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BRENNAN, Bernard Beebe 1926-2013

BRENNAN, BEEBE, GERNHART

Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 12/27/2013 at 00:26:18

CHARLES CITY, IOWA - Bernard “Bernie” Brennan, 87, of Charles City, died Wednesday, December 25, 2013, at Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hauser Funeral Home, Charles City, with Pastor Jim Beranek, of Trinity United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Memory Gardens, Charles City.

Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, and an hour prior to the service on Monday.

Bernard “Bernie” Beebe Brennan was born April 6, 1926, in Fort Dodge, the son of Edward and Florence (Beebe) Brennan. He was educated in Fort Dodge, graduating from Fort Dodge High School in 1944. Bernie joined the Navy from 1944-1946, was honorably discharged and returned home to attend the Fort Dodge Junior College for two years and work at Jeffries Grocery where he met Vivian Gernhart. Bernie was united in marriage to Vivian on April 8, 1951, in Coalville, Iowa and they lived in Fort Dodge and Charles City raising their family. The couple later divorced.

Bernie worked at Fareway in Fort Dodge for 15 years and was transferred to the Charles City Fareway in 1967. He continued his employment at the Charles City Fareway for an additional 22 years until his retirement in December 1988.

Bernie had most recently attended Trinity United Methodist Church in Charles City. He was very active in the V.F.W. and American Legion, especially the Charles City Ceremonial Unit. Bernie liked volunteering in Charles City for the Treasure Chest, Food Bank and other organizations. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, spending time at the Senior Citizens Center and playing cards.

Living family members include his daughter, Sandra (Richard) Wilde of Osage; three sons: Joe (June) Brennan, of Osage, Bernie Brennan, of Mason City, and Neal (Tammie) Brennan, of Plymouth; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; former daughter-in-law, Lou Holzer; along with several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Bill Brennan; five brothers: Bob, Frank, Bill, George and Don Brennan; one sister, Charlys Cahill; and one infant great-granddaughter, Shaylee.

Hauser Funeral Home, 641-228-2323, in Charles City, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hauserfh.com .

Source: Mason City Globe Gazette, Dec. 27, 2013


 

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