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Doris L. Brandenburg, 85, of South Whitley died at 10:58 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at the Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester where she had been a resident since October.
She was born Aug. 22, 1927, in Whitley County, a daughter of the late Clair C. and Georgia Doris (Rubrake) Bishop.
Her formative years were spent in South Whitley. She graduated from South Whitley High School with the Class of 1945.
On March 7, 1947, she was united in marriage to Floyd R. Brandenburg. They made their home in South Whitley. Mr. Brandenburg died Aug. 29, 2009.
She was a full-time homemaker raising their five children. Following her husbandâ€™s retirement, the couple traveled extensively throughout the United States.
Surviving relatives include five children, Thomas W. Brandenburg of Fort Wayne, Judith Hall of Moxee, Wash., Terry L, (Priscilla) Brandenburg of South Whitley, William C. (Elizabeth) Brandenburg of North Manchester and Jeanna (John) Moore of Pierceton; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a brother, Larry (Kay) Bishop of Huntington and a sister, Eunice (Roger) Ware of Indianapolis.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert, Jack, Max and John Bishop and a sister, Clarice Drake.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Smith & Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley. Burial will be in the South Whitley Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to the Cleveland Township Fire Dept.
Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.