Brenner Joan Catherine Brenner, 72, went home to be with the Lord on Monday April 26, 2021 at her home with her family by her side. She was born on July 29, 1948 in Haubstadt, Indiana, to the late Henry and Edna (Boeglin) Gries. She has lived in Jacksonville since 1986 and was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. She was retired from Oglethorpe Power of Georgia as a senior staff Specialist. Joan was a loving wife, sister, and friend and will be dearly missed. Survivors include her husband of 53 years Virgil Brenner; brothers, Robert Gries (Kathy), Jerry Gries (Kerry), and Richard Gries (Karen); sisters, Mary Shanley (Robert), and Theresa Smith (Jim), and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday May 4, 2021 at 11:30 am in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 601 Airport Center Drive East, Jacksonville, FL. 32218, with Father Joseph Kuhlman officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday morning starting at 10:30am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Community Hospice Northeast of Jacksonville or St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
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