Brent Aaron Ireland, age 40, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019.
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He was born on October 3, 1978 in Tooele, Utah, the son of Timothy and Sharon (Rebentisch) Ireland. He was married on September 26, 1998 in Salem, Mo. to Amie Rictor who survives at the home.
In his younger years, Brent was a boy scout and enjoyed camping in the high Uinta Mountains of Utah. He loved soccer, swimming, basketball, chess and at this time started to foster his lifelong love of reading. His family later moved to the central Missouri area and he graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1997.
Brent worked several different jobs in Jefferson City. He was most recently employed with Missouri MENTOR where he gave social and professional support to individuals with developmental disabilities.
Brent was passionate about lifting weights and also worked out with his children. He was a tropical fish enthusiast and had several aquariums in the home. In his down time, he could often be found in front of an aquarium relaxing in the serenity that he found there. Brent had a razor-sharp mind and was an avid reader with a photographic memory. He had acquired a wealth of knowledge on many various topics and was always anxious to share this knowledge for the benefit of his family. Brent enjoyed playing games with his family and loved taking walks with his wife. He loved football and was a huge Chiefs fan, enjoying many games with his mother. Brent’s fondest memories all included being with his family who will miss him dearly.
Survivors include: his wife, Amie Ireland; his children, Clayton, Paige, Carson and Madison Ireland; his parents, Tim and Sharon Ireland of Jefferson City, Mo.; his siblings, Eve Keil (Phillip) of Blue Springs, Mo., Seann Ireland of Jefferson City, Mo., and Marah Ireland of Raymore, Mo.; his mother-in-law, Carolyn Rictor of Salem, Mo.; several aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Brent was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Donald and Evelyn Ireland; his maternal grandparents; Hamilton and Ruth Rebentisch; and his father-in-law, Herbert Rictor.
Visitation for Brent will be held at Freeman Mortuary from 3:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday, August 24. 2019.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019 in the Freeman Chapel with Craig Jacobs officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at Riverview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Ireland Children Educational Fund.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.