John Edward Brennan
July 9, 1925 - Dec. 2, 2011
STRATTON, Nebraska -- John Edward Brennan, originally of Stratton, passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at El Dorado Manor in Trenton. He was 86 years old.
John was born on July 9, 1925, in Manson, Iowa to Edward and Amy (Eccles) Brennan.
He entered the US Army on March 13, 1946 and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged on April 4, 1947.
John was united in marriage to Anna Mae Randall on May 9, 1947, in Saint Francis, Kansas and blessed in Benkelman. To this union 10 children were born. They made their home in Stratton where John was a welder for the railroad and later for Miller Manufacture.
John was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He was proud of his Irish heritage. He enjoyed horses, hunting and fishing and working with his hands, especially his long-time profession of welding. His grandchildren were his delight and he took great pleasure in being involved with their activities.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Anna Mae Brennan; parents, Edward and Amy Brennan; three sons, Bill, Joseph and Jake Brennan; and his brothers and sisters, Ray, Beulah, Margaret (Peggy), Jeanette, Conrad Michael, Betty Lou, Lucy Marie, and Edward, Jr. (Sonny Boy).
Survivors include his daughters, Mary Brennan of McCook and Carol and husband,, Nolan Hanes of Trenton; five sons, Kenny Brennan of Stratton, Paul Brennan and wife, Betty, of Grand Junction, Colorado, Buck Brennan and wife, Cookie, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Bob Brennan and wife, Linda, of Stratton and Frank Brennan and wife, Kristie, of Medicine Bow, Wyominh; two daughters-in-law, Cheryl Brennan of Stratton and Gloria Brennan of Culbertson; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Father Thomas Wiedel officiating. Inurnment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Stratton with military honors.
Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman/Stratton is in charge of the arrangements.