Brennan Francis Van Dyne of Liberty, Mo., passed away unexpectedly on January 13, 2018. He was 45.
Brennan is survived by his mother, Penny Van Dyne of Kearney, Mo.; five children, Katie Corum, 21, Kirksville, Mo., Maddi Van Dyne, 18, Tampa, Fla., and Jake Van Dyne, 16, Sam Van Dyne, 13, and Mack Van Dyne, 11, all of Liberty, Mo.; brothers, Sean Van Dyne, Colorado Springs, Colo., Yale and Kristina Van Dyne, Overland Park, Kans., and Dylan Van Dyne, Kansas City, Mo.; many nieces and nephews, Ali (Van Dyne) and Owen Lonergan, Parkville, Mo., Lauren Van Dyne, Liberty, Mo., Gabe Van Dyne, Liberty, Mo., Yale Van Dyne Jr., Minneapolis, Minn., Mary Katherine Van Dyne, Norman,Okla., and Harrison Van Dyne, Minneapolis, Minn.
He is preceded in death by his father, Dick Van Dyne, and a brother, Tobin Van Dyne.
Brennan was a resident of the Northland area. He was born in Fairway, Kans., prior to moving to Kearney in 1977. He attended Kearney Elementary and Kearney Middle before graduating from Kearney High School in 1990. Brennan was a terrific athlete and earned numerous varsity letters and honors. He was a captain along with All-Conference, All-District, All-State. (Punter and QB) All-Conference and All-District in basketball and placed fourth in the state in tennis, twice. He was an impressive skier, golfer, ping-ponger, dart-thrower and loved to compete. He was also a passionate craftsmen and could expertly make furniture along with general household repairs. (No small feat considering the Van Dyne mechanical aptitude.)
Brennan attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where he majored in business (May 94). He was also a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He was employed, at the time of his death, by Vin Solutions (eight years), where he was a top-level performer.
Brennan enjoyed sports, traveling, hanging with friends and music but nothing compared to, or could measure up to his desire to spend time with his children. He was wholly committed, devoted and extremely proud of all five of his children and their various activities. He was equally thrilled to follow Katie’s theatre projects and Maddi’s cheerleading as he was the boy’s sports activities. They were his life!
A visitation will be held at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of The Annunciation in Kearney, Mo., on Saturday, January 20, 2018. A funeral mass will follow at 12:30 p.m., and graveside service following at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kearney, Mo.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Diabetes Foundation or Church of the Annunciation.
Arrangements in care of Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Kearney.
Our Sincere Condolences
My heart felt sympathy. God bless you all.
Our sincere sympathy at this difficult time. May your faith sustain you in the days to come. May your memories bring you peace.
Georgia and Cory Hutchens
I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.
Sue Mautino DeShon
My deepest sympathy to you all! May God give you comfort and understanding during this difficult time.
Sending our deepest sympathies to your family. You could see the pride you had for your children! Sending love and strength to your kids.
So sorry to hear this. Our hearts go out to the family.
Rod & Gail Schrivener
Prayers and comfort to his family! He will be missed by all!!! God speed.
My deepest sympathy for your family. May God wrap his arms around your family and hold you in his almighty strength. God Bless you all.
Love, Michael & Kelley Moffitt and Christine Moffitt Carmack
Thoughts and prayers to the family along with my love.
Brennan Van Dyne! What An Amazing & Good Man And Father 💜✝Taken Too Soon Though The Hurt & Grief Is Overwhelming Its How Great Brennan Was & Gave Love 💗✝ I Believe He Now Has A Place Next To His Beloved Father, Grandfather Dick, Grandmother Kate in Heaven 💜✝ I Wish You Comfort And Help With All God’s Blessings.
Most Sincerely, Matthew Kniest ✝💜
Dear Penny, Sean, Yale, Dylan and family, please accept my sincerest sympathy and prayers upon the death of Brennan. May the Lord hold him in the palm of His hand for all of eternity.
Fondly, Pam McGrath
Our deepest sympathy for Penny and Brennan’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
The Kitchen Family
Brennan was taken way to soon. My heartfelt condolences to all the VanDyne family.
Teresa McGrath Aldrich
I am so sorry for your loss. I have known Brennan since we both started here at Vinsolutions 8 years ago. He was a wonderful person and he will be greatly missed. My prayers are with the family and friends.
Dear Penny and family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. Although it’s been several years since I had seen Brennan I shall always remember his wonderful smile and kindness. May our dear Lord help you find comfort. My deepest sympathy.
Dear Penny and Family,
Upon our return from out of town we heard about your loss.
Please know you are in our hearts and in our deepest thoughts and prayers.
God blessed your family with many gifts… We will remember Brennan for all of his.
May your family’s gift of love and God bring you peace.
We love You all
The Banks — Bob, Christy, Brandon, Christopher….Faye and Cotton
Yale and The Van Dyne family- so sorry for your loss. Sometimes unexpected tragedy hits us. Good people go to soon. Brennan did some stuff. Be proud of that. Thoughts and prayers with your family. Holler #34. Go Blue!
Penny it’s Michael I am so sorry I had no idea about Brennan I never heard anything about that I am so sorry it’s been what 3 years now I’m but I apologize and I just wanted to let you know I don’t even think anybody called you about Mom and Dad so I just wanted to tell you I’m so sorry my heart goes out to you take care.