Information for Alfred L. "Rennie" Branen
30 April, 1914
19 December, 1985
From the Idaho Press Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Services for Alfred L.
"Rennie" Branen, 71, Wilder, who died Thursday, Dec. 19, at a
Caldwell nursing home following an extended illness, were held
today at the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Mr.
Branen's son, Larry Branen, and the Rev. Ray A. Thompson of
the Caldwell Untied Methodist Church officiated.
Interment followed in the Wilder Cemetery.
Mr. Branen was born April 30, 1914, at Wilder, a son of
George and Clara Kincaid Branen. He lived with his
family at Wilder on a homestead and helped his father and
brothers who were farming there. He graduated from
Wilder schools in 1933. He had helped his father
establish one of the first commercial orchards in the Wilder
area and helped deliver fruit in Wilder and the surrounding
areas. He married Mera Graves in September 1938 at
Caldwell. Following their marriage he continued to farm
in the Wilder area. In 1946, they moved to the farm
where they had lived until the present time. He was an
active family man and helped his children with many projects,
He is survived by his wife of Wilder; a son and
daughter-in-law, Larry and Laurel Branen of Moscow; a daughter
and son-in-law, Betty and Ron Rosencrantz of Caldwell; a
brother, George Branen of Middleton; a sister Mary Hampson of
Boise; a sister-in-law, Clara Branen of Homedale; granchildren,
Arick, Greg and Josh Branen, Adam and Wendy Rosencrantz and
Susan Rosencrantz; a great-granddaughter, Amanda Rosencrantz.;
and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother,
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