Virginia Brandewie

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FORT LORAMIE — Virginia M. Brandewie, age 85, formerly of Brandewie Road, Fort Loramie, Ohio, died at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2014, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster.

She was born Feb. 23, 1929, in Shelby County to Frank and Josephine (Riethman) Schafer who preceded her in death. She married Joseph G. Brandewie on July 16, 1949, in Fort Loramie, Ohio, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 2012.

She is survived by children, Sandra Pitts, Sidney, Ohio, Diane and Jim Ernst, Bellbrook, Ohio, Nancy Ernst, Fort Loramie, Ohio, John and Karen Brandewie, Fort Loramie, Joe B. and Mary Brandewie, Fort Loramie, Ohio, and Jerry and Stacey Brandewie, Fort Loramie, Ohio, and preceded by two sons, Lawrence Joseph and James. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren and one deceased grandchild, Tony Ernst; 21 great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Buehler, McCartyville, Ohio; sisters–in-law, Marty Schafer and Esther Shafer; brother-in-law, Jack Siler; in-laws, Lester Brandewie, Celina, Ohio, Joan and Paul Maurer, Fort Loramie, Ohio, Paul Brandewie, Sidney, Ohio; stepbrother, Jim and Carol Bornhorst, Fort Loramie, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Emma Grilliot, Madella Goldschmidt, Irene Monnin, Elmer Schafer, Clara Harris, infant Alvina Schafer, Bernard Schafer, Joseph Schafer, Jerome Schafer and Velma Siler.

She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Anne Rosary Altar Sodality. She was a graduate of Fort Loramie High School and played saxophone in the band. She was a secretary at Minster Machine, worked at Heritage Manor Nursing Center and Trails Restaurant, Fort Loramie, Ohio. She loved bowling, cards, cooking, baking and spending time with her grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 Friday, May 23, 2014, at St. Michael Catholic Church with the Rev. Steven Shoup celebrant. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday May 22, and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday, May 23. Burial will take place in St. Michael Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to State of the Heart Hospice.

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Hogenkamp Sons, Inc.
Minster, OH 45865-1233
(419) 628-2341
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Published in Sidney Daily News from May 21 to May 22, 2014