Paul A. Brandewie (1933 - 2017)

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Lima — Paul A. Brandewie, Age 84, of Apache Drive, Sidney, after suffering a brief illness, passed away with all of his quiet strength, Thursday afternoon, June 15, 2017, at St. Rita's Medical Center Hospice in Lima, Ohio.

He was born March 9, 1933, in Fort Loramie, Ohio, to the late Lawrence and Lietta (Bensman) Brandewie. His step mother, Lucile (Eck) Bornhorst Brandewie is also deceased.

On Oct. 28, 1953, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, Paul married Rose Marie (Goffena) Brandewie, who preceded him in death on Jan. 12, 2011.

Surviving are four children, Curtis P. Brandewie, of Troy, Lietta J. Brandewie, of Cincinnati, Lori A. Brandewie, of Sidney, Ann M. and Robert Darner, of Sidney, and Michael A. Brandewie (deceased); eight grandchildren, Isaac, Rachel, Erika, Nick, Ben, Jerrod, Cole, and Blaze; great-granddaughter, Alivia, and an anticipated great-grandson, Ben Jr.; siblings, Lester Brandewie of Celina, Joan and Paul Maurer, of Fort Loramie, and step brother, Jim and Carol Bornhorst, of Fort Loramie; sisters and brothers-in-law, Frances Gariety, of Piqua, Joyce Hilgefort, of Minster, and Margaret Francis, of Cocoa Beach, Florida. He was preceded in death by siblings, Joe and Ginny Brandewie, Walt and Jean Brandewie-Imwalle, Maurice and Arlene Brandewie, Dorothy "Dot" Brandewie, Delores and Wilbur Shotz.

Paul was a 1951 Graduate of Fort Loramie High School. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and had been an airplane mechanic in the 8178th Army Transportation Unit. Mr. Brandewie was retired from Stolle Precision Tool where he had been a tool and die maker. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, a lifetime member of the Sidney American Legion Post 217. Paul was an avid fan of NASCAR and the Bengals. He also enjoyed tinkering, shuffle-boarding, cards, fishing, hunting and camping.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 19, 2017, at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Newport, with the Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Interment will follow at the church cemetery with military honors by the Sidney American Legion. Friends may call Sunday 3 to 7 p.m. and Monday 9 to 1 a.m. at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie.

Memorials may be made to St. Rita's Medical Center Hospice or the Sidney Senior Citizens. Private condolences may be expressed at

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Fort Loramie, OH 45845
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Published in Sidney Daily News from June 16 to June 17, 2017