Obituary of Brenda Ann Andrix
Blissfield – Brenda Ann Andrix, age 72, of Blissfield, passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, March 20, 2022. She was born on August 30, 1949, in Adrian to Arthur W. and Irma E. (Papenhagen) Brenke. Brenda was a 1967 graduate of Blissfield High School, and she went on to graduate from nursing school as an LPN. She married Thomas DeBacker on June 14, 1971, and had two children, Christopher (Heidi) DeBacker and Amy (Brad) Bettis, along with seven grandkids, Crisilee, Sophie, Mylie, and Darby DeBacker, Quentin, Sarah, and Carson Bettis. Later she married Michael Andrix on October 15, 1993, and her family grew to include his children, Steven ((Shannon) Andrix, Charlie (Tara) Andrix, Laura Cantrell, and six grandkids, Jenna, Cara, Addisyn, and CJ Andrix, Taylor Cantrell, and Sierra Spallone.
Over the years, Brenda worked in surgery and also cared for patients at Bixby Hospital, Herrick Manor, and in the offices of Dr. Burns, Dr. Villarta, Dr. Winder, and eventually retired from nursing after working with Dr. Sudhir Rao for many years.
Brenda loved to travel with her husband and spent many hours exploring the country in their 5th wheel. Mostly, she cherished time spent with her grandchildren on vacation, watching them do their thing as well and being their biggest encourager.
In addition to her children and grandchildren, Brenda is survived by her sister, Sharon (Jim) Wilkes, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Arthur Brenke Jr; and her adoring husband, Michael Andrix.
At Brenda’s request, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.comArrangements have been entrusted to Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield.