Obit: Brenner, Carol A. (1947 - 2003)

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----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner (Loyal, Wis.) 05/28/2003

Brenner, Carol A. (10 JUN 1947 - 21 MAY 2003)

Carol A. (Drescher) Brenner, 55, Loyal, died on Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at the House of the Dove, Marshfield, after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, May 27, at Zion Lutheran Church, Granton. The Rev. John Trewyn officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Her children served as pallbearers.

Carol Ann Drescher was born on June 10, 1947, in Milwaukee. She was adopted on Feb. 9, 1948, by Carl and Frances (nee Hoeft) Drescher. Her new loving parents brought her to Clark County to farm with her brother, Richard, "Dick," who was also adopted. She was raised and educated in the Neillsville area, and graduated from Neillsville High School on June 3, 1965. She married Donald Free on June 17, 1967. They later divorced. She married Dale Schultz on July 28, 1978. They later divorced. She married George Brenner on March 23, 1985. She enjoyed 16 years of banking, seasonal work at Figi’s, and six years of delivering the Marshfield News-Herald in the Stratford area, which brought her into contact with many people who will remain near and dear to her. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. She had many interests, including working with her flowers, country music and doing word puzzle books.

She will be sadly missed by her dear husband, George Brenner, Loyal; her loving mother, Frances Drescher, Loyal; eight wonderful children, David Free, Granton, Kevin (Mindy) Free, Marshfield, Vicki Free, Yuma, Ariz., Bruce (Michelle) Free, Spencer, Chris Free, Rochester, Minn., Debbie Free, Milwaukee, Connie (Charles) Chrisien, Palmer, Alaska, and Scott (Michelle) Schultz, Fort Campbell, Ky. (now serving with the armed forces in Iraq); three stepsons, Steven (Angela) Brenner, Wausau, Dean (Lori) Brenner, Marshfield, and George (Michelle) Brenner, Loyal; eight grandchildren, Danielle, Alexis, Aleah, Whitney, Dominic, Donavon, Bradyn, and Colton; four stepgrandchildren, Alyssa, Morgan, Alec and Nicholas; and two godsons, Clint Drescher and Kory Braatz.

Preceding her in death were her father, Carl, on Oct. 26, 1995; and her brother, Richard, on Oct. 17,1986.

Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal, assisted the family with arrangements.



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