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Dennis Jay Brett

July 17, 1949 ~ December 10, 2020 (age 71)


Dennis Jay (Denny) Brett, 71, of Rising Sun, IN, passed away at 1:10 PM, Thursday, December 10th, 2020 at The Waters of Rising Sun. Denny was born in Madison, IN on July 17, 1949, a son of the late Eva (Sample) and Leland  Brett. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1967. Denny married Janet R. (Cutter) Brett on January 9, 1977. Denny and Janet were married nearly 43 years until his passing. Denny retired from Schenley Distillery in Lawrenceburg, IN. He was a Charter Member of Rising Sun Post 59 Sons of the American Legion. Denny was also a member of the Rising Sun Lions Club and the Rising Sun Church of Christ. Denny enjoyed playing golf and pitching horseshoes. He loved grilling out and just spending time with his family and friends.

Denny is  survived by his wife, Janet Brett, of Rising Sun, IN; by a daughter, Stephanie Brett, of Rising Sun, IN; by a son,Casey Brett, of Rising Sun, IN; by 3 Grandchildren, Sarah Woodall, Elizabeth Jones & Callen Brett; by four brothers, Larry Brett (Penny), of Rising Sun, IN;  Brad Brett (Andrea), of Cincinnati, OH;  Gary Brett (Marcia), of Rising Sun, IN and Steve Brett (Penny), of Rising Sun, IN; and by his sister-in-law, Tammy Brett, of Rising Sun, IN. Denny was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother Dayle Brett.
Funeral services will be 11 AM, Monday, December 14th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN with Brother Don Thomason officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sunday, December 13th at Markland Funeral Home. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun Sons of the American Legion or the Rising Sun Lions Club.

Due to the current situation dealing with COVID-19, we are following the directives from Governor Holcomb and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning large events and mass gatherings. The family deeply appreciates the support and love shown from friends. The health and well being of everyone in our community is of top priority. We are asking everyone who will be in attendance to please remember the social distancing guidelines at all times and the wearing of masks or face coverings will be required. We are limited to 50 at a time inside. Thank you.

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December 13, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Markland Funeral Home
327 North High Street
Rising Sun, IN 47040

Funeral Service
December 14, 2020

11:00 AM
Markland Funeral Home
327 North High Street
Rising Sun, IN 47040


Sons of the American Legion
110 Main Street, Rising Sun IN 47040
Tel: 1-812-438-3688

Rising Sun Lions Club

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