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Wayne H. Brantner

Published: Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 2:32 p.m. CST

Wayne Harold Brantner, 92, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at the Lodge outside Fayette, Mo.

He was born on June 20, 1921 in Polo, to Floyd and Ada (Garver) Brantner. He graduated from Polo High School in 1939.

Wayne married Wanda Irene Culver in Rockford on Feb. 22, 1964.  She preceded him in death Aug.  12, 2001.

He was a lifetime farmer and dedicated cattleman.

Wayne was a member of the Lion’s Club for more than 50 years and member of the Higbee Christian Church.

He is survived by five daughters, Bonnie Brantner Portwood, Sherman, Mo., Connie Brantner (Bryan) Kunze, Fayette, Mo., Bonnie Brantner (Chris) Duren, Fayette, Mo., Holly Brantner, Mendota, and Becky Brantner, Shawnee, Kans.;  the Brantner grandchildren, Amy Duren (Joey) Busker, Wayne (Melissa) Duren, Jesse (Tiffany) Swanson, Tori (Ben) Holt, Chip (Megan)  Duren, Stephanie Portwood, Brett and Greta Christianson; and Judy Busker, dear friend of the family; the Busker grandchildren,  Kelly (Shannon) Busker, Terry (Traci) Busker, Penny Busker (Kelvin) Biesemeyer, and Joey (Amy) Busker; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Besides his wife and parents, Wayne was preceded in death by three brothers.

Services  will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Chapel, Fayette, Mo., with Rev. Robert Eichenberger officiating.

Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will follow the service at Fayette City Cemetery with Bobby Douglas, Jimmy Douglas, Ohmer Kunkel, Raymond Kirby, Richard Conrow, and Ron McBee serving as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Fayette City Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

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