Jack Brennan, 85

Published 11:17 am Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Jack Brennan, 85, of Austin, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin.

Jack Brennan

Jack was born Feb. 17, 1926, at Austin, Minn., the son of John and Lila (Rogers) Brennan. He attended school at Rose Creek, Minn., and enlisted in the Navy, serving in the South Pacific during World War II. Jack married Pearl Tucker on April 23, 1950, at the Brownsdale United Methodist Church. They have resided in Austin where he worked at the Geo. A. Hormel Co. retiring after 35 years.

Jack was a member of the Fellowship United Methodist Church until its closing when he became a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Jack enjoyed wood working and had made 199 “sofa servers” for relatives and friends. He liked to garden and cook. Soup was his specialty.

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Jack is survived by his wife, Pearl Brennan, Austin; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Joann Brennan, Waseca, Minn., John Brennan, Mankato, Minn., Scott and Mary Brennan, Ely, Minn.; daughter, Sue Brennan (friend Mark), Minneapolis; five grandchildren, Matthew (Julie) Hanson, Dover, N.H., William (Liz) Hanson, Eagan, Minn., David (Nicole) Brennan, Waverly, Iowa, Cody Brennan (Katie), Madison Lake, Minn., Jack Parks Brennan, Ely; three great-grandchildren, Kali, Maya and Amelia; brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Alice Brennan, Austin; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Glenn (Jennie) Tucker, Rock Springs, Wyo., Bill Tucker, Two Harbors, Minn., Helen Chapman, Austin, Marlys (Wayne) Harvey, Blooming Prairie, Minn., David (Susie) Tucker, Austin, Karen Tucker, Austin, Pat (Bob) Carlin, Mounds View, Minn.; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; aunts and uncles; brothers-in-law, Ronald Tucker and Jerry Tucker.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at the First United Methodist Church with the Reverends Marilee A. Benson, Shari Mason and Marvin Repinski officiating. Friends may greet the family for one hour before the service at the church on Sunday. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the First United Methodist Church or the Honor Flight Program.