Brian Paul Kinney

Brian Paul Kinney

Ogiima Kinue (Lead Brown War Eagle)

Maang Dodaem (Loon Clan)

Brian Paul Kinney, age 64, of Bay Mills, MI passed away after a lengthy illness on Monday, August 22, 2022, at Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Brian was born on June 27, 1958, in Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Leon and Bertha (Brehm) Kinney, Sr.   In his younger years he worked for Inter-Tribal Council and as a commercial fisherman.  He spent 25 years with the Michigan Department of Corrections and retired as a Lieutenant.  After his retirement he worked as a probation officer for Bay Mills Indian Community.  Brian also served on the Bay Mills Executive Council.

Brian is survived by a sister: Kathy LeBlanc; brothers: Mike (Sandra) Kinney, Pat Kinney, and Tim (Phyllis) Kinney; and a special sister: Vicki Newland.  He is also survived by uncles: Webster and Leslie Kinney, and Jerry (Evelyn) Brehm; aunts: Delores Johanson and Pat Tusai; nieces and nephews: Lance Teeple, Heather Robinson, Shannon Belk, John Paul Lufkins, Lisa Galgoci, Michael Kinney, William Kinney, Andrea Kinney, Patty Kinney, Jeri Kinney, Brian Kinney, David Kinney, Timmy Kinney, and Natalie Barnes; and many great nieces and nephews.

Brian was preceded in death by his parents; a sister: Veronica VanSloten; and grandparents: James and Myrtle Kinney and Arthur and Alice Brehm.

Brian was a brother, uncle, and friend to all.  His passing will leave an absence to many in Bay Mills.

A traditional service will be held at 7:00 pm on Friday, August 26, 2022, at the Armella Parker Senior Center.  A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.  Burial will follow at Mission Hill Cemetery and then a luncheon at the Senior Center.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Brian’s name to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852

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