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Bisch & Son Funeral Home

505 East Allen, Springfield, IL

OBITUARY

Dennis L. "Dennie" Branner

March 19, 1952November 14, 2019
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Dennis L. “Dennie” Branner, 67, of Springfield, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center.

Dennie married Norma Benedict in Springfield and she survives. He was the owner/operator of Branner Glass Inc. in Springfield. He enjoyed bowling, loved Christmas and doing his Christmas light display, was an avid coin collector, and loved cruises. He was the Life of the Party!

Besides his wife Norma, he is survived by 2 daughters Terri (husband Bill) Branner-George, and Denise Branner-Williams, both of Springfield; 3 grandchildren, Billy George, Kenny Williams, and Kyle Williams; and 2 brothers, John (wife Cindy) Branner of Joplin, MO, and Terry (wife Gail) Branner of Colorado; and several nieces and nephews.

Services are under the direction of Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen, Springfield where visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 4 until 7 pm. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 10 am at the funeral home with Rev. Milton Bost officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, Springfield.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to the A.P.L. (Animal Protective League).

Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.

  • DONATIONS

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • A.P.L. (Animal Protective League)

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, November 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 21, 2019

Memories

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Aaron Bailey

November 19, 2019

Dennie was not only a great coach but a great person had a passion for bowling but he passed it down to not only myself but to others also be respectful and develop a passion for it full of life great guy I will never forget him and my condolences to the friends and family and bowlers

David Albers

November 18, 2019

I met Dennie 30 years ago, and that first day he let me in his life, met Norma his adorable loving wife, his wonderful brothers Terry and Johnny and wifes, beautiful daughters, great grandchildren. He let me become part of the family and I only wish I could have been there these last few months. Dennie was the type of man that men like me looked up to and learned so much from him. He was the most loving caring human being I have ever met. His heart was HUGE, he was huger than life itself, he is the greatest example of a "Decent Honorable Man". Dennie lived life for others and that was what made him happy.

I will miss him , I will always carry with me the LOVE that he had, for his family, friends and community, but most of all, how he loved and respected me, his friend always and forever.

Sincerely
David G. Albers

MARY and MIKE NADEAU

November 18, 2019

NORMA, AND FAMILY, OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO YOU ALL. ITS TRUE DENNY WAS THE LIFE OF THE PARTY. HE LOVED TO DRESS AND ACT SILLY FOR HIS FRIENDS.
WE WILL REMEMBER HIM.

Linda Whitmore

November 18, 2019

Norma, Terri, Denise, I was so sorry to hear about Dennie. I will keep you all in my prayers. Dennie was loved by many and will be missed by all. Please fill free to contact me if I can help you in any way.


Linda Whitmore

Barbara George

November 17, 2019

I can’t express in words to the family how sad this makes me. I’ve known Dennie for 34 years and enjoyed any time I ever spent with him and Norma. He always made me laugh and it was so obvious he enjoyed life. I know what a difficult time this is and all I can say is I am so sorry

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Biography

Dennis L. “Dennie” Branner, 67, of Springfield, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center.

Dennie married Norma Benedict in Springfield and she survives. He was the owner/operator of Branner Glass Inc. in Springfield. He enjoyed bowling, loved Christmas and doing his Christmas light display, was an avid coin collector, and loved cruises. He was the Life of the Party!

Besides his wife Norma, he is survived by 2 daughters Terri (husband Bill) Branner-George, and Denise Branner-Williams, both of Springfield; 3 grandchildren, Billy George, Kenny Williams, and Kyle Williams; and 2 brothers, John (wife Cindy) Branner of Joplin, MO, and Terry (wife Gail) Branner of Colorado; and several nieces and nephews.

Services are under the direction of Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen, Springfield where visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 4 until 7 pm. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 10 am at the funeral home with Rev. Milton Bost officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, Springfield.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to the A.P.L. (Animal Protective League).

Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.