Mary Lou Brenner


August 13, 1929– August 26, 2020

  • Mary Lou Brenner
    Mary Lou Brenner

Mary Lou Brenner, 91, of Cedaredge, CO passed into eternal life on August 26, 2020 at the Delta County Memorial Hospital, one day short of her 70th wedding anniversary.

A memorial service will be held at the McIntosh Baptist Church on Sunday, September 6, at 2:30 p.m. with inurnment to follow at the McIntosh Cemetery.

Mary Lou Geiser was born August 13, 1929 in Fredonia, ND. She graduated from high school in McIntosh in 1947. After graduation she was employed as a bookkeeper at an automotive garage in McIntosh until her marriage to Ruben Brenner on August 27, 1950. To this union three children were born, Linda, Dianne and Curtis.

Ruben and Mary Lou purchased a farm at Isabel in 1963 and Mary Lou worked alongside Ruben in the entire farming and dairy operation until their retirement in 1992. She accepted Jesus as her Savior as a young adult and was very active in the Isabel Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and served in many capacities. Mary Lou had the gift of hospitality and welcomed many friends to Sunday dinners at their home.

Ruben and Mary Lou moved to Cedaredge in 2015 to be near family after struggling with health issues.

Mary Lou was a member of Grand Mesa Baptist Church where she was loved by all.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Linda.

She is survived by her husband, Ruben of Cedaredge; sister Norma Brenner of McIntosh; brother Harvey (Beverly) Vilhauer of Baker, MT; son-in-law Nick (Barb) Tranisi of Bellevue, NE; daughter, Dianne (Douglas) McCully of Cedaredge; son Curtis (Helane) Brenner of Lampe, MO; five grandsons and eight great-grandchildren.

(Ruben Brenner’s address is 215 NW 9th St. Apt. 3, Cedaredge, CO 81413.)