Memorial to John Wrenn

From Sylvia Brongo:

November 14, 1949 – February 28, 2011
John Wrenn, died on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at St. Mary?s Hospital in Madison, following an accident. He was born on November 14, 1949, in Millville, NJ. He attended school in Atlanta, GA and in Des Plaines, IL. He attended U.W. Stevens Point and remained a resident of Wisconsin for the rest of his life. John worked for CAP Services in Stevens Point and for Wisconsin Power and Light (Alliant Energy) before he decided to use his artistic abilities to create Raku pottery. His magnificent work was sold at art fairs and in galleries all over the country. He retired from his craft in November of 2010.
John loved art, music, and movies. He enjoyed watching all sports, especially football and boxing. He enjoyed golfing and traveling. John will be most remembered for his amazing sense of humor.
John is survived by Samuel Urquhart, his dear grandson; Laurie Wrenn and Laurie Strommen also survive him. Other survivors include his stepchildren: Scot Urquhart, Kevin Urquhart, and Erin Urquhart; his grandson, Russell Urquhart; and his siblings: Eileen Moroney, Mike (Linda) Wrenn, and Donna Wrenn. John also leaves behind numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, and many close friends. He was preceded in death his parents, Jack and Eleanor Wrenn; his brothers, Larry Wrenn and Phil Wrenn; and by his beloved daughter, Jamie Wrenn.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 3 p.m. at ST. WILLIAM?S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 456 N. Arch St., Janesville, on Sunday, March 13, 2011, with Celebrant, Fr. John Aubry. Friends and relatives may greet the family from 1 until 3 p.m. at the CHURCH until the time of Mass. Mass will be followed by a celebration of John?s life to be held at the Janesville Town Hall, 1628 N. Little Road, Janesville. The SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME, MONROE, WI, is serving the family.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family requests that any donations be made to an education fund for Samuel Urquhart. Checks can be made to Samuel Urquhart fund, c/o D. Wrenn, 1137 Yuba St., Janesville, WI 53545.
Oh Heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains. -?Kahlil Gibran

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