Darrell Bruce Brenneise
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.
Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
Condolences for Darrell Bruce Brenneise
We are saddened by the passing of “Bruce” as we knew him. He lived with us while I was growing up for a time and my parents loved him like a son. Rest in peace. Sending our love to Jennifer and her family. Beth & Ed and Virgil Rodacker
I love U cousin. Thanks 4 all u have done for me many times over! Love U!
So sorry for the loss of Mr. Brenneise. I’m sure that he would look forward to the time when “the wolf will reside for a while with the lamb, and with the young goat the leopard will lie down, and the calf and the lion and the fattened animal will all be together; And a little boy will lead them.” (Isaiah 11:6) This is a beautiful hope of peace promised for the future right here on earth. Until that time, may you find a measure of peace from the God of all comfort to help you to endure.
I went to college with Bruce and loved his free spirit! I didn’t remember the Mill, but his love of bikes. I lost track of him and then saw his death notice.
For all those left behind, kids and grandkids, he was fun and loving. I know you will miss him greatly, but we have the hope of seeing him soon! I am so sorry
to hear the sad news.
So sorry to hear about Bruce.
Darrell inspired my love of bicycling. What a sweet man. I hadn’t seen him for many years but will always remember him fondly.