Serla Brandel

Serla Brandel

February 10, 1954 June 12, 2019

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Obituary for Serla K. Brandel (Brandel)

EAST LIVERPOOL, OHIO – Serla K. Brandel, 65, of East Liverpool passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at her home.

Serla was born in East Liverpool on February 10, 1954 a daughter of the late Maitland and Erla (Owen) Brandel. She was a graduate of Beaver Local High School class of 1972. Serla worked for over 40 years for W.C. Bunting as a plant manager. She was Christian by faith. Serla attended and was involved with many activities at Longs Run Trinity Presbyterian Church including the food bank. She was also very supportive of the building of the new addition at the church. She also helped many the youth in her life helping them with their fundraisers.

Serla was an avid Green Bay Packer and Ohio State fan. She also was very supportive of her many family members that attend college. Serla was an avid collector of snowmen of all types.

Serla was preceded in death by an infant brother Ray Brandel.

Left to cherish her memory are her brother Richard Brandel and his wife Sondra of East Liverpool; niece Angel Lynn Vander Ploeg and her husband Gary of Daytona Beach, FL; great niece Kaylee Sue Vander Ploeg of Port Orange, FL; great nephew Michael R. Vander Ploeg of Port Orange, FL; great great nephew Allen Robert Vander Ploeg of Daytona Beach, FL and cousins Rebecca Ice and her husband Stanley of East Liverpool, Jenny Sandreth and her husband Chad of East Liverpool, Katelyn Sandreth of East Liverpool, Carrie Tice and her husband Kevin of East Liverpool, Dutch Wright and his wife Hilary of East Liverpool, Bradley Wright of East Liverpool, Jamie Wright and his wife Barb of East Liverpool, Michael Wright and his wife Crystal of East Liverpool, Vanessa Messenger and her husband Mike of East Liverpool, Carol Miller of Negley, Kim Young and her husband Jim of Negley, Jaelynn Young of Negley and Trent Young of Negley.

Friends may visit Monday afternoon and evening at the Dawson Funeral Home where the family will be present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Rev. Dr. Timothy Bauler of Longs Run Trinity Presbyterian Church will conduct a funeral service Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery.

Following the service, friends and family will gather at the Longs Run Trinity Presbyterian Church for fellowship.

Memorial donations may be directed to Longs Run Trinity Presbyterian Church Food Bank, 15851 Longs Church Road, East Liverpool, OH 43920.

To send flowers to the family of Serla K. Brandel (Brandel), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, June 17th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dawson Funeral Home
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio
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    Monday, June 17th, 2019
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Monday, June 17th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Dawson Funeral Home
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio
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    Monday, June 17th, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Dawson Funeral Home
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio
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    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
    Pastor Tim Bauler
  • Interment

    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Riverview Cemetery
    2026 St. Clair Avenue
    East Liverpool, Ohio
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    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
  • Reception

    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 |
    Longs Run Trinity Presbyterian Church
    Address Not Available
    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

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Trudy (Cornell) McKinnon

I just seen of Serla’s passing. She was a neighborhood friend to so many. We rode the bus together and spent many days at each other’s home. I loved her mom and dad. We had so much fun together laughing and just playing day and night. I was shocked to see of her passing she will surely be missed. I am one of the Cornell girls, we lived across the street, Calcutta Smithsferry. . I certainly would have been there to say goodbye to a dear childhood friend in which I have so many memories. She had a heart of gold and loved the Lord. I know she is in a better place. See you again some day my friend. Love and prayers to all her family.
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Our family is so sorry for your loss.
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Debbie Walton

I am so sorry for her family. Serla was a great person and she will be missed 💔😢
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Donna Baker Allen

I was shocked and saddened to learn of my Cousin's sudden death yesterday. Makes my heart break. I'm not sure that I've ever met anyone with a happier attitude in my lifetime (unless it's my other cousins Rhonda Brant, or Evan McDaniel). We always said that we truly believed you could smack any one of them in the face, and they'd still be smiling. Of course I certainly would not want to test that theory :-) Even when we were kids she ALWAYS had a smile on her face and always had the biggest laugh. Even last week when I talked to her on the phone she was laughing. As a kid I always really looked forward to our week long visits in Ohio with her and the family. I must say there was never a dull moment around her. Lots of memories come flooding back when I think of her as well as my other cousins too. I have the best cousins in the world!!! Makes me want to re-live my childhood all over again. Serla, myself, and Lola Ratterman were all the same age, so losing her has really struck a chord with me. I could've very easily been the first one to leave this world, but I know that God wanted to see her first, and I'm certain that she has all the angels laughing by now. She was truly a golden ray of sunshine that brightened this world and she will be missed. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with Richard and the rest of the family. Love you.
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