Mueller Funeral Home - Winneconne WI

Carol Brennand

December 16, 1936 - September 28, 2017

Carol Brennand, age 80, of the town of Vinland, died Thursday, September 28, 2017, at home. She was born December 16, 1936, to the late Edwin and Ethel (McHugh) Elmer. Carol was a 1955 graduate of Oshkosh High School. On June 2, 1956, she married Lester Brennand at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Oshkosh and they made their home in the town of Vinland for over 60 years. For a number of years Carol served as a Campfire Girls leader. In her younger days, she enjoyed playing piano and the accordion, going out dancing, bowling, and playing cards with friends. She was the resident neighborhood babysitter, and many kids grew to know and love "Grandma Carol." She was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Winneconne where she taught catechism for many years as well as served on different parish committees. Carol and Lester were charter members of the Cruising Paths Snowmobile Club.
Carol is survived by her husband of 61 years, Lester Brennand; four children, Lester (Kelly) Brennand, of Oshkosh; Sherry (Jeffery) Staub, of Oshkosh; James Brennand, of the town of Vinland; Keriann (Charles) Riewe, of Oconto; seven grandchildren, Shannon (Ian) Mayes, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Lester (Brittany) Brennand, of New Braunfels, Texas; Morganne and Nicole Markofski, of Oshkosh; Kyra Staub, of Oshkosh; Bennett and Greyson Riewe, of Oconto; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Elmer, of Oshkosh; and numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives, and friends.
Along with her parents, Carol was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Eugene Trent; a brother, Lyle Elmer; and two sisters, Sharon Fahley and Joyce Dexter.
A visitation for family and friends will be on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home 904 E. Main St. Winneconne, where a Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, October 4 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church 210 Pleasant Dr. Winneconne. A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Fr. Matthew Rappl and Sr. Pam Biehl officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Neenah.
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Steve Dexter wrote on September 30, 2017
My mother, Joyce Dexter, was always very fond of her half-sister Carol, who I knew as Aunt Carol. If my mother were still alive, I know she would be mourning deeply, with the rest of us.

Paul Dexter (youngest son of Joyce Dexter wrote on September 30, 2017
I still remember attending Carol and Lester's wedding in 1956. I was 6; my brother Steve (9) was the ring bearer. Carol's beaming smile was always a comfort to me during my childhood right up to when Dad (Wade Dexter) and I last visited her and Lester during our 2008 trip to Oshkosh. She always kept tabs on Mom's and Dad's health. My wife, Karen, and I send our love and prayers to Lester, Keriann and all family members and friends.

Judi Brennand wrote on September 30, 2017
My deepest condolences to Uncle Lester and the family.

RICK Reinke wrote on September 30, 2017
So sorry for your loss.

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