Farming Rural 18

Melvin P Brenner

September 21, 1941 ~ November 7, 2019 (age 78)


Melvin P. “Mel” Brenner, 78, of Wilmington, Ohio passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Clinton Memorial Hospital.  His wife, Joyce Drahos Brenner, whom he married August 17, 1968, survives.  He was born September 21, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio, son of the late Paul and Clara Michaels Brenner.

Mr. Brenner retired from General Mills in Cincinnati where he worked as a supervisor.  He was also a lifelong farmer and had been a master logger.  He was a member of St. Columbkille Catholic Church.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid gardener.  Mr. Brenner served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Julie Ann (Tom) Tapp of Wilmington, Ohio; two sons, James (Diane) Brenner of Blanchester, Ohio and Joe P. Brenner of Wilmington, Ohio; six grandchildren, Josh (Fiancée, Lisa) Tapp, Jess (Matthew) Middleton, Tyanna (Tristan) Brown, Tristan Brenner, Grace Brenner, and Audrey Brenner; a great-granddaughter, Madison Tapp; his sister-in-law, Barbara (Jon) Simonson of Waynesville, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, a daughter, Sandy Brenner, a brother, Roger Brenner, and a sister, Helen Juergens, are preceded in death.

The family will greet friends from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 73 N. Mulberry Street, Wilmington, Ohio.  Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery with military honors provided by the American Legion Post 49 Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Care Hospice, 1669 Rombach Avenue, Wilmington, Ohio 45177.

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November 12, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smith Funeral Homes
327 N. South Street
Wilmington, OH 45177

Mass of Christian Burial
November 13, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Columbkille Catholic Church (Wilmington, Ohio)


Community Care Hospice
1669 Rombach Avenue, Wilmington OH 45177

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