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Kenneth D. Brehm

Kenneth D. Brehm

Kenneth Dean Brehm, 84 of Ashley, passed away at 7:24 a.m. on Monday, December 23, 2019 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

He was born on March 24, 1935 in Ashley, the son of August and Madeline Peck Brehm.  He married Shirley Smith on June 27, 1953 in Nashville and she survives.  Besides his wife of 66 years, left to mourn his passing is a son Kenneth R. (Annette) Brehm of Kell.  3 daughters; Barbara (Richard) Ayers of Sandoval, Sue Ann (Mike) Nicholson of Nashville and Linda (Glenn) Morgan of Nason.  14 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sons; Michael, Karl and Larry in infancy.  2 sisters; Margaret Huff and Dorothy Phillips; and a brother, Robert Brehm.

Kenny was retired from Carpenters Local #480.  He worked the family farm and was a self employed mechanic for many years.  He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.  Kenny was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in Nashville, the Nashville American Legion Post #110, Nashville Lions and Moose, Washington County Sportsman’s Club,Ashley card club and was a volunteer fireman in Nashville for 24 years.  He loved to hunt, fish and call bingo.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 27, 2019 at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Nashville with Rev. Beverly Kahle officiating.  Friends may call from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday and 7:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. on Friday at the Styninger Funeral Home in Nashville and from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. on Friday at the church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites by the American Legion Post #110.   

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.


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