Immaculate Conception - Wexford
1416 Great River Rd ~ Lansing, IA 52151
Pastor: Rev. John Moser

Kathryn Brennan


Kathryn Brennan
Born: April 3, 1889
Died: May 12, 1956
Married: Single

Parents: Thomas W. and Julia (Manning) Brennan.

Eugene married Dorothy Thornton
Mary married Michael C Mullarkey

Obituary of Katherine Brennan (1889 – 1956) from the May 16, 1956 Allamakee Journal newspaper reads:

Funeral Services Held for Katherine Brennan
Funeral services were held at Immaculate Conception Church in Wexford Monday morning at ten o’clock for Miss Katherine Brennan, 67, who passed away late Friday night at Xavier Hospital in Dubuque the result of a paralytic stroke suffered the Sunday previous. Father Franz Lohbern of Lamotte for whom she had kept house the past 12 years offered the Mass of Requiem and resident pastor Father Aloysius White gave the sermon. In the sanctuary was Father J. R. McDonald of Decorah.

Source: Allamakee Journal, May 1956

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The name on the headstone is spelled "Kathryn" whereas the obituary and family members spelled her name "Katherine".
Obit  con't
Miss Brennan was born April 3rd, 1889 in Wexford as daughter of Thomas Brennan and Julia Manning and for many years made her home with members of her family. From long residence in Lansing she was familiarly known as “Katie” and her kindness and beautiful traits of character made her beloved by all. Of children she was very fond and to grown-ups always ready and willing to lend a helping hand or do an act of charity when and wherever needed. Survivors include three brothers, Thomas, of Orkney, Sask. Canada; Eugene of Lansing and James, of La Crosse; one sister, Mrs. Mike C. Mullarkey, of Lafayette, besides a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.
The remains arrived Saturday and that evening and Sunday evening were waked at the home of her brother Gene in Lansing where many called to express sympathy and bore mute evidence of the high esteem in which she was held. Casket bearers were nephews Dan and Ralph Brennan and Leo Mullarkey, Roger Binsfeld, John Hogan and Francis Kernan. Among the out of town relatives and friends in attendance at the funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Manning and son, Madison, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. William Bohrer, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Steffen, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. John Hogan, LaPorte City; Miss Katherine Mullarkey, Waterloo; Rev. J. R. McDonald and mother, Decorah; Mr. and Mrs. George Turnis, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Helms, Hopkinton; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Larson, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Maley, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Binsfeld and Mrs. Walter Leible, all of La Crosse