ARLINGTON — Carolyn M. Brandner, 59, of 32695 1700 North Ave Arlington, died peacefully at 3:41 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at home surrounded by family after an extended illness.
Carolyn was born in Spring Valley on Feb. 26,1954, to Marvin and Bernice (Gillan) Schneider. She married Glen “Burr” Brandner at Holy Trinity Church in Cherry on June 29, 1974.
Carolyn worked at Busters Restaurant in Peru followed by 17 years at Red Lobster in Peru. She loved her grandchildren, and enjoyed baking, cooking and shopping. She was past president of Ladd PTO and very active in the Ladd Moose. Carolyn was known for her meals and desserts during the farm season and special events to many. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends. Carolyn was very active with Bureau County Relay For Life with her team, Brandner Broads.
She is survived by her husband, Glen; her mother, Bernice of Cherry; two sons, Joseph (Jenifer) Brandner and Chris (Jennifer) Brandner, both of rural Spring Valley; one daughter by choice, Deanna Fultz of Princeton; six grandchildren; five sisters, Sharon Schneider of Princeton, Diane (Jim) Stangel of Cherry, Marlene (Bill) LaSorella of Ladd, Rhonda Fultz of Mendota and Janet (Chris) Drewel of rural Utica.
She was preceded in death by her father and one sister, Connie Lauer.
A Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Monday in Holy Trinity Church in Cherry with the Rev. Patrick Fixsen officiating. Burial will be in Valley Memorial Park in Spring Valley.
Pallbearers will be Sue Wagner, Debbie Taylor, A.J. Detmers, Craig Wright, Guthrie Helm and Will Linker.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Hurst Funeral Home in LaSalle and at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the church until time of services.
Memorials may be made to Bureau County Relay For Life.