Peterson Funeral Chapel

     Mike was born Nov. 21, 1964 to Wanda and Gene Branstetter in Monett, MO.
Mike was the youngest in the family of 7 children.  He is survived by his mother of the home; 4 brothers, Dallas Cullen of Branson, Jack Cullen of Aurora, Wayne Cullen of Fulton and James Branstetter of Aurora; 2 sisters, Sharon Burst of Crane and Karen Johnson of Kamas, Utah and lifelong friend and partner, Tabby Peters of Aurora.
            Mike loved his family and always enjoyed everyone getting together at their moms house.
            He had a love for all animals and all the family, pets loved Mike too!
He loved chocolate milk and Swiss rolls, his mom’s home biscuits and gravy was always a favorite.  Mike lived in Missouri most of his life but for a time he lived in Salt Lake City, Utah where he worked in the stage hand’s union for several years where he enjoyed setting up stages for rock bands and other conventions.  He really liked being able to work the concerts because he could hang out back stage and meet the band members and he didn’t have to pay to see the shows , he got paid to work them.  Before returning to Missouri Mike injured his back on the job and he always had back problems after that, but he still spent the last few years helping to take care of his mom.
            Mike made mistakes along his journey and he owned them all.  Mike was a kind hearted man and he was a forgiving person.  Mike would read his Bible every day and his family can find comfort in knowing he had Jesus in his heart.
            We know we will be with Mike again in Heaven and until then we will miss him and remember the good times we had with him.

            Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 7 at 1:00 p.m. in the Peterson Funeral Chapel.  Cremation will follow.

            Visitation will be held Tuesday from 12 p.m. until service time.