Linda (Nye) Branwell
Linda (Nye) Branwell, 66, of Fostoria, passed away peacefully at 1:20 pm Thursday June 22, 2017 in Port Clinton, Ohio at her cottage, with her family by her side.
She was born December 19, 1950 in Gottingen, Germany. Surviving are her husband, Alan Branwell; son, Jason Branwell of Indianapolis, IN; daughter, Tisha (Josh) Travis of Auburn, IN; granddaughter, Savannah Bailey; and grandson, Kane Travis. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Helen (Podach) Nye, along with her twin brother, Larry Nye.
Linda and Larry were orphans in Germany before being adopted by Helen and Lester. Linda grew up in Fostoria, OH where she was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and School. Linda was a 1969 graduate of St. Wendelin High School and attended Baldwin Wallace College in Ohio. Linda and Alan met in Washington DC in 1971. They were in the same car pool while both worked for the FBI. They were married August 18, 1973 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church. The family moved to Angola, IN from Fostoria in August, 1986 as a result of Alan’s job transfer. Linda wore many hats in Angola, spending time as a homemaker, teacher, Director of Project Help, and Family Counselor at Northeastern Center. She also spent much of her time volunteering as a devout and active member of St. Anthony Catholic Church. She earned a Bachelor of Science at Tri-State University in Angola in 1994 and earned her Masters of Social Work at IUSB in South Bend, IN in 2007. With a desire to return to her roots, she split time between Angola and NW Ohio beginning in 2012. She went on to start her own business as the owner of Espero Wellness and Counseling Center in Findlay, OH in addition to becoming the primary owner of Nye’s Trailer Park in Fostoria. During her time back in Fostoria, she was again a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, often volunteering for and attending church services and events.
Linda carried out her strong faith throughout life. She was a very giving person and was always looking for ways she could lend a hand and help those in need. She didn’t know a stranger. She regularly greeted people she didn’t know with her bright smile and a friendly “hello.” She enjoyed spending time with other people and had planned to enjoy her golden years with her family and friends at her cottage on Catawba Island in Ohio while travelling back to Indiana frequently to spend time with her kids and grandkids. She was a dear friend to many and an extremely loving and caring Wife, Mom, and Nina.
Visitation is Sunday June 25, 2017 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at HOENING FUNERAL HOME 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 am Monday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church with Rev. Nicholas Weibl presiding. Burial will follow in St. Wendelin Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the National Brain Tumor Society, St. Wendelin Catholic Church, and St. Anthony Catholic Church c/o Hoening Funeral Home 242 W. Tiffin St, Fostoria, OH 44830.
Online expressions of sympathy, shared memories and memorial video may be viewed by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com
Sunday June 25, 2017 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.
Hoening Funeral Home
Mass of Christian Burial
Monday June 26, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
St. Wendelin Catholic Church
Monday June 26, 2017 following the Funeral Mass
St. Wendelin Catholic Cemetery