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1921 Sigmund 2020

Sigmund Leonard Brenner

September 4, 1921 — September 4, 2020


Sigmund Leonard Brenner

Sig was born in Indianapolis Sept. 4, 1921 and passed away on Sept 4, 2020 his 99th birthday.

He was born to Charles and Lottie (Meyer) Brenner. He graduated from Shortridge High School and served our country during WWII in France and Germany.

Sig worked in the family business, Brenner Luggage, at an early age.  He partnered with his father when he was old enough.  He worked there up until the age of 95!  Sig was a member of the National Luggage Dealers Association and served on the board of directors as well as chairing the Luggage Committee.

Sig met and married the love of his life, Carolyn Gorsey on their 4th date! Sig and Carolyn lived a great life together traveling the world. Anyone who met Sig knew that he was a genuine, kind-hearted man that always tried to see the best in people.  He was always very sociable and enjoyed singing and dancing.  He acted in plays at the Kirshbaum Center in the late 1940’s with the “Kirshbaum Players”, and had the lead in their production of The Philadelphia Story.  Sig was a long time member of the Indianapolis Rotary Club and Broadmoor Country Club where he loved playing golf with the guys on Sundays.

He is survived by his sister, Mildred Perry of Indianapolis, brother-in-law Richard (Ellen) Gorsey of Bedford, MA, son Robert (Joan) Brenner of Indianapolis, and grandsons Ryan Brenner and Dr. Ross (Dr. Nikoleta) Brenner of Austin, TX.  He was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn, daughter Susan Brenner and sister Eunice Patterson

A private burial service was held for family only due to our current world situation.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Congregation Beth-El Zedeck or a charitable organization of the donor’s choice.  The family welcomes anyone who wishes to visit and leave an on-line condolence or to view the graveside funeral.

The Brenner family is deeply grateful for the care given by St Vincent Hospice

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