Sandra Sue Brennan (February 2, 2016)

January 14, 1951 ~ February 2, 2016

Saturday, February 6, 2016
2:00-8:00 PM
Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home
Harlan, IA
(get directions)
The family will be present to greet friends from 4:00-7:00 PM at the Funeral Home.


1 Daughter – Jennifer Brennan of Harlan, IA
1 Sister – Janis Grote of Harlan, IA
Nieces & Nephews
Other Friends & Relatives

Sandra Sue Brennan, the daughter of Kenneth LeRoy Sorensen and Alberta LaVon (Schneider) Sorensen, was born on January 14, 1951, in Harlan, Iowa. Following graduation from Harlan High School in 1969, Sandra attended Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She then moved to Blair, Nebraska, where she lived until 1998. During this time, Sandra worked in the claims department at Mutual of Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska.

Following her daughter, Jennifer’s, graduation from high school, Sandra and Jennifer made their home in Harlan, Iowa. Sandra was employed at CDS until her retirement in January 2016.

Sandra occasionally attended services at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Harlan. She enjoyed playing Bingo, as well as cooking for herself and Jennifer. Sandra loved spending time with her family, her cat, Ellie, and granddog, Stormie. She also followed NASCAR racing, and was a fan of Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Sandra S. Brennan died on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at the Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, having reached the age of 65 years and 19 days.

Sandra was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Brennan of Harlan, Iowa; one sister, Janis Grote of Harlan, Iowa; nieces and nephews; and other friends and relatives.

A visitation was held on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at

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5 Responses to Sandra Sue Brennan (February 2, 2016)

  1. nancy palmer says:

    I was completely devastated when I heard this news. I know Sandy hasn’t been well but I also know she was looking forward to her retirement. Janis is one of my best friends and I can only imagine how hard this is for her. My thoughts and prayers are with Janis and Jennifer.

  2. Mary Jane (brennan) Hendricks says:

    O my gosh I just heard about Sandy. I just talked to her on January 28 after 20 plus years. She was my sister in law many moons ago. We had such a nice conversation. Sandy and my sister in law Cecilia were friends over 40 years ago. They each married 2 of my brothers. I had called Sandy to let her know that my brother Pat(married to Cecelia)had died. I knew she would want to know. I am so glad I picked up that phone to call her that day. My prayers and thoughts to Jennifer and Janis. I know how hard this is for you.

  3. Dolly Burgin says:

    So sorry Jennifer and Janis. I’ll keep you in my prayers.

  4. Jeff and Randi McEvoy says:

    May the memories held deep within your heart, help to soothe you. You’re in my prayers. With deepest sympathy, – Jeff & Randi

  5. Ruth Monahan says:

    so sorry Jenn and Janis. She will be missed .

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