He was born Sept. 16, 1937, in Seventy-Six, Mo., to Herbert W. and Mathilda M. Lorenz Bronenkant. He and Venita M. Rodgers were married June 25, 1987. She preceded him in death July 18, 2006.
Mr. Bronenkant was a retired heavy equipment operator for Nip Kelly Construction. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown, Riverhills Antique Tractor Club, AMVETS Post 94 and was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include a special friend, Glenna Hohler of Jackson; a son, Trent (Lori) Bronenkant of Altenburg, Mo.; two daughters, Tina Spees of Bonaire, Ga., and Sarah Richardson of Lampe, Mo.; three stepchildren, David (Jody) Meher of Chester, Ill., Julie (Donald) Renaud of Perryville, Mo., Larry Smith of Chester; two brothers, Dale Bronenkant and Roy Bronenkant, both of Frohna, Mo.; seven grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one brother, Robert Bronenkant.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville, with AMVETS wake at 7 p.m. Visitation continues from 6:30 to 8 a.m. Wednesday. He will then be taken to Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown for service at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Paul Winningham officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials are preferred to Grace Lutheran Church, United in Christ Lutheran School or SoutheastHEALTH Cancer Center Gardens at SoutheastHEALTH Foundation.