Darrell Bruce Brenneise, known as Bruce to many, was born on July 7, 1947 in Eureka, South Dakota. He spent his childhood living and working there on the family farm. His love for the farm beckoned his return to that farm for many years as a young adult.
Being an entrepreneur, Bruce established the successful “Freewheeling Bike Shop” and the first “Mill” in Lincoln, Nebraska in the early 1970s. He was also a realtor in Lincoln.
Bruce, an avid animal lover, enjoyed his dogs, Pinto and Luna. He loved traveling, especially to the warm climate of Costa Rica where he would reside for months at a time. He loved music –all genres, with jazz and blues topping the list. Jazz in June and the Zoo Bar were frequent destinations.
He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer (Travis) Martin, his son, Daniel Brenneise, his step-son Trevor Pitts, his granddaughters, Meighan Mertlik, Mikalah Mertlik, Miranda Martin, Mekinzie Martin, Kennah Pitts and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Elsie (Dufloth) Brenneise, and brother Terry Lee Brenneise.
Cremation. No visitation. Celebration of life will be at later date. Memorials will be donated to KZUM and The Capital Humane Society. Arrangements are being facilitated through Aspen Cremation Service. Condolences to www.aspenaftercare.com.