We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Wabash Chapel Location
Betty L. Brandenburg, 94, a lifelong resident of Wabash County passed away in Avon, IN on August 18, 2022. She was born November 16, 1927 to Walter and Alice (Overman) Garrison in Wabash County. Betty graduated from Linlawn High School in 1945 and married Frank Brandenburg on October 2, 1948. They became a couple that epitomized love and devotion for more than 60 years. Together through love and hard work they built a life and a home at Walnut Creek Ranch on South Old State Road 15, moving there in 1962. They raised two children and strawberries, raspberries, melons, onions, and sweet corn that they sold to IGA stores and the community at a roadside stand. During that time they both were active members of the Church of Christ at Treaty and led the youth group there for many years.
Betty also worked for a number of years at Hiz, Inc in Wabash and enjoyed the friendships she made there. In 1989 they retired and began a legacy of traveling to North Carolina in the winter and staying on the beach at Oak Island. She enjoyed the sunnier and warmer weather and went for long walks on the beach, collecting shells, and enjoying her favorite meal of fresh fried shrimp. She also spent time with their three grandchildren who lived in Raleigh, NC until those trips ended in 2007. They lived in what they considered a paradise for almost 50 years before Frank passed away after 62 years of marriage in 2011. After Frank’s passing, she continued to be a positive influence in the lives of others despite her loss. In 2016, she moved to Gladstone St in Wabash to be closer to family. For the past year and a half, Betty lived at Independence Village of Avon, IN near her daughter, Cindy.
Betty cared deeply for others and showed great love and compassion for everyone. Her strong faith got her through difficult times and strengthened her compassion for others. Always smiling and with words of encouragement, she was a light in the lives of so many she encountered. Quiet and unassuming, she impacted everyone she met with her positive outlook on life.
Betty is survived by her children, Mrs. Cindy (Steven) Flint of Avon, IN and Rick (Janice) Brandenburg, Raleigh, NC and six grandchildren, Scott, Jill, Josh, Chris, Ashley, and Caleb, five great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister, her husband, as well as her parents.
A Celebration of Betty's Life will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Church of Christ at Treaty 6793 S. 50 E. Wabash, Indiana 46992.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, October 15, 2022, at the church.
McDonald Funeral Homes, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash, Indiana 46992, have been trusted with Betty Brandenburg's final local arrangements.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com