Steven Edward Brenner, 56, raised in Farmersville, worked at Stauffer Machine, loved the outdoors

By on January 24, 2018

Steven Edward Brenner, 56, of Blackwell, Mo., departed this life Dec. 20, 2017 at his home in Blackwell after a brief illness.

He was born on April 23, 1961 in Ishpeming, Mich., and was raised in Farmersville by his parents Claire (Martinen) Brenner and Frederick Roy Brenner.

Steve attended Conestoga Valley High School before enlisting and proudly serving his country in the Marine Corps. He worked as a machinist for nearly 40 years, beginning with Stauffer Machine in Ephrata, and most recently with MD & A in St. Louis, Mo. He was a proud member of the Elks Lodge #689 and the AmVets Post #48 in DeSoto, Mo. He loved the outdoors, and especially cherished time spent with his family.

Steve is survived by his loving wife of 29 years: Rochelle “Shelly” (Short) Brenner of Blackwell, Mo.; two children: Rachel E. Brenner of Arlington, Texas; and Second Lt. Mitchell A. Brenner of Fort Campbell, Ky.; mother: Claire; three sisters: Danita (Irvin) Martin of Manheim; Amy (Jeffrey) Auker of Lititz; and Tanya Worley of Ephrata; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews; and many friends.

Steve was preceded in death on Nov. 22 by his father: Frederick Roy Brenner; and also by his grandparents: Arne and Marie Makela, and A. Roy and Elizabeth Brenner.

Steve was laid to rest at Bethlehem Cemetery in The Land Between the Lakes, Eddyville, Ky.,  a place he loved to visit with his family.

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