Thursday, December 24th, 2009
Dorothy A. Brandewie, 80, 2030 Golf View Drive, Celina, died at 4:02 a.m. Dec. 23, 2009, at her residence.
She was born July 5, 1929, in Coldwater, to Jacob and Theresa Gels Kramer. On July 26, 1952, she married Lester Brandewie, who survives.
Other survivors are three sons, David (Holly) Brandewie, Valparaiso, Ind., Richard (Kalyn) Brandewie, Tampa, Fla., Ted (Debbie) Brandewie, Lexington, Ky.; a daughter, Beth (Richard) Weber, Chickasaw; a brother, the Rev. William Kramer, St. Charles; a sister, Rita Gustin, Oakwood; and nine grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Arnold Kramer and his wife, Ruth; and two sisters, Marie and her husband Edward Kennedy and Sister May Ruth Kramer.
She taught piano for over 25 years and was past-president of the University Women's Club of Mercer County and the music Forum Club of the Grand Lake area. She was a founding member of the College Community Arts council and an active volunteer of St. Vincent DePaul. She graduated from Coldwater High School and received her music degree from Sienna Heights College, Adrian, Mich. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina the Alter Rosary Sodality and the Rersurrection Choir.
Funeral Mass is 2 p.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Brenberger officiating. Burial is at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-6 p.m. Saturday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina.
Contributions can be made to the Church Endowment Fund.
Condolences can be left at LHDfuneralhome.com.