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Noel R. Brenden

April 2, 1961 ~ June 2, 2022 (age 61)


Noel (Leon) Ray Brenden, 61, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on June 2, 2022.  Noel and his twin sister (Nancy) were born April 2, 1961, in Eau Claire, WI to Irving and Grace (Sivertson) Brenden.

Noel married his wife Jennifer July 29, 2000, at Springbrook Lutheran Church in Elk Mound, WI.

Noel was a devoted father, brother, grandfather, and loving husband.  He enjoyed telling stories about stock car racing, building winning motors, hunting, playing with his beloved dog Pedro and relaxing with a cold one with his friends at the Elk Lake Tavern.  He was known as an excellent mechanic who would go out of his way to help anyone in need.  His pride for his family was unmatched.  He grew up on his family farm on the Chippewa bottoms and taught himself to be one of the best mechanics around.  He drove truck, maintained heavy equipment, worked as the shop foreman and built lifelong friendships throughout.  His joke telling skills were amazing.  He could remember every joke he ever heard.  Sometimes he laughed harder at his jokes than others, but always made us laugh along with him.

Noel is survived by his wife Jennifer; his children Ryan (Jennifer) Brenden, Kyle (Samantha) Brenden; stepdaughters Natasha and Katelyn Williams; grandchildren Jaden, Cash, Walker, Rynn, Leo, Brody, Liam, Abel, and Abbie.  He is further survived by his siblings Ken (Shirley) Brenden, Cathy (Dennis) Johnson, Carol (Dave) Oas, Nancy (Jody) Hoel, Sally (Randy) Larson; sisters in-law Barb Brenden, Carol Brenden, Christine Pennekamp; brothers in-law Mike Johnson, Dan Johnson; mother in-law Beverly Johnson; father in-law Don (Jody) Johnson; and many nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents Irving and Grace Brenden; brothers Alan, Steve, Vernon, and Tom Brenden; and sister in-law Arlene Brenden.

Funeral service for Noel will take place at 11 am on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at Spring Brook Lutheran Church, 930th St, Elk Mound, WI 54739 wit Pastor Alan Millen officiating.  Burial will take place immediately following the service in the Spring Brook Lutheran Church Cemetery.  Visitation will take place at Hulke Family Funeral Home in Eau Claire on Tuesday evening June 7, 2022 from 4-7 pm and at the church Wednesday morning from 10 am until the time of service.

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Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements. 

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June 7, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services
3209 Rudolph Road
Eau Claire, WI 54701

June 8, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Spring Brook Lutheran Church (Elk Mound)

Funeral Service
June 8, 2022

11:00 AM
Spring Brook Lutheran Church (Elk Mound)

June 8, 2022

12:00 PM
Spring Brook Lutheran Church (Elk Mound)

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