Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

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Alumni Obituaries

Fr. John Brennen

Fr. John E. Brennen, 44, of Galion, OH, died at the Cleveland Clinic.He was born on April 16, 1965 in Fremont, OH to Russell E. and Ann B. (Murray) Brennen. Fr. John was a 1983 graduate of St. Joseph Central Catholic High School in Fremont. He received a Bachelors of Arts Degree from Saint Meinrad College and a Masters of Theology Degree from Pontifical Josephinum College in Columbus, OH. He was ordained as a Priest in the Toledo Dioceses on May 27, 2000. Fr. John was Associate Pastor of St. Peter and Paul Parish in Sandusky, Associate Pastor of St. Peter's Parish in Mansfield and Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Galion, OH.Fr. John is survived by his mother, Ann B. Brennen, Fremont, OH; siblings, Steven Brennen, Columbus, OH, Terry (Lisa) Brennen, Fremont, OH; niece and nephew, Kelli Brennen and Sean Brennen, both of Fremont.He was preceded in death by his father, Russell E. Brennen.Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.Online Condolence at: www.wonderlyhorvathhanes.com