes on June 17, 1995 in Mendon. She survives along with four children, Jessica (Steve) Young of Milwaukee, Alexa (Joel) Smith of Union City, Joseph (Jalynne Dobrowolski) Gales of Three Rivers, and Jenna (Joseph LeSueur) Gales of Mendon; his parents, Daniel and Renda Gales of Colon; brothers, Daniel (Jacqueline) Gales, Jr. of Bronson and Steven (Donald Bourisaw) Gales of Kalamazoo; sister, Melissa Gales of Sturgis; several nieces and nephews; and three grand-dogs, Macy, Buddy, and Remington.
A visitation will be on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 from 3 to 9 pm at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon where masks and social distancing is required. A memorial service will be held at 11 am Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 at the funeral home with Rev. Roger Walterhouse officiating and will be limited to 25 immediate family members. A recording of the service will be uploaded to the funeral home website later in the day. A silent procession by the Mendon Fire Department will follow the ceremony that will pass through the High School parking lot, and where friends are encouraged to gather at approximately Noon. It is suggested that memorial donations be directed to the Mendon Fire Department. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.eickhofffuneralhome.com