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Michael Brenenstall

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PEORIA - Michael Lee "Mike" Brenenstall, age 61, of Bloomington, formerly of Peoria, passed away at 6:12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.

His funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Forrest Hill United Methodist Church, 706 E. Forrest Hill Ave., Peoria. The Rev. Dr. Curt Keller will officiate. Military rites will be accorded by Illinois National Guard Funeral Honors. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, 1115 E. Washington St., Bloomington, and from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the .

Mike was born Nov. 26, 1952, in Peoria, the son of Richard and Lois Forquer Brenenstall. He married Donna J. Roberts on April 19, 2004, in Oahu, Hawaii. She survives.

Also surviving are his parents, Richard (Bessie) Brenenstall of Illinois and Lois (Willard) Jackson of East Peoria; two daughters, Capt. Kelly Jo Brenenstall, Florida Air National Guard, of St. Augustine, Fla., and Staff Sgt. Stacy Lee Brenenstall, Florida Air National Guard, of St. Augustine, Fla.; two stepchildren, Angela (Scott) Lane of Cedarville, Mich., and James Beckett of Yorkville; four grandchildren, Timothy, Brooke, Sebastian and Claudia; six stepgrandchildren, Nikolas, Jonathan, Joseph, Melanie, Logan and Landen; one brother, Randy (Sue) Brenenstall of Peoria; and one sister, Linda (Robert) Rausch of Bellevue, Neb. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, David Brenenstall, and his grandparents.

Mike had worked many years at Waugh Foods in East Peoria and the Peoria Journal Star in Peoria.

He was a member of Abbas Grotto in East Peoria and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

He enjoyed playing dartball.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He was a loving son, husband, father, brother and grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Please view the obituary and share your condolences and memories online at www.calvertmemorial. com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Apr. 4, 2014
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