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Wanda Bradner, age 91, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her immediate family on July 27, 2015.

She was born to Dr. William D. and Pearl (Durham) Wilson on January 26, 1924, in Lamont, Iowa. She graduated from Lamont High School and received her RN degree from St. Luke School of Nursing in Cedar Rapids, IA in 1949. She was subsequently employed as an RN in Cedar Rapids. She met Robert H. Bradner on a blind date. They were married in October, 1949, and moved to Cleveland, Ohio. In 1956, she and her family moved to Toledo, Ohio. She was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and an associate member of Heritage United Methodist Church in Clearwater, FL. For over 25 years, Wanda and her husband had spent a majority of their time in Clearwater.

Wanda's love of children extended well beyond her own family. She volunteered for many years as a room mother, neighborhood nurse and Brownie and Girl Scout troop leader for her three daughters. She also served in the Education Department of Aldersgate Church as teacher, coordinator and superintendent of study for more than 15 years, and subsequently as church historian. Wanda was a dedicated homemaker, loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her hobbies were sewing, gardening and genealogy. She always remembered her many friends and relatives with cards and letters on birthdays and other special occasions.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. William D. and Pearl (Durham) Wilson; daughter, Barbara Pinkelman; brothers, Russell Wilson and Willis Wilson, and sister, Marilyn Cook. She is survived and will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 65 years, Robert H. Bradner; two daughters, Beverly (Dave) Bestpitch, Folsom, CA, and Bonny Gossard, Milford, OH; son, William Bradner, Toledo; grandson, Andy Gossard, Batavia, OH; granddaughter, Kylie Bradner, Northwood, OH, and sister, Rae (Charles) Smith, Spring, TX.

There will be no visitation and services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Wanda's name to the Memorial Fund of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, or the .

Mom, as you always said: "You're loved much more than you know."
Published in The Blade on July 29, 2015
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