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Bryan W. “Bucket” Brennan

d. December 10, 2022

Bryan W. “Bucket” Brennan, age 94, of Cantrall, passed away on December 10, 2022 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

He was born July 27, 1928 in Lincoln, Illinois, the son of Bryan B. and Belle (Shockey) Brennan.

Bryan married Patricia Wasilewski on June 29, 1957.  She preceded him in death on June 11, 2002.

Mourning his passing is his son Bryan J. (wife, Jana) Brennan; grandchildren, Aidan and Erin Brennan; and several nieces and nephews.

He is also preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

Bryan graduated from Elkhart High School.

He worked for Eaton Corporation in Lincoln, Illinois for most of his life.

Bryan was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.  He enjoyed wood-working.

Bryan served for the U.S. Army and was drafted during the Korean War.

Visitation for Bryan will be held Friday, December 16, 2022 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens.  Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Holy Family Church in Athens, Illinois.

Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Springfield.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Cantrall Community Park.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. So sorry to hear about Bucket. We were just wondering how he was doing as we were getting his Christmas card ready to be mailed. He was a special person and will be missed.

  2. Bryan & Jana – Bucket made me feel welcome in the family on day 1. Your Mom too. I always enjoyed talking to your Dad. It was always such an easy conversation and I will miss him. Our sympathy.

  3. You have my sympathy on your dad’s passing. I remember the day you introduced him to me in the parking lot when we were leaving the office for lunch, and he was picking you up for lunch. I thought it was so neat that you were doing that. I know you did it often.

  4. I am sorry to hear about your dad. Thinking of you during this difficult time. My condolences to you and your family.

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