Dennis Brennan


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Posted Online: Aug. 26, 2014, 7:20 pm
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Dennis A. Brennan, 89, of Fort McCoy, Fla., formerly of Wapello, Iowa, and Rock Island, died Aug. 21, 2014, at the VFW Veterans Village, Fort McCoy.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Solid Rock Baptist Church, Wapello, followed by military rites by Wapello VFW Glenn Allen Post 5166. A fellowship lunch will follow at the church and then internment at Rock Island National Cemetery. The military rites will be provided by Moline Legion Post 246 and Voiture 237 40/8.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a favorite charity, Wapello VFW or VFW Veterans Village 13005 NE 135th St., Fort McCoy, FL 32134. The Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello is providing the care and arrangements for Dennis Brennan.
Dennis was born Oct. 5, 1924, in St. Paul, Minn., to Anthony P. Brennan and Eleanor M. Peterson Brennan.
Dennis graduated from Rock Island High School in 1942 and entered the U.S. Navy in May 1943. He served during World War II in the South Pacific on New Guinea, Biak, and the Admiralties Islands.
He married Dorothy Jagger in 1947 and later married Doris L. Leftwich in 1977.
He was employed as a pressman for 36 years at the Rock Island Argus. From 1978 until retirement in 1984, he and his wife operated a restaurant in Wapello. He then spent the next 20-plus years working a few days a week at Siline & Johnson and later S & J Tube Co.
He was formerly a member of Trinity Episcopal Church Rock Island.
Dennis was past commander of the Moline Legion Post 246, past commander of VFW Post 5166 Wapello and a life member of Rock Island/Mercer County Voiture 237, 40/8.
He played drums with several Drum and Bugle Corps including the Burlington American Legion Green Berets.
He is survived by two daughters, Patricia (William) McMurray, Ocala, Fla., and Carol (Kevin) Selman, Minooka, Ill.; two grandsons; and two stepgranddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Doris.
Condolences may be sent and viewed at dudgeonmcculley.com.














 



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