Bret Green, 59, of Grand Meadow

Bret Green

Bret Richard Green, 59, of Grand Meadow, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at his home.

He was born on Feb. 17, 1959, in Rochester to Janice and Alan Green.

He attended John Marshall High School.

In his early years, he landscaped at Nature’s Way for ten years. He then was a long haul truck driver, who, for the last 15 years, drove for Irlbeck Grain out of Grand Meadow.

He married Brenda O’Flaherty on April 28, 1990, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake City.

They made their home in Rochester until February 1996, when they moved to Grand Meadow.

Family was most important to him. He was a soft-spoken, gentle man. He enjoyed spending time at home, fishing and going on vacations. He was a DIY carpenter, and through the years, he tackled many home improvement projects.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Brenda; a daughter, Jessica (Logan) Zenker of Rochester; sons, Tyler and Trever of Grand Meadow; grandchildren, Austin and Maddison; brothers, Bruce (Lisa) of Rochester and Brad of Rochester and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Brian and sister-in-law, Karry.

A funeral service for him was held on Sunday, Sept. 23, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Ann Siverling officiating. Burial followed in Grand Meadow Cemetery.

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