Brent will be remembered for his love for family, near and far. His love for his wife of 32 and 1/2 years and 2 daughters was endless. With one son in law he now felt the guys had a chance. Brent was a gift to our family where we felt safe and loved.
Brent loved to travel, checking out new places. Visiting family members and friends. Sharing his time with his family going, seeing, and doing. We cherish those memories as he was the Best and such a gift to us.
He was a social guy who loved people and could talk to a stranger and with ease get them to chat with him. His smile was one that lite up the room as he entered and filled the room with joy.
Brent took pride in his work ethic on any task he would do. He worked at PPG in Oak Creek for 35 years and many of those years he would be awarded for his perfect attendance.
Brent loved to work with children in AWANA at church. Hearing them say Bible verses and just talking with them to see how their day was. He had worked with Jr. HIgh kids in Sunday School and he was the teacher the boys liked to have. His adventure to life added to their lives as he taught by example in how he lived his life.
Brent loved going and being a part of a church. He had been involved in years past in choir programs speaking and singing. His love for his Lord and Savior started at a very young age. He had asked Jesus into his heart when he was 9 years old. His life Verse was Romans 5:8
“But God commended his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.” Always believed he had a home in Heaven and loved the promises of the Bible. His favorite hymn was ” He Lives” it starts like this….I serve a risen Savior he’s in my heart today, I know that he is living whatever man may say……He had a strong faith which carried him through good and very tough times in his life.
Brent fought a battle with brain cancer for 2 years, and although he lost the battle he won the Victory when he met His Jesus in Heaven. Brent is now walking the streets of Gold and his body is healed and complete. No more falls, no more double vision, no weak legs, no more left side that does not work. His body is perfect and one day we will meet him in Heaven.
We want to thank the Brain and Spine area of MD Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston Texas for all they did to help fight his cancer, the love and support they showed with our year down there getting treatment for Brent. The OT and PT Department that worked to get Brent strong. The many other specialists that we saw that worked hard to get Brent feeling and doing better. They were a blessing to us with words of encouragement, hugs, smiles, help, and more of the same.
We also want to thank the Palmer Episcopal Church, in Houston Texas for helping us get a long term stay apartment. They were our Angels in a time of need. Thank you does not say what our hearts felt as we Walked the Journey of cancer.
We want to thank the Aurora Hospice Care team for their great care and guidance through the last part of our Journey. These people are special people who work with patients and caregivers in such a hard time in everyone lives.
We are thankful for all those who had part in each step we took this past 2 years of our Journey. We had prayer support, encouragement, hugs, cards, help with the day to day, and so much more. No one walks the Journey of cancer by themselves.
A funeral service will be held Friday Nov. 18th, 2016 at Racine Bible Church (12505 Spring Street, Sturtevant 53177) at 11am. Associate Pastor Wayne Beilgard. The family will receive guests in church Friday Nov. 18th, 2016 from 10am until the time of service. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park, Oak Creek.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation to Palmer Place, donation can be sent to Palmer Episcopal Church, 6221 Main St, Houston, TX 77030. Checks should be made payable to Palmer Church with donation to Palmer Place Ministry. If Palmer Place is not on memo line, we will not receive it.