John T. Bresnahan
T. Bresnehan, 95, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Woodlands Senior
Park. He was born on March 14, 1924 to the late John J. and Dora H. (Grahl)
Bresnehan in Fond du Lac.
graduated from Fond du Lac High School in 1942. He enlisted in the United
States Army Air Corps on September 14, 1942. Jack was stationed at Great Falls
Army Air Base, renamed Malstrom Air Force Base, until February 11, 1946.
Mary L. Rieden on August 28, 1948 in Fond du Lac. She passed away on September
2, 1970. He then married Ruth A. Smith on July 3, 1975 and she preceded him on
February 7, 2007.
employed at Mercury Marine for 40 plus years. He was an “original member of the
FAB 5” at Mercury Marine. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus #664 and
Holy Family Parish. Jack enjoyed cars, cars and cars. He also enjoyed music,
dancing and golf.
survived by five children, Judy Petsch of Fond du Lac, Michael R. (Sandy) Smith
of Neenah, Jeanne (Gary) Davies of Clintonville, Joni (David) Weichbrodt of
Sheboygan, Scott Bresnehan of Green Bay, nine grandchildren, Deanna Deanovich,
Todd (Terri) Deanovich, Thomas R. (Marla) Smith, Joseph M. (Ligia) Smith, Jobe
(Joanna) Davies, Benjamin (Rebecca) Davies, Mary (Adam) Kersten, Kristen (Bob)
Forstrom and Kim (Jeff Fulcer) Weichbrodt, 14 great-grandchildren and best
friend, Marilyn Hewison.
preceded in death by his wives; one son-in-law, Harry Petsch and one sister,
Jack’s family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, June 17, 2019 from
9:30 to 10:45 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 201 S. Peters Avenue, Fond du Lac. A
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM. Military Honors
will be held after mass. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery. Cremation has taken
may be directed to Agnesian Hospice Hope, 239 Trowbridge Drive, Fond du Lac, WI
extends their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Woodlands Senior Park, Nikki
Pinkert, nursing manager, Dr. Punit Kumar, the staff at Agnesian Hospice Hope
and Kristy Herzig CSW.
condolences may be shared at www.zacherlfuneralhome.com