Madonna Anna Brenner, age 95, of Stryker, Ohio, passed away August 7, 2020, at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a chiropractic assistant at the Williams Clinic.
Madonna was born on March 8, 1925 in Defiance County, born to the late Edward and Irene (Batt) Schindler. She was a Ney Graduate of 1943. On June 5, 1946, she married Lawrence “Larry” Brenner, who preceded her in death in 2017. Madonna was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Bryan, Ohio. She was a former member of the Stryker Gardening Club, and loved flowers of all shapes, sizes, and colors. She was known for her black raspberries and sharing them. She was also known for her redbud trees and sharing new saplings.
Surviving Madonna is her daughter, Linda (Raymond) Hertel of Antwerp; daughter, Mary (James) Burns of Maumee; grandchildren, Troy Everhart, Chad (Debra) Everhart, Catherine Burns , Sean Burns, Marybeth Burns, and Maggie Burns. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Jaden Everhart, Gavin Everhart, and Carson Everhart; sisters, Marybelle Timbrook, Janice Neiling, and Jean Ewers; brother, Cletus Schindler; and sister-in-law, Patsy Schindler. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Larry; son, William “Bill” Brenner; sister, Bernadette Sheets; brothers, Richard, Francis, and Robert Schindler; and infant sister, Armella.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, all services will be private. A funeral mass will be offered at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Bryan with Fr. Andrew Wellmann officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center or St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Madonna’s memory. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com. Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker, Ohio has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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