DORIS L. BRANDENBURG, 85, of South Whitley, died at 10:58 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at the Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester where she had been a resident since October. She was born Aug. 22, 1927 in Whitley County, Ind. a daughter of the late Clair C. and Georgia Doris (Rubrake) Bishop. Her formative years were spent in South Whitley. She graduated from South Whitley High School with the class of 1945. On March 7, 1947 she was united in marriage to Floyd R. Brandenburg. They made their home in South Whitley. Mr. Brandenburg died Aug. 29, 2009. She was a full-time homemaker raising their five children. Following her husband's retirement, the couple traveled extensively throughout the United States. Surviving are her five children, Thomas W. Brandenburg of Fort Wayne, Judith Hall of Moxee, Wash., Terry L. (Priscilla) Brandenburg of South Whitley, William C. (Elizabeth) Brandenburg of North Manchester, and Jeanna (John) Moore of Pierceton; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a brother, Larry (Kay) Bishop of Huntington; and a sister, Eunice (Roger) Ware of Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert, Jack, Max and John Bishop; and a sister, Clarice Drake. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 at Smith & Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the South Whitley Cemetery. Preferred memorials are to the Cleveland Township Fire Dept. Condolences may be sent to smithandsonsfuneralhome.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 28, 2013