Richard E. “Dick” Brenner of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Friday, February 18, 2011 at his home. Mr. Brenner was born April 16, 1928 in Shelbyville to Blinn and Jessie (Doxey) Brenner and was a lifelong resident of the area. For 38 years he was employed in the maintenance department with James River Paper Co. retiring in 1991 and then worked at ACRDC delivering meals to seniors, retiring March 1, 2010.
Dick had been a member of the Otsego Moose Lodge since 1972. In his leisure time he enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his Spree moped. It was Dick’s passion to be the first customer at Corky’s Drive-In on opening day, March 1st.
On December 26, 1963 in Otsego he married Letha “Lee” Goodacre who survives. Also surviving are a son and two daughters, Richard Allen, Judy (Duane) Warner and Sandy (Shane) Allen, all of Otsego; four grandchildren, Christian (Kelly) Brenner, Erica Brenner, Marcy (Matt) Shenck and Jason (Christina) Ellinger; six great-grandchildren, Kalie and Alexis Ellinger, Tavian and Devon McKinley, Paige and Seth Brenner; a sister, Bonnie Koster of Jenison; a brother-in-law, Calvin Leslie of Fennville; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Vione and Chuck Earle; brother-in-law, Bob Koster; a sister, Donna Leslie; his step-mother, Marian Brenner.
Friends may meet the family from 6 to 8 P.M. Sunday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday at the First Congregational Church of Otsego, Pastor Don Ray officiating. Cremation will follow the service.
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