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Brenda McDanel
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Obituary for Brenda McDanel

Brenda McDanel, age 57 of Boone, died at her home on February 10. 2018.

Following her wishes, Brenda has been cremated. A Memorial Service will be Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel, at Sixth and Marshall, officiated by Pastor Bruce Thomas.

Brenda Ann McDanel was born in New Hampton, Iowa on February 10, 1961, the daughter of Leo and Helen (Moellers) Franzen. She graduated from West Union High School. On July 12, 1984, Brenda married Monte McDanel in Boone, Iowa. Brenda was a wife, mother, and homemaker. She loved spending time with her family and attending family reunions. Brenda enjoyed crafts and she was artistic in painting and wood burning. She also enjoyed fishing especially at Big Creek, cooking, and watching cooking shows and the Hallmark and Lifetime channels on television.

Brenda was preceded in death by her father, a brother Alan, and a great nephew, Robert Nass. She is survived by her husband Monte of Boone; her six children and her grandchildren, Timothy McDanel; Jessica McDanel and her children, Eysak, Kyran, Jadyn, and Rylen; Natasha (Cal) Holmstrom and their daughter Olivia; Mason McDanel; Shaylia (Leon) Borgomainerio and their children, Aleaya and Alazyn; and Mylan (Emily) McDanel and their son Morris; her mother, Helen Franzen; five brothers, Michael (Donna) Franzen, Brian (Rose) Franzen, Bruce (Debbie) Franzen, Lester Franzen, and Carl (Niki) Franzen; four sisters, Maggie O’Brien, Amy (Floyd) Hemesath, Laura Lubka, and Karen Myrah; a sister-in-law, Kim Franzen; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel on Friday from 6 until 8 p.m., at which time the family will be present. On Saturday morning, friends may call from 8 a.m. until service time.

Per Brenda's request, In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family or Iowa Kidney Foundation.

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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel

1006 Sixth Street
Boone, IA 50036

Family will be present from 6-8pm

Memorial Service




10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel

1006 Sixth Street
Boone, IA 50036


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