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Brenda Lynne Pawlinski

Brenda Lynne (Rathbun) Pawlinski, age 54, passed away peacefully with her family at her bedside, Wednesday evening, February 15, 2017, following a courageous six month battle with cancer. She was born January 13, 1963 in Toledo, Ohio to Elwood E. and Betty M. (Rupp) Rathbun. Brenda was a 1981 graduate of Swanton High School and married Douglas Pawlinski on December 31, 1982. He preceded her in death in 2000.

Brenda worked as an administrative assistant with Marshall Kloene Orthopedics in Maumee. She was a member of Swanton American Legion Post 479 Ladies Auxiliary and attended The Swanton Alliance Church. She loved fishing, making crafts and camping. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family; especially her grandchildren.

Brenda will be greatly missed by her mother, Betty; children, Miha (Steve) Donnelly, Daniel (Amanda) Pawlinski and Kristin (James) Anderson; 8 grandchildren; brother, Bob (Pam) Rathbun and Paul Rathbun; sister, Glynis (Jay) Hester; as well as several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Besides her husband, Douglas, Brenda was preceded in death by her father, Elwood.

Family and friends may visit Sunday, February 19th from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton (419.826.2631). Funeral services will be held Monday, February 20th at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Curt Bowman officiating. Burial will be private.

Memorial Contributions may be made to The Swanton Alliance Church or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

Visitation: Sunday, February 19th from 3 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton

Funeral Service: Monday, February 20th at 11:00 am in the Funeral Home

Interment: Private

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Paul, very sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. May God be with you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Mike Schmidt Feb 19 2017 12:00 AM

Miha, may the many happy memories of your mother carry you through this time and bring you joy.

Autumn Adams Feb 18 2017 12:00 AM

Betty,Paul.Glynis and family. So sorry to hear of Brenda passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this dificult time.

Helen McCauley Feb 18 2017 12:00 AM

Amanda ,Dan and family very sorry for your great loss . Sending love and prayers your way . The Dunns

Elizabeth Dunn Feb 17 2017 12:00 AM

Glynis and Danica thinking of you at this difficult time. Prayers of peace and comfort are being sent your way. Love, Jim and Tammi Erdman

Jim and Tammi Erdman Feb 17 2017 12:00 AM

Prayers are sent for Brenda's family, I'm so very sorry for the lost of Brenda, My prayers go out to all of you.

Anita Daniels Feb 17 2017 12:00 AM

May God's merciful hand reach down and comfort your broken heart and may only the most joyful, happiest, and loving memories of Brenda assist you in this time of pain. Remember that though she is not on earth in body, the life's she has touched will live on in all of us

Lee Lawrence Feb 17 2017 12:00 AM

Brenda is gonna be missed by so many family and friends. She was a beautiful daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. Her smile could light up a room. She was a true friend to many and i will cherish the memories of her. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family members. She was truely a blessing to know and call my friend. Until we see each other again....Diana

Diana Wiseman Feb 17 2017 12:00 AM


BARBARA VANDUZEN Feb 16 2017 12:00 AM

Brenda will be missed at many levels, she was smart, pretty and a great Mother , Daughter, Wife,Sister, and definatly. one of the best friends I've ever had. Prayers to her family. See ya later Brenda..... Gail Blair.

gail blair Feb 16 2017 12:00 AM

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