Charles Fredrick Brenner

December 7, 1931November 29, 2012

Charles Fredrick Brenner, 80, passed away November 29, 2012 at Palo Verde Valley Hospital in Blythe, California. He was born December 7, 1931 in Stilwell, Kansas to Fred and Marguerite (Roman) Brenner. He attended school in Stilwell and graduated high school from Santa Ana, California. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, serving as chief petty officer aboard the USS Boxer. He married Virginia Lou Johnson, in 1958 in Kansas City, Missouri, who preceded him in death.

He is survived by his daughters Cynthia Brenner of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Cathleen Brenner of Kansas City, Missouri; sister Jean Groen of Apache Junction, Arizona; two nephews, two nieces and many loving friends and relatives throughout the United States.

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 11th at the McGilley & Frye Funeral Home in Olathe, KS. Burial with Military Honors in Aubry Cemetery, Stilwell, Kansas. Visitation will be 10:00-11:00 a.m. Tuesday morning prior to the service at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in care of: Dolores Nutrition Program at Montezuma County Senior Service Center 107 North Chestnut Cortez, Colorado 81321. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 11, 2012
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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December 16, 2012

Don & my phone has stop ringing with late nite calls, when it would work for his calling minutes on his cell.Around 9:00 O'clock we think of him.
Lois had no brothers or sisters, so cousins are very special to her. Charles is gone but will not be forgotten. Love Lois & Don

December 11, 2012

Sincere sympathy to the family of Charles and especially to his sister Jean.
Nellie Hays Whitton

Karla Grigsby Hollingshead

December 10, 2012

Charles was a good neighbor from the home place in Stilwell. We shared many memories of the neighborhood each time he returned to Stilwell. He would always talked about his girls and his travels. Girls, We are sorry for your loss.


December 9, 2012

I am grateful for the life of Mr. Brenner. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

December 9, 2012

Charles is my first cousin and I knew him well both in Olathe, Kansas and Santa Ana, California. He visited me and my husband when Richard was stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma during the Korean Conflict.

Dorothy Brenner Francis

December 8, 2012

We enjoyed getting to know and visit with him at the Dolores senior center Tom and Marilyn Volm

December 8, 2012

Charles was a unique, interesting, and loving person who adored and was tremendously proud of his bright, wonderful, and successful daughters. I will miss his sense of humor and his love of kitties, which he loved.