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Father of McAuley Alum Passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on June 12, 2011

Father of :  Deborah Brandenburg Johnston ’65, Lisa Brandenburg Czerwiec ’74, Amy Brandenburg Kajca ’79…


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BRANDENBURG Charles F. Charles F. Brandenburg, 88, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at St. Luke’s Hospital. Charles was born January 4, 1923 in Westville, New Jersey to Charles Francis and Mary Agnes (Ryan) Brandenburg. Charles served our country in the United States Coast Guard during WWII aboard the USS Thenim in the South Pacific. He married Shirley Armstrong on June 26, 1943 in Toledo, Ohio and she preceded him in death on July 15, 1986. Charles worked for the Perrysburg Post Office for 30 years. He was a lifelong member of St. Rose Catholic Church and was a member of the American Legion Post 28. Charles was a master woodworker and was the community handyman for many years. He is survived by his children, Debby Johnston, Scott (Debbie) Brandenburg, Gayle Hunt, Mark Brandenburg, Lisa (Tom) Czerwiec, Brian (Jill) Brandenburg, Amy (Phil) Kajca and Darcy (Doug) Wilhelm; thirteen grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Along with his wife, Shirley, Charles was preceded in death by his son, Drew Brandenburg; parents and sister, Dotzie. A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, June 10, 2011 at 10:15 A.M. at St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 E. Front Street, Perrysburg. Burial will be private. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg (419-874-3133). Memorial contributions may be made to The American Legion Post 28. Condolences may be made to the family online at: 

Published in Toledo Blade on June 9, 2011

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