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Madonna M (Ley) Brandenburg

February 3, 1933 ~ April 16, 2019 (age 86)

Avilla - Madonna M. (Ley) Koch Brandenburg, 86, of Avilla, passed away on Tuesday April 16, 2019 at Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla.  She was born on Feb 3, 1933 in Avilla to the late Francis "Frank" and Mary "Mame" (Schlotter) Ley.  On May 22, 1954, she married Eugene "Rudy" Koch at St. Marys Church in Avilla.  He preceded her in death on May 19, 1994.  She later married Nova Brandenburg.  He preceded her in death on July 14, 2013.  Madonna retired from Kraft after many years of service.  Survivors include her son, Carl (Rebecca) Koch of Avilla, daughters, Lesa (fiance' Vincent Miller) Koch of Fort Wayne, and Mary A. Simmons of Avilla.  Also surviving are grandchildren, Charlie, Gloria, Ryan, Nathan, Shaun, Micheal, Fawn, Dusti, Drew, April, Timmy, Kimberly (Jordan) Amick, and David (Breeana) Gilbert, 22 great grand children, and sisters, Eileen "Mike" Davenport of Avilla, Elizabeth "Betty" Ellert of Avilla, and Mary Jane Stoner of Avilla.  She was preceded in death by brothers, Jerome Ley, and Francis Ley, sisters, Martha Ross, and Pearl Rhodes, son Patrick Koch and daughters-in-law, Janice Koch, and Diane Koch, and son-in-law, Timothy Simmons.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00am Tuesday April 23, 2019,  at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Avilla, with visitation one hour prior to service.  Visitation also from 2-4 & 6-8pm Monday April 22, 2019 at Harper Funeral Homes, 530 N Main St., Avilla, with Rosary at 7pm.  Burial at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Avilla.  Donations in Madonna's memory may be directed to St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church or masses.  To leave a condolence or sign the online guestbook, please visit

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