Roger Brenner

Roger Brenner

Roger W. Brenner of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Monday, August 26, 2013, in Kalamazoo. Mr. Brenner was born March 1, 1950 in Plainwell to Paul and Marian (Zienstra) Brenner and was a lifelong resident of the area.

During the Vietnam War he served his country in the U.S. Army. For over 30 years he was employed with Lifesavers Candy in Holland, retiring when the company closed. In his leisure time he enjoyed gardening and watching sports, especially the Lions and Tigers, and going to Las Vegas and other casino trips. Roger had coached several of his sons’ baseball and basketball teams.

On September 29, 1973 he married Becky Morgan, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Chad (Dawn) Brenner of Allegan and Jason Brenner of Otsego; two grandchildren, Hayley and Donavan; three siblings, Pauline Hines of Georgia, Maynard (Jenny) Brenner of Wayland and Karen Shea of Plainwell; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may visit with Roger’s family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Friday, August 30, 2013, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 31, 2013, Bill Rose celebrant. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego, with Military Honors by V.F.W. Post #3030.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Roger may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, 1169 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, MI  48108.

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  1. Colleen Stone says:

    Prayers to the family, I worked with Roger at Lifesavers for many years and never met a more pleasant soul.

  2. Jason Emmons says:

    Uncle Roger you will be missed by many your a great guy and always had a smile on your face rip uncle roger.

  3. Jennifer Martin- Hicks says:

    Roger you were such a great man. When your son and I dated you and Becky treated me as your own and I had the up most respect for you both and still do. I’m so upset god took yet another great man but at least your pain free now and if I had known you were sick I would have came by to see you. Your love for others was unconditional, chad, jason and Becky were so blessed to have such a wonderful man in their lives. You will never be forgotten and loved forever.

  4. Robert Webb says:

    My deepest sympthany for you all what a great guy Uncle I never seen a guy who could watch T.V & listen to a radio to catch all the games at the same time you will be missed.

  5. Terri Parrish says:

    Becky and Karen, sorry to hear about your lose. My deepest sympathy goes out to you both. Your in my prayers.

  6. Sandy and Dan Fleming says:

    Our deepest and most sincere sympathy goes out to Becky,Chad,Jason and the entire Brenner family. Roger is going to missed dearly. We have had a lot of great times and shared in some not so good times but our friendship has always been there. And I know that he knew that our family would always be here for Becky,Jason and Chad in their time of need. We were so fortunate to have had Roger as a friend. And all I can say to Becky,Chad and Jason is thank God for our memories. They are so precious and last forever. There may be moments that hit you at any given time that will bring back a memory of your husband Becky or your dad Chad and Jason. But just take it as a sign that he is with you and always will be. And that’s a good thing. We loved Roger as any friend could love another friend. And we are going to miss him. May God comfort you during this time in need.

  7. Debbie Swearingen says:

    Even thou I can not be there my thoughts an prayers are with you Becky.

  8. Tom & Nancy Fleming says:

    Our sincere sympathy to Becky and family.

  9. Heather & Jeff Humbarger & Family says:

    Sorry for your loss Aunt Becky, Chad, & Jason. Uncle Roger was a great man, he will be missed by many. May God surround you with comfort to get through this difficult time.

  10. James Golden says:

    Becky I am so sorry for your loss. I miss you dearly and my family will keep your family in our Prayers.

  11. Bill and Marge Nickerson says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time.

  12. Wendy Brouwer says:

    Becky,so very sorry to hear about thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

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