Estella Pauline Brening, 84, La Crosse, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at Rush County Memorial Hospital, La Crosse.

She was born Jan. 13, 1930, in Ellis County to Alex and Pauline (Graf) Munsch.

She married Dean Brening on June 14, 1949, in La Crosse. He preceded her in death Nov. 18, 1987. She was a homemaker, a babysitter and did cleaning at Hadley Motel.

She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, La Crosse.

She enjoyed cooking, board games, hard work and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Survivors include a son, Phillip Brening and wife, Charlotte, Fort Worth, Texas; a daughter, Nita Sellens, Topeka; two sisters, Theresa Basgall and Fritzi Weigand; three grandsons, Matt Sellens, Mike Brening and wife, Camille, and Nick Brening and wife, Heather; and four great-grandchildren, Owen, Olivia, Saylor and Cross Brening.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son and daughter; and numerous brothers and sisters and half-brothers and half-sisters.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601; burial in La Crosse City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

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