Saturday, January 9, 2021

 Paul William Breningstall, Sr.

Howell, Michigan

His Legacy…Paul William Breningstall, Sr., passed away January 3, 2021. He was born on January 10, 1938, in Howell, Michigan to Frank and Eva (Nichols) Breningstall. Paul married the love of his life, Phyllis Westmoreland, on December 29, 1958, in East Lansing, Michigan. For many years, Paul worked at Ex-Cell-O Parker as a machinist, eventually retiring from the company. Paul and his family kept a 7-acre farm, with a variety of animals from horses, cows, chickens, and peacocks, to wildlife like deer. Paul enjoyed being out-of-doors, spending time hunting, fishing, searching for mushrooms, and watching the suckers run in the river up north. The family had a cabin in the Upper Peninsula, on Bois Blanc Island, where they loved to escape for vacations. Paul and Phyllis enjoyed riding motorcycles together. Paul raced motorcycles and was a member of the American Motorcycle Association. When the boys were young, Paul taught them how to hunt and fish, and loved to regale them with stories of his own childhood, when he and his parents would visit Drummond Island. Paul was a quiet and reserved man, who knew how to work hard, and stay busy. He loved his family, and will be dearly missed by all of them.

His Family…Paul will be missed by his wife, Phyllis Breningstall; his children, Paul (Diane Loveday) Breningstall Jr., Perry (Michelle) Breningstall, Phillip (Robin) Breningstall; siblings, Shirley (Tim) Runyan, Mary (John) Root, Tom (Evette) Breningstall; 13 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Eva Breningstall.

His Farewell…Paul’s family and friends will gather privately at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Howell Chapel. His Community Farewell will be held at a later date, when gathering restrictions have been lifted. Memorial contributions may be given to family for future designation. Please leave a message of comfort for Paul’sfamily at 1-877-231-7900, or sign his guestbook at

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