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Emily N. Burnell
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  • Auglaize Industries
    330 W. Boesel Ave.
    New Bremen, OH 45869

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“So sorry for your loss, she was a sweet young lady. I used to help take care of her in the group home years ago. Prayers for the family ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Lynn Koontz - Lima, OH

“Hugs and PrayersJim and Gayle Nagel ”
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“Our sympathy and prayers are with you. God bless you. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Alice & Duane Hartwig - OH

“Extending sympathy to all the family for your recent loss of Emily. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Dick and Linda Anderson ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Dick and Linda Anderson - OH

“I am so sorry for your loss.May the God of all comfort be with your family during this difficult time. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: S. R.

“Our thoughts and prayers to all the Burnell family on Emilt's passing ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Jon and Peg Annen - St Charles, MO

“A lovely remembrance. I am so sorry. Thinking of you. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Samantha Fryberger

“Jill and I were so very saddened to read of Emily's passing. We remember well her birth, and also how much she was loved by her family. Our thoughts...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Fred Fryberger - Vermilion, OH

“Denny and Family,Thinking of you during this hard time.Monty and Liz ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Elizabeth McDermitt - GA - Friend

“Dennis and family, please accept our deepest sympathy of the loss of your dear Emily. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Wayne and Kathy Gruebmeyer

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of New Bremen, died at 4:31 A.M. on February 26, 2018 at the Auglaize County Group Home, in Wapakoneta, following a brief illness. She was born on April 4, 1982 to the late Alice (Harlow) Burnell who died on September 13, 2005, and Dennis Burnell who survives in New Bremen, along with his wife Susan (Annen – Ritter) Burnell. Also surviving are Emily's siblings Molly (Jay) Schwartz of St. Henry, Nathan (Sarah) Burnell of Charleston, SC, and Amy (Tom) Wilker of New Bremen, her nephew and nieces; JJ Schwartz, Allison, Grace, Lilly, Libby, and Lexi Wilker.

Emily attended the ABC Center in New Bremen since she was two years old. As she grew older, she began spending time at Auglaize Industries, where she enjoyed the camaraderie of her fellow peers for nearly 20 years. She played baseball with the Little Sluggers Baseball Team, and enjoyed the OSU Buckeyes. She loved music, she enjoyed the various outings with Auglaize Industries, taking pontoon rides on the lake, and spending time with her nephew and nieces. She was known for her sweet tooth, especially her love of ice cream.

Memorial Services will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at the St. Peter's Church in New Bremen with Pastor Steve Bloomfield and Pastor Ed Rinehart officiating. Inurnment will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery of New Bremen. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018, from 2:00 until 6:00 P.M. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, and one hour prior to the services on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Emily can be made to Auglaize Industries. The Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen has been entrusted with the arrangements, and condolences to the Burnell family can be left online at