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Marvin Olaf Brenna
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Birth: Nov. 21, 1918
Polk County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Mar. 3, 2000
Proctor
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA

Marvin O. Brenna, 81, of Ugstad Road North died Friday, March 3, 2000, in his home.

He was born in Eden Township, Gully, Minn., and had resided in Proctor for the past 61 years. He married Joyce Emberg in Proctor Sept. 8, 1948. He was employed as a machinist with the Duluth Missabe and Iron Range Railway for 32 years, retiring in 1972. Following his retirement, he operated Brenna's Home Repair for many years. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving as a ball turret gunner on a B-17. He completed 25 missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and three Oak Leaf Clusters. He was a member of Immanual Lutheran Church in Proctor, the International Association of Machinists, Proctor American Legion, Proctor Area Historical Society, D.M.&I.R. Veterans Association, the Eighth Air Force Historical Society and the 96th Bomb Group.

He was preceded in death by his four brothers and a sister; and his great grandson, Jack Swanson who died in January.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce; daughters Kristine Lyons of Moose Lake and Kathy Wolffe of Knife River; a son, David (Chris) Brenna of Proctor; sisters Inez (Andrew) Gordon of Klamath Falls, Ore., Gladys (Philip) Megordon of Palm Beach, Fla., and Vivian (Halvor) Rijke of Gully, Minn.; grandchildren Chad (Becky) Brenna, Nicole (Mat) Swanson, Becky and Adam Wolffe; great- grandchildren, Jessica Taylor, Ian Swanson, and Cole Brenna.

Interment was in Oneota Cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  Milton Brenna (1895 - 1960)
  Inga Olson Brenna (1894 - 1933)
 
 Spouse:
  Joyce Beverly Emberg Brenna (1923 - 2011)
 
 Siblings:
  Marvin Olaf Brenna (1918 - 2000)
  Atwood M Brenna (1920 - 1981)*
  Irvin M Brenna (1922 - 1998)*
  Clifford R Brenna (1927 - 1963)*
  Kenneth L Brenna (1928 - 1986)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oneota Cemetery
Duluth
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
 
Created by: JudyH
Record added: Feb 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84752182
Marvin Olaf Brenna
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