Loretta V. Brendlinger

Loretta V. Brendlinger, 72, of South Buffalo Twp., PA, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2007, while in the company of family members at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Harrison Twp., PA.

Loretta was born in Wasta, SD, on July 19, 1935, the daughter of Reinhold and Rose (Helms) Denke.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Freeport and a homemaker. Loretta was a member of the Kittanning VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Altar Guild at her church. She enjoyed quilting, knitting and traveling.

She was the wife of Roy T. Brendlinger, whom she had been married to for the past 53 years.

She is survived by her two daughters, Rose (Briant) Knechtel of Fuquay Varina, NC, and Corina (Timothy) Trainer of Bethesda, MD; her three sons, Arthur R. (Beth) Brendlinger of Worthington, PA, Shawn (Amanda) Brendlinger of Fairview, PA, and Kurt (Jessica) Brendlinger of Freeport, PA; five grandchildren, Lauren Mitnik of Penn Hills, Brian Launcker who is serving his country in Iraq, Jason and Mark Brendlinger of Worthington and Joshua Knechtel. Loretta is also survived by two sisters, Gailya Logan of Philip, SD, and Cerella Overgard of Riverton, WY; and three brothers, Donald Denke, Pavillian, WY, Marvin Denke of Philip, and Byron Denke of Quinn, SD.

She was preceded in death by five brothers.

Funeral services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeport with the Rev. James F. Neal officiating. Burial sas at State Lick Cemetery in Freeport, PA.