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Michael E. Brodie

Michael Earl Brodie, 65, of Glenwood, Iowa passed away May 14, 2020 in Omaha, Nebraska. He was born December 14, 1954 in Des Moines, Iowa to Dale Steven and Phyllis Louise (Thomas) Brodie. The family moved to Omaha, Nebraska.

Mike was united in marriage to Kelly Jeanne Shreve on August 5, 1978 in Ames, Iowa. To this union their daughter Emily was born. During the early years of marriage the family moved to Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands then returned to Des Moines, Iowa and later to Sacramento, California where Mike was a Social Service Coordinator. His family then moved to Glenwood in 2003.

Mike loved spending time with his family and teaching his many talents including his love of music, art, history and cooking to his daughter and grandkids. On any given day you might find him on his tractor with one of the grandkids, in the garden with Kelly, at the family room table explaining art techniques to his granddaughters, in the kitchen teaching a grandkid how to make his signature pizza or out in the yard playing catch with his grandsons. He especially loved his world travels with Kelly and all of their adventures in Europe.

Preceding Mike in passing were his parents. Survivors include his wife Kelly Brodie, daughter Emily Brodie (Nic Carnes), grandchildren Kaitlyn Carnes, Chris Carnes, Sophia Carnes, Isabelle Carnes, Nolan Carnes and Brodie Carnes all of Glenwood, Iowa; siblings Sharon, Butch and Lynn; in-laws Sterling and Ruth Shreve; Denny and Karen Thiel; extended relative and friends.

Michael received a life saving liver transplant in 2009 and the family would like to encourage others to be organ donors.

Memorials may be directed to Donate Life.

No services are planned, interment to be held at a later date.

8 Condolences

  • Sarah and Greg Hooker Posted May 16, 2020 9:56 am

    Greg and I spent a week on a Viking River Boat, going from Amsterdam to Switzerland, 2 years ago. We met Mike and Kelly the first day, along with another couple, and the six of us ate together every day, sometimes going on the same excursions. It was a magical time, and I have so many memories of Mike and Kelly. The men often talked music, and we sat outside on the decks to see castles going by, or to see how locks work. March was definitely not the ideal time for a trip like this ,but that made it all the more special. And getting to know Mike (and granddaughter Kaitlyn attending via a hand-drawn face on a stick) and Kelly was one of the aspects that made it an adventure to end all adventures. Sarah Hooker

  • Jeffrey Goodwin Posted May 16, 2020 2:00 pm

    I am at a loss for words.Mike was my oldest freind.More like an older brother who I will miss(his advice,his encouragement,his admiration, his acceptance, his unconditional love).I am praying and thinking of his family

  • Denny Thiel Posted May 17, 2020 11:06 am

    Words can not fill the void in a world without Mike. His soul will continue in the lives of all of his family and friends. Forever he will be in my heart and mind.

  • Charlene and Gary Johnson Posted May 17, 2020 6:31 pm

    Our sincere sympathies to you.

  • Peggy Gordon Posted May 17, 2020 8:59 pm

    So sorry. Thinking of you Kelly & your family.

  • Judy Lundvall Posted May 20, 2020 9:43 am

    Kelly I’m so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with h you and your family.

  • Tom Hoogestraat Posted May 20, 2020 6:18 pm

    Kelly, so sorry for your loss and your family’s loss. I only knew Mike through your stories, but enjoyed them. I remember the time of Mike’s transplant and hope people see the value of donating.

  • Nicole Walker Davis Posted May 21, 2020 6:06 am

    Kelly and Emily I’m so so sorry for your loss.

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