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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Robert "Bob" Brenner

Robert “Bob” Brenner, age 74, of Glendive, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at his home in Glendive. 

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on  Friday, June 23, 2017 at Silha Funeral Home in Glendive. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the United Methodist Church in Glendive with Reverend Avis Anderson officiating. Interment with military honors will be held in Dawson County Cemetery. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Bob was born in Glendive on March 12, 1943 to parents Martin Charles “Bun” and Mary Lou (Whistler) Brenner. He was raised and educated in Glendive, and graduated from Dawson County High School with the class of 1961. On January 27, 1964, Bob enlisted into the U.S. Navy and served for 4 years, before being honorably discharged in San Francisco, Calif. in 1968. He was married in 1970 to Joan Mooer and to this union one child was born, Brenda. This marriage later ended in divorce. 

Bob had worked for the Rose Theatre and KXGN TV and radio, before entering into his career at TAB Electronics, working as an electronics technician. Bob owned and worked for TAB electronics until the time of his death.

Bob was always getting together with family and friends. He loved trips to Wibaux for a cold beer at the brewery and dinner at the Gem or the Shamrock. He was known to drive through 5 counties to a Plevna Pancake Supper. In his early years, he had a passion for Lionel trains and had one of the nicest collections in the state of Montana. His passion for watching trains remained for his entire life. He spent countless hours irrigating, building and working on the dam on his property with his favorite neighbor “Chuckles.” Bob loved animals of all kinds. His “dog parties” were legendary. He loved boating and helping his dad work on the 1956 Lonestar.

Bob had a wonderful sense of dry humor and a quick wit. His passion for the color green resulted in many great stories and torture for his “much older sister” Carol, “The Green Queen.” Bob had an unbelievable memory and uncanny ability to recall every last detail to each memory. He was gracious to all that crossed his path. He was an electrical “genius.” Bob was a gregarious man who enjoyed the company of all around him. 

Bob had a huge passion and enjoyed 50 years of dedication to Glendive and surrounding areas of Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota with his work as owner of TAB Electronics in communication services.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Martin Charles “Bun” and Mary Lou; his nephew, Matthew Ryan Brenner; and his aunt and uncle, Susan and Duane Erickson.

Bob is survived by his daughter Brenda Wolfe of Redlands, Calif.; his siblings Carol (Bill) Winchell of Billings,  Bill (Joanne) Brenner of Sidney, and Deb Brenner of Billings; nephews Mike (Roz) Winchell and family and Scott (Dana) and family all of Billings; cousins Mark (Darla) Erickson of Glendive, Scott (Dawn) Erickson of Lakeland, Fla, and Todd (Tammy) Erickson of Glendive. Bob is also survived by his longtime friend and soul mate Marilyn Kutzler, as well as all the dedicated and wonderful past and present employees of TAB Electronics including Marilyn, Peggy Hansen, Greg Stroh, and Judy Schmitt.

Bob fondly enjoyed all of his conversations with his daughter who he affectionately called “Squirrel Girl.”

Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.silhafuneralhomes.com.

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