Brandi Kretzer, 33, of Vandalia passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at her home. She was born on September 24, 1989, the daughter of Hank and Valerie (Miller) Williams in Centralia. She married her love and best friend, Wesley Kretzer on May 13, 2017, in Vernon and he survives her in Vandalia.
Along with her husband, Wesley, Brandi is survived by her beloved family, her parents, Hank and Valerie Williams of Vernon; her stepchildren, Mekenzie Kretzer and Layla Kretzer; paternal grandmother, Linda Trujillo of Irvington; maternal grandparents, Larry and Marie Miller of Junction City; siblings, Tyler Williams and Jasmin Tarlton of Centralia, Nora Miller of Altamont, and Quade Jordan Williams and Michaela of Vandalia; nieces and nephews, Cayden Thompson, Maddi Thompson, Easton Dean, Banner Dean, Brantley Williams, Milo Dean, Rhylan Williams, and Braxten Williams; aunts and uncles, Larry Curtis Miller and Candy of Junction City, Cheri Chumley and Kelly of Centralia, Kelley Jourdan Of Junction City, Paula Elberts and James of Chanahon, Jerry Williams and Bobbi Ann of Florida, Brenda Williams of Irvington, Patricia Ann Mundy of Bloomington, Indiana, and Bryan Williams of Bloomington, Indiana; mother-in-law, Myrna Kretzer of Salem; uncle-in-law and aunts-in-law, Lester and Donna Kretzer, and Marsha Kretzer; and several cousins, extended family and friends.
Brandi was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Jerry Williams; and her father-in-law, Martin Kretzer.
Brandi was a loyal employee of Warren G. Murray Center in Centralia, where her contagious smile uplifted her co-workers. She was a makeup artist, bringing that wow factor by creating beautiful, dramatic makeup looks. Brandi loved to travel and enjoyed time relaxing at fun, new destinations. She had a heart for time spent outdoors, appreciating a slower pace while camping and sharing stories with family and friends while hanging out around a bonfire. Brandi liked everything about a day on the water, boating and soaking in some rays of sunshine. She was a favorite with her nieces and nephews, spoiling them with love. Brandi had a gift of finding beauty in all the little things that life brought her way. She will be remembered as a lovely, loving daughter, granddaughter, wife, stepmother, sister, niece, aunt, and friend. She will be deeply missed as she was gone too soon. Brandi’s beautiful spirit will carry on in the hearts and actions of all those who knew and loved her.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2023, at the Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia with Pastor Larry Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Little Grove Cemetery in Walnut Hill. Friends and relatives are welcome to a visitation time from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home in Centralia. Memorials may be made in Brandi’s honor to the Family’s Wishes. Online condolences and memories of Brandi may be shared with the family by visiting www.maczfuneralhomes.com and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.
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