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Donna Brandenburg

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Donna F. Brandenburg age 89 of Fredericksburg, IA, died Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center - New Hampton. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 20, 2017, at the Hugeback - Johnson Funeral Home in Fredericksburg with Titus Lehman, Dennis Hause and Melissa Chardeen presiding. Helen Kellogg will be the organist accompanying the congregation in song. Interment will be in Taylorsville Cemetery, rural Arlington, Iowa with pallbearers LaVerne Hammond, LaVerne Hammond Jr, Bill Brandenburg, Mike Brandenburg, Paul Brandenburg and Neil Brandenburg. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Haynes, Roger Oltman, Robert Meester and Robert Brown. Friends may greet the family 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Sunday, February 19, 2017, at the Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home in Fredericksburg. Visitation will continue an hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Monday. (563) 237-6212 Donna Faye Brandenburg was born April 2, 1927, in Waterloo, Iowa the daughter of William and Miriam (Park) Perry. She was a 1944 graduate of the East Waterloo High School. After high school, Donna was married to Harold A. McChesney and to this union two daughters and a son were born; Judy, Jimmy and JoAnn. The couple later divorced. In 1956, she was united in marriage to Finis Edgar Brandenburg. To this union three sons were born; Michael, Paul and Neil. The family led a very active life with fond memories of ping-pong games and picnics with family and friends. Donna was an avid volunteer and helped at Country View, cancer drives and polio drives. She had a passion for scrapbooking, jigsaw puzzles and the game Scrabble. She enjoyed a long life focused on faith, family and friends. She will be dearly missed. Donna is survived by two daughters, Judy (Larry) Haynes of Manchester,IA, Jo Ann (LaVerne) Hammond of Fredericksburg, IA; three sons, Michael (Georgann) Brandenburg of San Diego, CA, Paul (Patti) Brandenburg, Neil (Sylvia Wilke) Brandenburg both of Fredericksburg, IA; four step-children, Cheryl Kramer of Cedar Rapids, IA, Barbara (Roger) Oltman of Cedar Falls, IA, William (Judith) Brandenburg of Evansdale, IA and Georgiann (Robert) Meester of Grundy Center, IA; one step daughter-in-law, Shirley Brandenburg of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; many step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildtren and step-great-great grandchildren who were all welcome into her home. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Finis in 1983; son, Jimmy Brandenburg; step-son, Richard Brandenburg; one brother, Delbert Perry; one sister, Patricia Harvey.

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  1. Paul, we are sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. It sounds like you have your mother’s quick wit. Dale and Laura Schmitz

  2. Paul and Patty, We are sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. We send you our deepest sympathy. Pat and Trish Neuroth

  3. May memories comfort you, friends sustain you, and hope guide your way to brighter tomorrow. With Deepest Sympathy to All of Donna.s family.

  4. To the entire family, We are so sorry to hear about your Mother. She was such a bubbly person always quick to crack something funny. Dave and I won’t be able to be there for visitation or funeral but just know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers. We will see you when we get home JoAnn. Love you, Dave and Sandy Jaschen

  5. Our thoughts and sympathy to the entire family. Losing a parent at any age isn’t easy. Hold your memories close to your hearts and minds.

  6. We send our sincere sympathy to Donna’s family. No matter our age it is always so hard to lose your ‘Mom’. Donna was dear to us as she was able to help us care for my mother, Myrna on occasion. So we were privileged during that time to get to get to know & become friends with her. She always had a generous heart & spirit & would send poems & verses that spoke to your heart or what was going in your life at that time! We will certainly miss her but know she is enjoying heaven! Love & prayers Dr. Richard & Brita Reams

  7. To the Family of Donna, Donna was a SPECIAL lady!!! I hardly remember the time when I didn’t know Donna. She loved life and all those about her. Our families shared some rough times and happy times together. Her love and care for others was invigorating. The random phone calls were cherished. We also remember with fondness the time Donna was passing through OKC and called to say she was in a motel just a few miles from us, we went to meet her and have a visit. Each time we pass that motel we remember her special ways. She will be missed. We’ll be with you in thought and prayer. Our love and care to all of you in your loss. Doug and Gloria Kellogg

  8. Sympathy and prayers to all the Brandenburg family in the loss of someone so dear. I (Mary Lou) will never forget Donna as she helped care for my first husband’s father Hank when he was ailing. Know that we are thinking of you all. In prayer, Mary Lou (Schmidt) and Tom Benson

  9. Sincere sympathy to the family. Donna was kind and loving. She had a wonderful sense of humor. And she played a good game of ping pong too. Donna loved the Lord and all his ways, his people and His servants. We will miss her.

  10. I am very sorry for the loss of your mother. Donna was a classmate and friend of my mom’s, Peggy Ham. I was fortunate enough to get acquainted with Donna shortly before my mom’s passing 3 years ago. She was a delightful, spirited lady and I am so happy that we were able to have many great conversations of her younger years with my mom and to hear about her life and her family that she loved so much. I will miss her. I’m sure her and Peggy are sharing their stories together 🙂 Sue Martin


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