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Eldon Wayne Brenneman

January 5, 2018



Life Sketch for Eldon Wayne Brenneman


Eldon Wayne Brenneman, 78, died on January 5th at his home in Newton, Kansas.


Eldon was born on August 31, 1939 in Newton, Kansas to Lawrence and Estella (Jantz) Brenneman.


Eldon was a graduate of Newton High School and attended one year of college before joining the United States Marine Corps in 1961 where he served until 1967.

He married Jean Marie Kopps on November 9, 1964 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  They were married for 53 years prior to his death.

Eldon was a retired officer for the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Deputy Department and the Harvey County Jail in Newton. He was a member of the Newton Christian Church of Newton.

He is survived by his wife: Jean Brenneman; daughter: Karen Brenneman; and a grandson: Brenden Fisher.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister: Oleta Schmidt.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 12th at the Newton Christian Church. A private family graveside service will be held at Restlawn Gardens of Memory. Military Honors will be presented at the church following the funeral service. A public visitation will be held from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 11th at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. The family will be present to greet friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

A memorial has been established with the building fund of the Newton Christian Church, 210 Southport Drive, Newton, Kansas 67114, (316)283-5998. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.


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3 thoughts on “Eldon Wayne Brenneman

  1. Saepe Expertus, Semper Fidelis, Fratres Aeterni.

    Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever.

    Thank you for your service to this nation.

  2. Wayne will be missed. He always had a handshake for all & a how r ya? My heartfelt prayers r with family.

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