Brenda J. Pitzen

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211 N. Kibler Street New Washington OH 44854 5/23/2015 11:00:00

5/18/2015 13:00:00

Brenda J. Pitzen, age 61, of New Washington, Ohio passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Bucyrus Community Hospital. She was born July 13, 1953 in New Washington, Ohio to Herbert and Rosemary (Niedermier) Kraft. She graduated from Buckeye Central High School in 1971. Brenda enjoyed gardening, growing beautiful flowers, vegetables and herbs; sewing of many kinds including quilting, cross stitch and rag rugs; reading and going to flea markets.
She is survived by her husband, Karl A. Pitzen, whom she married October 29, 1977; her father, Herbert Kraft of New Washington; two sisters, Anita (James Light) Kraft of Norwalk; and Lynne (Jake) Schneider of Columbus; three nieces, Avery and Elise Schneider; and Rhiannon Light (Matt Furney). She is also survived by her step-mother, Janice Kraft; and step-brothers, Dave (Suzanne) Stump, Jim (Denise) Stump, Mark (Vickie) Stump and Denny (Shelly) Stump.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Rosemary Kraft; and a brother, Jeff Kraft.
There will be a celebration of Brenda’s life held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at the New Washington American Legion, 211 N. Kibler Street, New Washington, OH 44854. Then friends are invited to stay and join the family for a luncheon at noon. A private burial will be held at the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery in North Auburn, Ohio. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. Secor Funeral Home in New Washington assisted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Tim & Yvonne Kaple - Jun 1, 2015

Our sincere sympathy to all Brenda’s family. We will remember the good times we had as members of the Buckeye Central Class of 1971. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by many. Rest in peace.

Randy Niedermier and Family - May 27, 2015

Chic and family. I am very sorry to here about Brenda. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ron & Kathy Searles - May 22, 2015

To Lynne and her family; We are so sorry at the loss of Brenda. We know how much you will miss her and hope you will take comfort in knowing she will be with you forever in your memories and in your hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time!

Joe Coleman - May 21, 2015

I worked with Brenda for many years at Crane, & value those memories. In addition to being one of the sweetest persons I’ve know, she also had a great sense of humor (sometimes unexpected, which made it that much better) that I will miss.

Chris (Merrill) Steel - May 21, 2015

always the gentle soul…you will be missed, Brenda Holding all family members in Love and Light!
~Chris Steel

Delbert & Beth Hass - May 21, 2015

Brenda was a Wonderful & Always Willing to Participate with our Auxiliary. Prayers & Heartfelt Sympathy to All. Beth & Delbert Hass

CHRIS & FRAN STUMP - May 20, 2015

Chic & Family,
Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss.
Brenda is an awesome person and a dear friend. We had many great times together in the past but to my regret life got in the way and we lost touch in recent years. Brenda was always fun to spend time with. I imagine her having a blast in Heaven right now and we will have fun together again someday.
Deepest Sympathy,
Chris & Fran Stump

Deb and Ron Lutz - May 20, 2015

I wanted you to know how much we appreciated all the time Brenda spent helping our mom, Martha Hipsher. She always treated Mom with kindness and understanding. Brenda will be greatly missed by many.

mary morris mcpeek - May 20, 2015

So sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing, remember her from ITT days, she was a wonderful person, all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Martha Wolfgang - May 20, 2015

I worked with Brenda at Crane Plumbing for many years and reconnected with her at Dr. Dewald’s. She was a wonderful, caring person and will be greatly missed and loved as well. My deepest sympathies to all of the family.

Katherine Merrill - May 20, 2015

Brenda was such a bright light in this world and she will continue to shine in our hearts. My deepest condolences to Brenda’s family at this sad time.

Jake & Helen Schneider - May 20, 2015

We are so sorry for your loss. Brenda fought the good fight for a long time. Her courage is an inspiration to all of us. Her whole family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace.

Joe Strausbaugh - May 19, 2015

Deepest sympathy to Brenda’s family

Beth Kraft Agler - May 19, 2015

Brenda always had a positive attitude no matter what. What a reunion she will have with our family members who have gone on to the next life. You will be missed Brenda!

Judy lust - May 18, 2015

Brenda was one of the sweetest persons that I ever knew. She fought a hard fight, never heard her complain and always had a big smile on her face. I can only imagine the party in heaven with her family . . . Love and Peace my friend!

Marlene Johnson - May 18, 2015

My condolences to the family of Brenda Pitzen. I went to school with Jeff and I know this is a hard time losing another family member.

Charlene and David Zaebst - May 18, 2015

Our condolences to Brenda’s family. She was such a sweet person and we enjoyed many talks. She will be greatly missed.

Jeanette Ludin Brown - May 18, 2015

To Brenda’s family
I am sorry to read that Brenda passed away. She gave it her best and I am sure it has been a rough journey for not only her but her family. You are in my prayers and with memories of Brenda
Jeanette Brown