Brenner, Fred W., Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Passed away on Monday, July 26, 2010 at Shattuck Manor surrounded by his loving family. He was 95 years old. Fred W. Brenner was born on June 7, 1915, in Highland Park, to the late Frederick A. and Anna I. (Fitzpatrick) Brenner. He married Marian J. Dailey on May 3, 1941 in Saginaw at Bishop Murphy’s Residence on Holland Ave; she survives him. “Fred the Eel” was an all city basketball player in Detroit and part of the Southeastern High School City Championship Team in 1933. Following high school, Fred attended Michigan State College on a basketball scholarship, graduating in 1937 with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. He proudly served his country as a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1941 - 1945. Fred was employed as Vice President of Sales with the Dailey Pickle Company, retiring in June of 1977. He was a founding and current member of St. Stephen Catholic Church. Fred was also a past member of the Saginaw Country Club and the Germania Club. Throughout his life, Fred was quoted as saying, “I’ve had the best life and family anyone could ask for.” He was truly a patient and loving husband and a very proud father. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Shattuck Manor, Visiting Angels and the many doctors, caregivers and friends that have helped throughout the years. Surviving besides his wife, Marian, of 69 years; four sons and three daughters: Fred Jr. (Helen Jo) Brenner, Michael (Sophia) Brenner, John Timothy (Cissy) Brenner, Kathy (Bill) Graham, Beth (Ron) LaRose, Joanie (Bill) Rosen, and Tom Brenner; 21 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Bob and Jack Brenner. Fred’s Funeral Liturgy will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 1310 Malzahn. Rev. Fr. James G. Heller will officiate. Rite of Committal will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the church on Wednesday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Stephen Catholic Church or St Mary’s of Michigan Hospital. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the church or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State).