Walter Mathew Brennan

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  • Name: Walter Mathew Brennan
  • Location of Birth: Benton County, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: September 21, 1915
  • Date of Death: December 28, 2006 (91 years old)
  • Parents: William Brennan and Mary (Thering) Brennan
  • High School and Class: 1934 - Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: T SGT (Technical Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: August 10, 1943 (Enlistment Date)
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: April 23, 1946 (Discharge Date)
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    July, 1943
    April, 1946
  • Military Awards:

  • Military Highlights:
    From July, 1943 until April, 1946, Walter served with the United States Army in World War II in France and Germany.

    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Walter Mathew Brennan
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 25
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: September 21, 1915
    Birth Place: Benton, Minnesota
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Registration Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Schrunk Service
    Height: 5' 4"
    Weight: 125
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Blue
    Next of Kin: Mary Martineau (friend)

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    On February 18, 1941, Walter married Imogene Le Claire in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Grand Rapids, Minnesota. On April 18, 1953, Walter married Florence G. Nybeck Paullin in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    He worked for Itasca Tire Company in Grand Rapids, Minnesota for 23 years and then was an owner/operator of Crow Wing Tires in Brainerd, Minnesota for 10 years.

    Walter was a member of St. Augustine's Catholic Church of Cohasset, Minnesota, Knights of Columbus Council 2840, American Legion No. 6, life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars 1720, and AARP.

    Walter was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Imogene Brennan in 1949; his daughter, Mary Ann Brennan; a sister Mae Tracy; and three brothers, Leo, John, and Patrick. He is survived by his wife, Florence Brennan; his brothers, William "Bill" (Laura), Basil, and Robert (Marlene); sisters, Grace Klisch, Ellen Rosenthal, Claire (Chuck) Brenden, Romona Daugherty; and his step-son, Walter "Bill" William (Joyce) Paullin.

    Walter died in Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital. He is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot C-B-45-2-2)

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