LAKE GENEVA, Wis. – John C. Brennan, 83, of Lake Geneva, Wis., passed away Friday, July 5, 2013, at Mercy Walworth Hospital in Lake Geneva after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born July 16, 1929, in Woodstock, the son of George and Nell Brennan. He graduated from Hebron High School and the University of Wisconsin
-Madison farm short course program. John was united in marriage to Irene King on Oct. 12, 1947, in Harvard. She preceded him in death on Jan. 11, 1999.
John is survived by two sons, J.C. and Jerry, both of Lake Geneva; a sister, Mary Alice of Northbrook; and a brother, Bill (Joann) of Southfield, Mich.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Betty.
John was a lifelong dairy and grain farmer in Linn Township and also was a Spangler Seed dealer for 46 years. He was a member of St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church in Lake Geneva, Harvard Moose Lodge and the Farm Bureau. He enjoyed going to the Walworth County Fair and Friday fish frys, and was a lifelong "just wait till next year" Chicago Cub fan.
The funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church in Lake Geneva, with Father James Schuerman officiating. Burial will follow in Walworth Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 8, at Toynton Walworth Funeral Home in Walworth, Wis.
Memorials may be made to U.W.-Madison cancer research.
Toynton Walworth Funeral Home is assisting the family.