Gary J. Brenz

Gary J. Brenz

STOUGHTON- Gary Jay Brenz, age 71, of Stoughton, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.

He was born on December 21, 1945, in Belvidere, Ill. Gary had fond memories of growing up in Santa Ana, Calif. with his parents Gerald and Shirley (Berg) Brenz. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and was a member of the Special Forces Association Great Lakes Chapter 73.

Gary was the Owner of Midwest Books in Stoughton. He had many interests, including creating artwork, reading, traveling, and trading collectables. Gary was an active member of the Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow.

Gary is survived by his wife, Elaine; son Graham; and sister, Deborah Jackson.

Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON STOUGHTON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 1358 Highway 51, Stoughton, at 5 p.m., on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. A time of fellowship will follow until 7 p.m. A private burial will be held on Thursday.

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive
(608) 221-5420