Brian Wise, 42

Brian Scott Wise, age 42, a talented woodworker of Three Rivers, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at his home.

He was born April 17, 1966, in Detroit, a son to Robert and Elizabeth Jane (Stiles) Wise.

His early life was spent in Sturgis, where he attended Sturgis High School. Brian had lived several years in the Detroit area, where he had been employed as a press operator in the automobile industry.

He is survived by two daughters, Sadie Wise of Imlay City and Shyan Kenney of Detroit; a son, George Wise of Imlay City; his parents, Robert and Dee Dee Wise of Sturgis; a sister, Cindy Suydon of Wisconsin; a brother, Michael Struwin of Battle Creek; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Wise; a brother, Todd Wise; a sister, Beverly Shook; and his grandparents.

The family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis. Funeral services celebrating the life of Brian Wise will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The Rev. James Bender of the First Baptist Church of Sturgis will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be directed to the First Baptist Church Missions, 28090 Fawn River Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091.

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