Obituary: Eldon Wayne Brenneman

Eldon Wayne Brenneman, 78, died on Friday, Jan. 5, at his home in Newton.

Eldon was born on Aug. 31, 1939, in Newton to Lawrence and Estella (Jantz) Brenneman.

Eldon was a graduate of Newton High School and attended one year of college before joining the United States Marine Corps in 1961, where he served until 1967.

He married Jean Marie Kopps on Nov. 9, 1964, in Las Vegas. They were married for 53 years prior to his death.

Eldon was a retired officer for the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Deputy Department and the Harvey County Jail in Newton. He was a member of the Newton Christian Church of Newton.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Brenneman; daughter, Karen Brenneman; and a grandson, Brenden Fisher.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Oleta Schmidt.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 12, at the Newton Christian Church. A private family graveside service will be held at Restlawn Gardens of Memory. Military honors will be presented at the church following the funeral service. A public visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11, at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. The family will be present to greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

A memorial has been established with the building fund of the Newton Christian Church, 210 Southport Drive, Newton, KS, 67114, or call (316)283-5998.

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