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Brenda Sue Hartman, 74, Goshen, died Sunday, Oct. 1, at her home after a four-year battle with pulmonary fibrosis.
She was born Sept. 12, 1943, in Goshen, to Adrian and Martha (Zentz) Warstler. Brenda lived most of her life in Goshen and was a 1961 graduate of Goshen High School.
On June 12, 1976, she married Max Eugene Hartman in Roseland.
She was a member of Plymouth United Church of Christ, Goshen, and worked most of her life at Goshen Stamping, retiring in 2003.
Brenda enjoyed the 33 states she and Max visited on their Honda Goldwing motorcycle. She also enjoyed camping, Notre Dame basketball and football and watching NASCAR.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Max; two sons, Randy Newman, North Liberty, and Kelly (Britt) Newman, Goshen; two daughters, Tammy (Shawn) Looney and Cynthia Palmer, both of Elkhart; two stepchildren, Glenda G. (Carlos) Hall, Grapevine, Texas, and Shawn E. Hartman, Tennessee; two brothers, Larry (Pat) Warstler, Goshen, and Roger (Cindy) Warstler, Burket; stepmother, Marilyn Warstler, Goshen; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by parents and two brothers, Jeff and Bryan Warstler. Friends may call Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, where a funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday. Pastor Linda Sue Hewitt will officiate.
Burial will follow at Olive West Cemetery, Elkhart.
Memorial gifts may be directed to Plymouth United Church of Christ, Goshen.
Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 2, 2017
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