James R. Brennan, age 81, passed away peacefully Wednesday March 29, 2006 at his home surrounded by his six children.
He was born September 23, 1924 in Chicago, the son of John and Marie (Hurtibise) Brennan. He married Mary Elizabeth Miller on September 10, 1945.
James was a resident of Round Lake for over 60 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and during his time of service he earned two Bronze Stars. He served his country with naval honors during WWII in the South Pacific Theatre. He was employed at the Great Lakes Naval Base as a boiler operator. He was a member of the American Legion Post 1170, Forty & Eight, the Disabled American Veterans, and the AmVets.
Those left to honor his memory include his children, Karen Dale (Alan) Mennenoh of McHenry, Jane (Bill) Kristiansen of Monroe, WA, Donald (Sheree) Brennan of Round Lake Beach, Maggie (Rob) Biddenstadt of Round Lake Beach, Michael (Jane) Brennan of Round Lake Park, and Elizabeth (Dale) Hosley of Round Lake; fifteen grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren. His family will continue his legacy of loyalty, generosity and care. He was loved by many and will be missed.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary in 1996, his brother Robert; and his sister, Juanita Milner.
The memorial service will be held Saturday, April 1 at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 510 N. Cedar Lake Rd., Round Lake IL 60073. Rev. Lisle Kauffman will officiate.
Arrangements were entrusted to Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home.
Memorials to Alzheimer’s Association 4709 Golf Road Suite 1015 Skokie, IL 60076 would be appreciated by the family. For information call the funeral home at 847-546-3300 or send an on-line condolence to the family at www.justenfh.com.