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2/14/2018 12:47:00 PM
Carl Frank Brenner
April 16, 1926 - February 3, 2018
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Carl Frank Brenner, born in Reading, Pa. on April 16, 1926, died February 3, 2018 in Shawnee, Okla. at the age of 91. Carl was born to an Austrian immigrant father, George Brenner and Pennsylvania Dutch mother, Catherine.

Following high school, Carl enlisted in the Navy. While in the Navy, he was sent to several locations in the United States to work on radar. At the time, our ships were being attacked by Kamikaze planes and we had little defense for the attacks, without visibility to their approach. Carl became part of a Navy team that worked on the design, installation, and testing of radar placed on a navy Torpedo bomber plane. This served as a precursor to the world’s biggest radar plane, the AWACS E-3 Sentry.

It was during his training at Stillwater, Okla. that Carl met his future wife, Doris Weld from Paul’s Valley, Oklahoma. Carl and Doris, both age 18, were married in Washington, D.C. on August 19, 1944.

When the war ended, Carl returned to his chosen trade of Carpentry and became a construction Superintendent in the Philadelphia area until his retirement.

Carl and Doris were extremely adventuresome, loved to travel, by sea and by land. Upon their retirement, they moved onto their sailboat. For 10 years they traveled the seas from Chesapeake Bay to the Windward Islands, South America. By land, they toured throughout the 50 states, Alaska and Mexico.

Carl is survived by his wife of 73 years, Doris, of Shawnee, Okla., son James Brenner (Jill) of Tecumseh, Okla., daughter Linda Stephenson (Mark) of Taylorville, Ill., grandchildren: Derek Stephenson (Michele) of Bloomington, Ill., Drew Stephenson (Jamie) of Taylorville, Ill. Elysia Brenner of Amsterdam, Kristi Brooks, of Wynnewood, Okla. and two additional generations of family. Carl was preceded in death by his parents, brothers George and Frank and daughter Sue.

A celebration of Carl’s life was held Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Chapel in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

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