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Curtis “Poppy” Brenner

Curtis “Poppy” Brenner, age 66, of Lampe, Missouri, passed away June 10, 2021, in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born September 12, 1954, in Isabel, South Dakota, the son of Ruben and Marylou (Geiser) Brenner. Curtis was joined in marriage January 1, 2006, to Helane Niesen.


"Poppy" Brenner

“Poppy” as he was known by many (especially his grandkids), graduated from Isabel High School before attending Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. As a dairy farmer, Curtis had a love of caring for animals and valued hard work. He raised chickens, grew a garden and enjoyed camping. Having a passion for everything he did, Curtis also lived the rodeo life. He was a tie down roper for a time, but his fondest memory was last December when he and Helane were able to attend the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Dallas. Above everything else, Curtis loved the Lord and was a devoted husband, dad and “Poppy” to his grandchildren. They will miss him dearly.


He was preceded in death by his mom, Marylou Brenner and a sister, Linda Tranisi.


Curtis is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Helane Brenner; his sons: Matthew Brenner and Tim (Eliza) Brenner; stepchildren: Jennifer Hardy, Michelle (Darren) Henley, David (Sonia) Van Der Steen, and Steven Van Der Steen; 10 grandchildren; his dad, Ruben Brenner; a sister, Dianne (Doug) McCully; a sister-in-law, Harriet Scherer; his nephews: Joe Tranisi, Carlo Tranisi, Paul Tranisi, and Chris Scherer; as well as many other extended family members and several close friends.


A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Woodland Hills Family Church, Branson, Missouri, with Pastor Ted Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in Philibert Cemetery, Kimberling City, Missouri. Arrangements and services are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks. The funeral may be viewed via livestream at https://vimeo.com/event/529167/294722c9e0 . Curtis’ family would like give a special “Thank You” to Woodland Hills Family Church for their prayers, love and support during this time, and to the hospitals and staff for their care of Curtis. To leave an online condolence to his family please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com

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