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Brenda K Firestone

May 8, 2019

Brenda K. Firestone, of Albion, passed away on Wednesday May 8, 2019 at her home in Albion.  She was the daughter of the late WIlliam D. and Evelyn L. (Stump) Gaerte.  Brenda had many jobs throughout her life, including working at Tower Advertising in Ligonier.  She retired from Parker Hannifin in Albion.  She enjoyed reading, and had been a member of the Ladies Circle at the United Methodist Church and belonged to the Noble County Democratic Party.  She especially loved her beagle, Honey.  Survivors include a son, Evan (Dr. Michael Columbia) Firestone of Ft. Wayne, daughters, Mitch Sheppard of Ft. Wayne and Wendy (Stephen) Hepner of Milwaukee, WI, brother, Ken W. (Janis) Gaetre of Indianapolis, and sister, Ellen Jean (Russell) Smith of Albion.  Also surviving are grandchildren, Thomas Sheppard and Katherine "Katie" Sheppard both of Ft. Wayne.  Funeral service will be 2:00pm on Monday May 13, 2019 at Harper Funeral Homes, Albion Chapel, 771 Trail Ridge Road, Albion, with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Burial will be at Stringtown Cemetery near Wolf Lake.  Donations in Brenda's memory may be directed to the Humane Society of Noble County or Black Pine Animal Sancutary.  To leave an online condolence or sign the online guestbook, visit

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