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LaVern M Smutzer Brandenburg
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Birth: May 8, 1912
West Point
Lee County
Iowa, USA
Death: Nov. 16, 2002
Peoria County
Illinois, USA

Princeville - LaVern M. Brandenburg, 90, formerly of Princeville, died 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 16, 2002, at St. Joseph's Home, Peoria, where she was a resident.

Born May 8, 1912, in West Point, Iowa, the daughter of John and Margaret Denning Smutzer, she married Arthur William "Jake" Brandenburg on May 1, 1930, in Chillicothe, IL. He died February 5, 1962, in Peoria.

Surviving are 1 daughter, Sharon (and Jerry) Lauber of Princeville, IL; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; and 1 brother , Donald Smutzer of Council Bluffs, IA. Her parents, infant son, Paul Brandenburg, son, Earl Brandenburg, three sisters and five brothers preceded her in death.

She worked at Sutliff & Case and Foster & Gallagher both in Peoria. She later worked as a label sorter for International Paper in Peoria.

She was a member of Royal Neighbors of American and St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church, Princeville, and its Altar & Rosary Society.

Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2002, at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church, Princeville. Monsignor Richard Soseman will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. til 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2002, at Hammitt-Hott Funeral Home, Princeville. Burial will be in St. Mary of the Woods Cemetery, Princeville.

Memorial contributions may be made to her church or Akron/Princeville Ambulance Service. 
Family links: 
  Arthur William Brandenburg (1907 - 1962)*
  Earl W Brandenburg (1934 - 1997)*
  Paul Edward Brandenburg (1936 - 1940)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Mary of the Woods Cemetery
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: One Foot In The Grave
Originally Created by: John Melton
Record added: Dec 16, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32229738
LaVern M <i>Smutzer</i> Brandenburg
Added by: John Melton
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