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




Sunday June 25, 2017 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.

242 W Tiffin St, Fostoria, OH, 44830

Hoening Funeral Home

  Mass of Christian Burial

Monday June 26, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

323 N. Wood St. Fostoria, Ohio 44830

St. Wendelin Catholic Church


Monday June 26, 2017 following the Funeral Mass

765 Van Buren St. Fostoria, Ohio 44830

St. Wendelin Catholic Cemetery

  Funeral Luncheon & Gathering

Monday June 26, 2017

323 N. Wood St. Fostoria, Ohio 44830

Following the committal services at St. Wendelin Catholic Cemetery

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'Be not afraid. I go before you always. Come, follow Me, and I will give you rest'. May the love of Jesus our God of comfort fill your hearts as you remember and celebrate Linda's life legacy. Always cherish in your hearts the many warm and fond memories that you share. In the days ahead, may our risen Lord richly bless you all.

 Posted June 28, 2017 - 11:14am

Dear Family Of Mrs. Branwell,
I am very sorry for your loss, in these times of loss it can be very hard to find comfort but there wil be a time soon where God promises to bring our loved ones back to us. that hope can help to keep going and to help us to find true comfort and that can be found at Revelations 21:4 where it states "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."

 Posted June 26, 2017 - 6:35pm
Kay Lash

Dear Alan, Jason and Tisha,
Linda was the most positive person and so very strong. It
didn't hurt that she had a great sense of humor too! What a wonderful legacy - she will be missed by many people. My
sympathy to all the family.
Kay Lash

 Posted June 26, 2017 - 12:43pm
Ralph Koerber

Dear Family,
The measure of a person is what is inside. Linda shared her inner beauty every day as an easy and comfortable expression of her presence. Her exterior beauty was experienced and appreciated by every person. She was relentless in pursuing excellence in her relationships. She touched lives and changed the world. Now she is acknowledged and is receiving her reward.

 Posted June 26, 2017 - 9:37am
Ralph Koerber

Dear Family,
The measure of a person is what is inside and how one lives daily. Linda let her inner beauty flower outward as a gentle touching of other people's lives. Her exterior beauty was experienced and appreciated by everyone she met. She selflessly gave of herself and made the world a better place. She touched hearts and changed the world. Now she receives her reward.

 Posted June 26, 2017 - 9:32am
Julie Stevens

I am so sorry your Grandma Linda passed away. She was a lovely person. You have many wonderful memories which will help give you comfort.
You're in my thoughts and prayers,
Mrs. Stevens

 Posted June 25, 2017 - 1:37pm
Diann and Fred Hay

Alan and family, We wish to offer our deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear wife and mother. It was great to see her at St Wendelin these past few years as she took part in the many programs that were offered. She always had a big smile no matter how sick she may have felt and her spirit through her illness is an inspiration to all. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Diann and Fred Hay

 Posted June 25, 2017 - 1:06pm
Rosie (Frankart) & Paul Stanley

We are so sorry for your loss. We got to know Linda when our moms were in the nursing home together. She always was very friendly to all she encountered. Peace and blessings to all.

 Posted June 25, 2017 - 7:47am
Janice Jensen

We will always remember the night that Linda and Larry arrived at Uncle Lester and Aunt Helen's. What a wonderful night that was for all of us. We had so many fun holidays together. So sorry that this had to happened to such a wonderful person but she is at peace now-no more suffering. We love you Linda.
Dick, Jan,Karla,Chris and Mark Jensen(cousins)

 Posted June 24, 2017 - 8:47pm
Nancy Warner

I was sad to hear of your loss!! My love and prayers to your family!! Tisha may not remember way back in Preschool at Wesley Center I was your teacher "Miss Nancy" I always enjoyed talking to your Mom at drop off and pick-up!!! She was always ready to help me out for anything with our class!!! She was loved and will be missed !!! God bless you all!!! Cherish those special memories you have!!!

 Posted June 24, 2017 - 8:41pm
Sandy Mccarty

Alan and family. So saddened to learn of Linda's death. It was so wonderful to see her again in Cadillac and again in Fostoria. Her wonderful smile and great laugh will always be remembered. She and your entire family are in my prayers. May she rest in peace in Jesus's arms. With deepest sympathy, Sandy McCarty

 Posted June 24, 2017 - 6:22pm
Judy Beall

So very sad to read of Linda's passing. What a wonderful and spiritual friend. We wish only the richest of blessings for her family. Sincere condolences, Judy and Bill Beall

 Posted June 24, 2017 - 10:33am
Librado & Beatriz Valdez

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Branwell family. May you find peace and comfort in the arms of our father.

 Posted June 23, 2017 - 11:55pm
Librado & Beatriz Valdez

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Branwell Family at this difficult time our prayers go out to the family may you find peace comfort in the arms of our heavenly father

 Posted June 23, 2017 - 11:52pm
Duane & Jeanette Frankart

We are sorry to hear about Linda's passing, she was a fellow classmate and a very caring and friendly person. God has another Angel with Him now.

 Posted June 23, 2017 - 8:37pm
Ann Sacksteder

I am so very sorry to hear of Linda's passing. We became friends over the past few years through Bible Study. I loved her innocent approach and sparkly laugh. We shared more than a few of those. She was a true Christian and I know with faith that she is enjoying eternal happiness. May God bless you all.

 Posted June 23, 2017 - 3:21pm

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