Brenneman, Dayle Russell
November 30, 1930September 26, 2013
Dayle Russell Brenneman passed away the morning of September 26, 2013 in his Upland home surrounded by family, following a battle with a lengthy disease. Dayle was born in Wellman, Iowa, one of ten children and moved to California with his wife and children in 1964.
Dayle was known for his service to the Upland community through his business, Brenneman Insurance. He managed his business with honesty, compassion, and excellent customer service. For 35 years Dayle opened the door of his business to greet people with a happy smile and strong handshake, speaking to them not just about insurance, but also on a personal level, listening to their stories. Often they left his office inspired by his wisdom and life experiences.
Dayle found inspiration for his life and business from some of his favorite motivational speakers like Zig Ziglar, Napolean Hill, Dale Carnegie and many more. He read their books, listened to audiotapes, and kept quotes from his favorite speakers in his office and close to him. One of his favorite quotes was "Change your thoughts, change your world" by Norman Vincent Peale.
Dayle loved clothing and felt that dressing for success was part of being successful. He prided himself in looking his best and enjoyed helping others do the same through his men's clothing store, Dayle's Esquire. His clothing business included having fashion shows and giving personalized one-on-one service to local businessmen, including finding just the right colors for each individual based on hair and eye color.
Dayle also ventured out in the limousine business and started Memories Limousine Service.
Dayle loved his family and they were a priority in his life. He is survived by beloved and caring wife, Lea Brenneman, four daughters Vickie Tomlinson, Cindy Langill, Candy Walburg, and Lori Cutting, twelve grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and sisters, Leta and Lucine. He is preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters and former wife, Mary Brenneman.
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Oct. 3, 2013