Joseph Brenkle

Joseph Brenkle was born on Sept. 21, 1927 in Martinez, Calif. He lived on the family ranch with his parents, brother Jack and sister Betty.

After high school, Joe received his congressional appointment to the United States Naval Academy in 1947. He graduated in 1951. He accepted a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.

Upon leaving the Air Force, Joe accepted an engineering position at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to pursue a career in the peaceful exploration of space. He retired from JPL after 28 years of service.

Joe is survived by his wife Jackie and four children, Debbie (deceased), Tom, Kathy and John. He will be remembered as a loving husband, brother, father and grandfather of eight.

In recent years, he focused his passion on preserving the family ranch always emphasizing education and the importance of family, faith and friends.

He will be greatly missed.

One Response to "Obituary"

  1. Kolb Michel   August 1, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Dear family Brenkle, dear relatives,
    I´m writing extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family.
    I was very sad to hear from Father John about Joseph´s passing away.
    My parents had the honor and the pleasureto know your husband, father, grandfather and brother from the time he spent at our place in Riedseltz / France when he was a young man.
    Please accept also the expression of my parents (Edouard and Louise Kolb) deepestsympathy.
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time.
    Sincerely your

    Michel Kolb
    +49 63408561
    Steinfeld Pfalz / Germany

    Edouard and Louise Kolb
    Riedseltz / France

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