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“Sorry to hear about the passing of Brenda. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Shelly Beebe - Bolivar, MO

“Sorry for your loss keeping you guys in my thoughts ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Jeff Trego - New Bremen, OH

“Scott and all the family, I am so sorry for your loss. May the peace of Christ bring you comfort. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Marilyn Sommer - New Bremen, OH

“So sorry for your loss Scott, Brett and Ben. We all had fun at the New Bremen Bowling Alley. Brenda will be missed. I pray that Father will help ease...Read More ยป
4 of 4 | Posted by: Deb Henning - Saint Marys, OH

age 46, of New Bremen, died on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 7:15 P.M at the St. Rita's Medical Center of Lima. She was born on June 21, 1971 in St. Marys, the daughter of Dean and Ruth (Sampson) Wale who survive in St. Marys. On March 27, 1993 she married Scott Howell, and he survives in New Bremen. Also surviving are her sons Brett (Amy) Howell of Decatur, IN, and Ben (Nashia Zizelman) Howell of New Bremen, her three grandchildren, Emma, Ethan, and Evan, her brother Brian Wale of St. Marys, her grandmother Mary Wale of St. Marys, and her father-in-law and mother-in-law Don and Janice Howell of New Bremen.

Brenda was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, and was a graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School. She was the manager of Pizza Hut in New Bremen for 17 years, and worked at several factories in the area in the last few years. She was formerly involved with bowling and volleyball leagues, and enjoyed playing cards with her family and friends. She liked to spend time watching movies and going Black Friday shopping. She enjoyed spending time with Scott attending demolition derbies, and was even known to take part herself. Family was her life. She loved to spend time with her family, and her grandchildren were her pride and joy.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, with Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Interment will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery of New Bremen. Calling Hours will be held on Monday, September 18, 2017 from 4:00 until 8:00 PM at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, and one hour prior to the services at the church on Tuesday. Memorial Contributions can be directed to the family. Condolences to the Howell family can be left online at