Kenneth Brenning, 76, died Friday (Aug. 22, 2003) at his home in rural McCook.
He was born May 27, 1927, to John and Katherine (Walters) Brenning in McCook. He attended school in Indianola and Culbertson, where he graduated from Culbertson High School in 1945.
On Aug. 17, 1947, he married Thelma Metzer in Culbertson. He worked in the electrical and plumbing trade with Mel Bree before entering the United States Army in 1953, serving in the Korean Conflict.
He returned to Culbertson where he owned and operated Brenning Hardware Store for 20 years. He semi-retired and farmed. He was also employed with Culbertson School for five years before moving to McCook in 1980.
He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and the Culbertson American Legion Post.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Eugene Brenning and two sisters, Irene Goldner and Lorene Cooley.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma of McCook; one daughter, Nancy Ward of Culbertson; one brother, Vernon and wife, Bonnie Brenning of Culbertson; one brother-in-law, Marvin Metzer of McCook; mother-in-law, Clara Metzer of Trenton; and two granddaughters.
Services are Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., at Trinity United Methodist Church in Culbertson with the Rev. Dan Spearow officiating. Interment will be in the Culbertson Cemetery in Culbertson.
Memorials may be given in his name and friends may call Herrmann Funeral Home in McCook.
Herrmann Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.