Brennan Kyle Conklin

February 11, 1988September 15, 2013
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Brennan Kyle Conklin, 25, of Raleigh, N.C., died on Sunday, Sept 15, 2013. Brennan was born on February 11, 1988 in Durham, NC to Kyle Bartee and David Conklin. A proud graduate of Immaculata and Cardinal Gibbons High School; and a decorated military veteran, Brennan will always be remembered for his loving heart, great smile and total dedication to his family, country and the United States Army. Brennan Kyle Conklin is, in every definition of the word, a hero. Brennan is survived by his wife, Caitlin (Steigerwald) Conklin, and son, Chase Conklin, both of Raleigh, NC; mother Kyle Bartee of Durham, NC; father David Conklin of Durham, NC; brother Cameron Conklin and his wife Lauren, of Durham, NC; sisters Madison Conklin and Chapel Bartee of Durham, NC; maternal grandmother, Patricia Bartee; and Godparents Paul and Kristi Bartee Mann and their children. Also surviving are: Steve Steigerwald, Marirose Keyes Steigerwald, Sean Steigerwald, Marcy Steigerwald, and Bob and Mary Steigerwald. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members and friends. The family will receive guests at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 810 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham, on Friday, September 20, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM and a Memorial Mass of Resurrection will begin at 10:00 am, Friday, September 20, 2013. A Private Cremation Service was previously held through Mitchell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to The Wounded Warrior Project.


  • Memorial Mass Friday, September 20, 2013

Brennan Kyle Conklin

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October 2, 2013

Caitlin and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of the death of Brennan. Please be assured that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you always.
Dr. Bob Scripko

Sharice Rush

September 27, 2013

Kyle, you and the family are always in my prayers. I pray that God continue to grace you with his presence and supply you with peace that surpasses all understanding. Love always

Christine Bielski

September 27, 2013

I am so very sorry to learn of Brennan's passing. Our paths crossed many years ago when our children were friends and attended school together. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you............Christine Bielski

September 24, 2013

Our thoughts and and prayers are with you Kyle--We are so grateful for Brennan's service to our country. Hugs and Kisses to your whole family.
--Much love from Aunt Peggy, Uncle Dill, Bob, John, and Angel Dill

Beverly Jackson

September 22, 2013

Kyle, you and your family are deep in my heart and prayers.

September 21, 2013

Kyle, Madison...Paul and Kristie -- I am so sorry for your loss -- I remember meeting Brennan on several occasions...please know the Sisters here and I will hold you all in our prayers.
Joanna Burley
Benedictine Sisters of Virginia

Jennifer Lail

September 21, 2013

Kyle--you and all your wonderful dynasty are on my mind and in my heart. No young man gave more to so many than did Brennan. I hope you are surrounded by your loving family and all of you are good to yourselves at this tragic time--just as Brennan was good to each of us. My love to each of you, Jennifer Lail

teresa dearr

September 20, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you Kyle and Chapel. My heart is heavy from your pain, Please know I am with you in spirit.

Jackie Jennings

September 20, 2013

Love and prayers for all of you. So sorry to hear. Heart-breaking. Cling to each other. Kyle, I am hugging you in my heart.

Lee & Teri Lynne Sennett

September 20, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to the family. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.