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Former Saints Assistant Lawrence Brenneman to be Laid to Rest

Brock Kappelmann - May 3, 2019 7:11 am

Memorial Services for former Seward assistant men’s basketball coach Lawrence Brenneman will be held at 2:30 PM on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Whitestone Mennonite Church, 629 Crescent Dr., Hesston, KS 67062.  Brenneman assisted Dave Brown at Seward. They coached Seward to a third place finish in the NJCAA in 1998 when the team finished 35-4.

Lawrence “LB” Page Brenneman, 56, a resident of Ft. Myers since 2015, formerly of Bowling Green, KY, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019.  He was born February 1, 1963 in Altoona, PA.

Lawrence was of the Mennonite faith. He was an excellent high school and college basketball player winning significant awards.  His professional life included teaching and coaching in Wichita, Kansas area high schools.  He subsequently coached at Seward County Community College, Liberal, Kansas, State University of New York at Binghamton, Western Kentucky University and Florida Gulf Coast University. He enjoyed coaching basketball, tutoring and teaching mathematics. He received the BA (Mathematics) from Geneva College and the MS (secondary mathematics education) from Wichita State University.  He also attended graduate school for one year studying mathematics at Oklahoma State University.

He is survived by his parents, Frank and Anne Brenneman of Hesston, KS; two brothers, William Brenneman (Judy VanderHenst) of Cincinnati, OH and Michael Brenneman (Cristina) of Wichita, KS; two nieces, Brianne and Eden; two nephews, Matthew and Carison; as well as his Special Friend, Mireya Belli.

Memorial Services will be held at 2:30 PM on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Whitestone Mennonite Church, 629 Crescent Dr., Hesston, KS 67062.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Lawrence “LB” Brenneman are suggested to The Athletic Department (men’s basketball program) Tabor College, 400 Jeffereson St., Hillsboro, Kansas 67063 www.taborbluejays.com  or to The Athletic Department (men’s basketball program) Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Blvd South, Fort Myers FL  33965 fgcuathletics.com.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.

 

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