Saturday, May 14, 2022

 Michael Roy Brunger

Michael Roy Brunger “Big Mike” of Williamston, Michigan passed away on May 6, 2022, at the age of 58, after a short battle with cancer. By the grace of God, Mike passed at home peacefully while surrounded by those he loved most dearly.

Mike was born on June 26, 1963, in Lansing, Michigan. He married the love of his life and his best friend, Amy, on February 6, 2003. He is the son of the late Gerald Brunger and Vonda Saul. Michael was a lifelong farmer who loved everything about farming, tractors, and all things outdoors. Mike loved spending time in the woods, tractor pulling, and visiting the Great Smokey Mountains in Tennessee. He had a special place in his heart for animals, especially his dog Rocky and his dogs Martin and Buddy who preceded him in death.

He is survived by his loving wife, Amy, of 19 years. His 10 children: SSG Michael Brunger, Matthew Brunger, Mindy Brunger, Marcus (Katie) Brunger, Megan (Curtis) Brunger, Jarred (Brooke) Roby, Alyssa Roby, Brianna Brunger, Gerald Brunger, and Ronnie Brunger; 5 siblings: Julie (Wilfred) Santos, Connie (Bryan) Smith, Laurie (Tom) Hudson, Mark (Cristy) Brunger, and Sarah (Paul) Gorsline; sister-in-law Rhonda (Trevor) Monroe and brother-in-law Timothy (Stefani) Thomason; 19 grandchildren who lit up his world; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and dear friends.

Mike was preceded in death by his father Gerald Brunger, mother Vonda Saul and his father-in-law Ronald Thomason.

A funeral service was held at 12:00pm on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes in Perry, MI. Pastor Paul Gorsline officiated, with the eulogy delivered by his brother-in-law and friend, Trevor Monroe. Interment took place immediately following the service at Webberville Cemetery.

The family had received friends on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from 5:00pm- 8:00pm as well as two hours prior to the service on Wednesday. Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society and Online condolences may be shared at

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