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Obituary: Louise A. Faust Brandau, Columbus

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Louise A. (Faust) Brandau, 77, of Columbus, IN, died at 11:40 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2013, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Mrs. Brandau was born October 24, 1935, in Indianapolis, IN, the daughter of the late William and Flora Hunt Faust. She married Gerald F. Brandau July 30, 1960, in Indianapolis, IN, and he survives.

Mrs. Brandau graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in Indianapolis. She was a legal secretary at White, Raub, Reis & Wick Law Firm in Indianapolis for 26 years, worked for Arvin-Meritor in Columbus, and retired from Schwartz Pharma in Seymour, IN.

She was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Columbus where she was a member and past president of the Daughters of Isabella. She enjoyed traveling throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted by Father Doug Marcotte at 10 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2013, at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church at 1306 27th St., Columbus, IN 47201. Calling hours will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. Thursday at Hathaway-Myers Chapel, 1022 Pearl St., Columbus, and from 9 a.m. until service time Friday at the church. A Rosary service will be conducted by Frank Hager at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Committal service will be conducted by Father Gerald Kirkoff at 2 p.m. Friday at Calvary Cemetery, 435 West Troy Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46220.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Haiti Parish through St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, or to the donor’s choice of charities.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Surviving with her husband of 53 years are four nieces, Cheryl (Bill) Bedwell of Morgantown, IN, Sue Knopp of Fishers, IN, Donna Faust of Indianapolis, and Julie (Jerry) Martin of Lawrence, KS; and two nephews, Ronald (Jan) Faust of Minneapolis, MN, And Jeff (Cindy) Brandau of Kansas City, KS.

Along with her parents, Mrs. Brandau was preceded in death by a brother, Bernard Faust.


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