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Wilbert Henry Brenning

Wilbert Henry Brenning

BRENNING

Wilbert Henry Brenning, 78, of Sparta, IL; born on November 14, 1942 in Sparta, IL the son of Elmer and Mary (Horschmann) Brenning; passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.

Wilbert worked at Steven Graphics and Spartan Printing as a Pressman. He enjoyed playing Pinochle and hosting BBQ’s with his propane grill. He was an avid Cardinals Fan. Wilbert used to win awards in bowling and was great at pool and billiards.  He was a simple man that enjoyed the little things in life.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Elmer and Mary (Horschmann) Brenning;  wife – Trudy Brenning; brothers – Emitt Brenning and Elmer Brenning, Jr.; sisters –  Lillian Barnes and Laverne Diercks.

Wilbert is survived by five children – Todd Brenning of Belleville, IL, Kim Roehrkasse of O’Fallon, IL, Erica Brenning of O’Fallon, IL, Allen Wittenborn of Sparta, IL, and Autumn (Joseph) Johnson of Blair, IL; eleven grandchildren – Ryan (Jenifer) Haury, Eric Brenning, Austin (Kelsey) Brenning, Ashley (Braden) Watt, Chad (Holly) Roehrkasse, Casey Roehrkasse, Dollie Wittenborn, Qhuinn Wittenborn, Colt Johnson, Maddeline Johnson, and Remington Johnson; six great grandchildren – Kaden Haury, Raelynn Haury, Dylan Roehrkasse, Avery Roehrkasse, Deven Roehrkasse, and Austin Brenning.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.heilschuessler.com.

Family and friends may gather at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL on Sunday, August 1, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and on Monday, August 2, 2021 from 9:00 to 11 a.m.

Funeral services will be held at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

Interment will be held at Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements

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  1. Linda Boston says:

    To the Brenning family. I’m so sorry for your loss. Wilber and Trudy were very good friends. They always treated me like family when I had the opportunity to visit. They are Rejoicing in heaven. God bless them both. Sending hugs and prayers to you all.

  2. SO SIRRY TO HEAR OF WILBERT’S PASSING. OUR SYMPATHY TO HIS CHILDREN AND ALL HIS FAMILY, ESPECIALLY SOME NIECES AND NEPHEWS I’VE BEEN CLOSE TO. HIS SISTER LILLIAN AND I WERE CLOSE FRIENDS. WILBER WAS A KIND AND FRIENDLY KIND OF GUY AND WILL BE MISSED. RIP WILBERT

  3. Ronnie & Janet Zeidler says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Wilbert’s entire family. He was a life long friend, classmate, co-worker and all around great guy. We will miss him.

  4. Our sympathy to Todd, Kim, and Erica. Your Dad will be missed. Bruce and Joann

  5. james dierckes says:

    My Heart is empty, I’m already missing our Debates. Your words of wisdom are forever in my thoughts.
    Love you Uncle.

  6. Cathy Barnes says:

    RIP Wilbert, you were a very caring and kind person. Always wanted to know how we were doing. Going to miss you.

  7. Maria Lahey says:

    Rest in peace, Wilbert. My deepest condolences to all of the family.
    I enjoyed spending 4th of July with you and the family. Much love to all.

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